Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, April 30, 1997

HIAChonors Hawaii
Pacific’s Ringor, Okita

Hawaii Pacific University outfielder Michele Ringor and coach Howard Okita have been named the Hawaii Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's softball most valuable player and coach of the year, respectively.

Ringor hit .391 and Okita led the No. 1-ranked Sea Warriors to a 42-5 record and a trip to the Far West Regionals next week.

Other Sea Warriors on the first team are first baseman Felisa Pascua, second baseman Jarnett Lono, third baseman Carrlyn Ah Yat, shortstop Lynette Williams, catcher Jennifer Kimura, outfielder Chameka Costa and designated player Star Perry.

The only player not from HPU is outfielder Kanani Bona of the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

MARTIN, RESTO WIN: At Denver, Hawaii boxes Nygel Martin (125 pounds) and Yamar Resto (156 pounds) won their first-round bouts at the National Golden Gloves tournament yesterday.

However, Hawaii's Kenneth Davis lost his 139-pound bout.

PAVAO TO CANADA Q-SCHOOL: There will be a new champion in this year's 54-hole Navy-Marine Invitational, which starts Friday at the Navy-Marine golf course.

Two-time defending champion Mike Pavao, the former University of Hawaii golfer and WAC individual champion, has turned pro. He'll leave shortly to enter the Canadian PGA Tour's qualifying school beginning May 12 at Vancouver Island, B.C.

PRITCHETT TO DEFEND TITLE: Host pro David Pritchett hopes a little course knowledge helps him defend his title in the GTE Hawaiian Tel Hall of Fame Championship at Kapalua's Plantation golf course. The first and second rounds start at 6:30 a.m. Sunday and Monday. Friday's pro-am begin at 9 a.m.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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