John Woodcock, a former University of Hawaii football star who went on to play for the Detroit Lions and San Diego Chargers, died last Sunday at his home in Fremont, Calif., of an apparent heart attack. He was 44.
Former UH star
The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Woodcock played defensive tackle for the Rainbows in 1974 and '75 under coach Larry Price.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; their daughter, Holly, a student at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo; his mother, Marian Louis, and three sisters.
WAHINE SOCCER TEAM RAINED OUT: Tropical Storm Francis forced cancellation of yesterday's University of Hawaii Wahine soccer match against Tulane University in the Tulane Soccer Invitational at New Orleans.
QB CLUB LINEUP: Monday's speakers at the weekly luncheon of the Honolulu Quarterback Club are: freelance writer Ray Pendleton, who writes a weekly column on boating and marine issues for the Star-Bulletin; Bowl Games of Hawaii chief executive officer Lenny Klompus, and Hawaii football coach Fred vonAppen. Lunch at the Pagoda Restaurant is served at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon. The public is invited.
JAMILA IN U.S. MID-AMATEUR: Damien Jamila shot a 3-under-par 69 yesterday at the Mid-Pacific Country Club to qualify for the lone Hawaii berth in the 18th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship Oct. 3-8 at the NCR Country Club in Dayton, Ohio.
TOMORI, MIYAGI ADVANCE: Christel Tomori of Hilo shot a 2-under-par 70 yesterday to finish third in the LPGA Sectional Qualifier at Rancho Mirage, Calif., with a 72-hole total of 286, six strokes behind medalist Karen Stupples.
Julie Miyagi, a former University of Hawaii golfer from Oahu, shot 77--294 for a share of 30th place and also advanced to the LPGA's final qualifying tournament next month in Daytona Beach, Fla.