Kono survives at Public Links
Match play was rough yesterday for Hawaii's golfers in the Women's U.S. Amateur Publinx Championship, but 18-year-old Stephanie Kono survived and positioned herself for another deep run.
The Punahou graduate ousted Laura Luethke of Fresno, Calif., 5 and 3 yesterday to advance to the round of 32, while the four other local golfers remaining - Kimberly Kim (Hilo), Kelly Nakashima (Wailuku), Mari Chun (Pearl City) and Kristina Merkle (Honolulu) - all were eliminated in the first round.
Kono faces Ani Gulugian of Irvine, Calif., today, and will play a second match if she wins as the field shrinks to eight by tomorrow.
Raiders: Walker will be in camp
ALAMEDA, Calif. » The Oakland Raiders expect new receiver Javon Walker to be ready for training camp when he recovers from injuries incurred during a robbery in Las Vegas last weekend.
Raiders coach Lane Kiffin finally spoke to Walker by phone yesterday, more than two days after Walker was discovered unconscious and beaten on a back street near the Las Vegas Strip following a night of partying. Walker was released from a hospital after treatment for a concussion and facial injuries.
"The info that I have is he's going to be fine," Kiffin said. "Training camp won't be an issue. ... But until our guys look at him, I don't want to say (the extent of Walker's injuries)."