Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, September 3, 1997

PGA Grand Slam
now starts Nov. 17

To accommodate the travel needs of Ernie Els and Davis Love III, two participants who will be also competing in the World Cup, the Mastercard PGA Grand Slam has been moved up one day.

Originally scheduled for Nov. 18-19 at the Poipu Bay Resort golf course on Kauai, the $1 million event featuring the winners of golf's four majors will start on Monday, Nov. 17, instead.

Els, the U.S. Open champion, is the defending individual champion in the World Cup, which will be held at Kiawah Island, S.C., Nov. 20-23. Love was named along with Fred Couples to represent the United States before he won the PGA Championship.

Also in the Grand Slam foursome are Masters champion Tiger Woods and Justin Leonard, winner of the British Open.

PGA of America officials said that the two-day event is sold out. But match tickets are still available as part of a travel package by several Kauai hotels. For more information, telephone the Poipu Bay Resort Association at 1-800-742-8258.

TBS Sports will telecast the event on both days, starting at 2:05 p.m., Hawaii time.

HAWAII HALL OF FAME: The Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame is taking nominations for its inaugural class of inductees.

"We are looking for inductees who made sports history during the period from 1850 to 1959," said Larry Price, Governor Ben Cayetano's special assistant for sports promotion and chairman of the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame Committee, which was established this past June.

Nomination criteria are: world champion of a sanctioned athletic association; Olympic medalist; an inductee in a recognized international or national Hall of Fame; professional athletes who have been voted to All-Pro or All-Star teams, or members of a championship team. The selection committee will also consider athletes who were considered leading pioneers or contributors to their sports.

Nominations must include a biographical sketch, a non-returnable photo and copies of news clippings. Send to: Aloha Stadium, P.O. Box 3066, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96820. E-mail: Kssk@pixi.com, Attn: Larry Price. FAX: (808)-847-3067, Attn.: Larry Price.

The selection committee includes the Honolulu Star-Bulletin's Bill Kwon, Cindy Luis and Paul Carvalho; the Honolulu Advertiser's Ferd Borsch, Ann Miller, Ferd Lewis and Dave Koga, KFVE sports announcer Jim Leahey, and Larry Price.

Inductees will be announced Dec. 25, with an induction ceremony Feb. 3, 1998, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

For additional information, call Larry Price at 841-8300.

INDOOR FOOTBALL TRYOUTS: Tryouts for a possible Honolulu franchise in the new Professional Indoor Football League will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pachecho Park.

The tryouts will be conducted by the Free Agent Scouting Combine with the aid of assistant coaches from the Hawaii Football League. Players will be evaluated for the PIFL for Hawaii, other west coast teams and a team in France.

The cost of the tryout is $30. For information, contact Father John Fredrick at 676-4714.

The PIFL is scheduled to launch its inaugural season in April 1998.

HAMADA THE BEST: Kari Hamada, Hawaii's fastest women's racer, also proved to be the most consistent last Saturday night.

The 29-year-old driver from Waianae bested a field of over 90 mostly male competitors to win Hawaii Raceway Park's first $10,000 Shootout and take home $4,500.

HPU BASEBALL MEETING: Hawaii Pacific University students interested in playing baseball for the Sea Warriors this spring should attend a preliminary meeting Saturday.

The meeting is at 11 a.m. at the HPU athletic office in the penthouse of 1060 Bishop Street.

Prospective players should bring their class schedule and writing materials.

SCHOLARSHIP TO YAMASATO: Junior golfer Kelly Yamasato, a recent graduate of Hawaii Preparatory Academy, has been awarded a $500 academic scholarship by the Big Island Candies Foundation.

Proceeds from the Hapuna Roundup Invitational Pro-Am go to the scholarship program, which was developed to encourage higher educational goals for junior golfers in Hawaii.

Yamasato will be attending Princeton University this fall.

She graduated with honors from HPA and participated in varsity tennis, golf and cross country as well as Amnesty International and Students Against Drunk Driving.

MURPHY RETURNS: Bob Murphy, the 1994 Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Classic champion, will be back for this year's golf tournament, Oct. 13-19, at the Kaanapali North Course.

Murphy won the Toshiba Senior Classic earlier this year and has $518,567 in official prize money on the PGA SeniorTour.

DRAG RACING: There will be open street racing for all cars and bikes at Hawaii Raceway Park Friday night and NAPA Silver Cup Drag Races Saturday.

The gates open at 6 p.m. both nights and admission is $6.

For further information, call 841-3724.

LIBRARY FOUNDATION BENEFIT: The Links To Literacy golf tournament, a benefit for the Hawaii State Library Foundation, will be held Sept. 9, beginning with an 11:30 a.m. shotgun start at the Honolulu Country Club.

The format is a three-person scramble. The fees range from $1,000 to $5,000 for teams; $350 for individuals.

For additional information, call 831-7896.

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

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