Kono, Kaneko advance at amateur
Honolulu golfers Stephanie Kono and Ayaka Kaneko advanced today to the match-play segment of the U.S. Women's Amateur golf championship in Eugene, Ore.
Kono tied for 19th after two rounds of stroke play at Eugene Country Club 2-over-par 73-73--146.
Kaneko tied for 43rd at 6-over 73-77--150.
Mari Chun of Pearl City and Kimberly Kim of Hilo tied for 69th and did not make the cut. Both shot 153. Cyd Okino (161) of Honolulu also didn't make it.
McLachlin hires caddy for major
Parker McLachlin, fresh off his first PGA Tour victory at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open, has hired a caddie with a long record of success as he enters the PGA Championship this week.
McLachlin said he has hired John "Cubby" Burke, a veteran who looped for extended periods for Brad Faxon and Davis Love III. Faxon and Love have 27 tour wins between them, including Love's 1997 PGA Championship.
Dean Wilson, who, like McLachlin is from Hawaii, is entered in the season's final major, which starts tomorrow at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Mich.
"I got some rest and I'm ready to tackle the beast of Oakland Hills," McLachlin said in a phone interview after practicing yesterday. "I'm not going to let that (putter) cool off."
Scheibach wins Mid-Amateur qualifier
Mark Scheibach shot a 74 in the USGA Mid-Amateur Sectional Qualifier on Sunday at the Princeville Resort Golf Course to advance to the nationals in Milwaukee, Wis.
Honolulu's Douglas Williams shot 76 and Chris Igawa of Hilo finished with a 77 to earn the two alternate spots.
Kalani coach Matt Lee named finalist
Kalani tennis coach Matt Lee was named one of 12 finalists for the 2008 USTA National Starfish Award.
The award honors high school coaches who implement a "no-cut" policy for their high school teams.
The USTA will recognize two national winners at the 38th annual USTA Tennis Teachers Conference in New York City on Aug. 25.