Ching takes 1-shot lead at OCC
Defending champion Alex Ching shot a 3-under-par 68 to take a one-stroke lead over David Fink after the second round of the Oahu Country Club Men's Invitational yesterday.
Travis Toyama is four strokes behind Ching at 2-under 70. Mathew Ma shot the low round of the day with a 4-under 71 to move within six shots of the lead.
Gary Kong won the senior flight with a 70-80--150.
Another surf win for Monahan
Newly crowned women's world longboarding champion Joy Monahan of Honolulu capped off the summer of her life by winning the Roxy Jam Honolulu presented by Schick Quattro for Women Thursday off Waikiki.
The 22-year-old Monahan surfed to a convincing win over a stellar local lineup in the final to earn $2,000. She finished with 15.75 points.
The runner-up for the second consecutive year was 15-year-old Roxy team rider Kelia Moniz of Honolulu (13.29) with 20-year-old Geodee Clark, also of Honolulu, third (11.17). Honolulu's Malia Kaleopa'a, 23, was fourth (5,50).
Crystal Dzigas of Waikiki, eliminated in the semifinals, earned the $3,000 Schick Quattro for Women Style Award for overall presentation.
The Roxy Jam Honolulu was part of the Duke's OceanFest, a celebration of surfing and water sports held in honor of legendary waterman Duke Kahanamoku.