PRIZE CATCH: The 973-pound Pacific blue marlin that Robert Dudley of California landed yesterday was the second-largest fish caught in the 49-year history of the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament.
Higher seeds advance in Kailua
The top-seeded doubles team of Minh Le and Wei Yu Su handily defeated the No. 8 team of Billy Ball and Torin Ching yesterday in Kailua Night Doubles at the Kailua Racquet Club, 6-1, 6-0.
Later in the evening, No. 4-seeded Michael Bruggermann and Erich Chen eliminated No. 7 Michael Lim and Thomas Shubert 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
The other two quarterfinal matches are today, with both semifinals played on Friday and the championship match Saturday night.
Team Hawaii 5th at Jr. America’s Cup
Team Hawaii was in fifth place heading into today's second round of the 36th Boys Junior America's Cup in Vancouver, Wash.
Team Hawaii was at 225 on the par-72 Royal Oaks Country Club course, 12 strokes behind Mexico (213). Kamehameha's Alika Bell topped the Hawaii scoring with a 1-over 73, four strokes in back of leader Patrick Cantlay of California.
Other Team Hawaii results were: 'Iolani's David Fink 74, St. Anthony's Taeksoo Kim 78 and Punahou's Bradley Shigezawa 81. Play concludes tomorrow.
Sisler leading state stroke play
Katie Sisler carded a 1-over 73 to take a three-stroke lead into today's second round of the Hawaii State Women's Golf Association Stroke Play Championship at Mid-Pacific Country Club.
Xyra Suyetsugu was in second at 76 in the 14-player field with Woori Han, Jaclyn Hilea and Kaili Britos tied for third at 77. Play concludes with tomorrow's final round.
» Jay Taise won the Aloha Section PGA Senior Championship with a first-hole playoff victory over Mark Morrison on Monday at the North Course of Mauna Lani Resort on the Big Island.
The two tied with two-round totals of 147, but Taise walked away with the title after Morrison could not hit an 18-footer to match Taise, 50, who earned his first senior (50-and-over) victory.
Taise, Morrison, Lance Taketa (148), Bill Hunt (149) and Mike Iyoki (149) all qualified for the 2008 Senior PGA Professional National Championship in October in California.
Shibata advances at Pro Tahara
Hawaii's Jason Shibata led the international field at day 1 of the ASP's World Qualifying Series Yumeya Billabong Pro Tahara, advancing to today's round of 144 in Tahara, Japan.
Tetta Mori of Japan took the top score with 16.50 points out of a possible 20. Shibata's scores of 5.83 and 5.50 were enough to advance in 3- to 4-foot wave conditions.
Teams medal at High Performance
Aloha Region boys teams won two medals at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships that concluded Saturday in Tucson, Ariz.
The Aloha Region took gold in the Boys National Youth division, defeating USA Silver. Members of the team coached by John Ing were Carlson Aki, Chad Barretta, Gabriel Ching, Bronson Dagon and Scott Enos. Also, Michael Gomez, Kaipo Lucas, Micah Naone, Donovan Nieres, Kent Morita and Jaylen Reyes.
On the silver-medal team from Hawaii were Clayton Morante and Christian Kahookaulana.
The Aloha Region also earned the silver medal in the Boys International Youth division, losing to USA White. Members of the second-place team, coached by George Ehia, were Kyle Barretta, Spencer Bishop, Matthew Cheape, Ryan Dunham and Lance Kinningham. Also Reid Pangelinan, Aaron Robinson, Anthony Robinson, Chris Schoknect and Chase Suzumoto.
On the USA White championship team from Hawaii were Tyler Crabb, named the MVP, and Tyler Donovan. Hawaii players on the USA Gold team that finished third were Scooter Sakaida and Tyler Tanaka.