Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Thursday, July 30, 2009

Kim fourth at Junior PGA

Former Big Island resident Kimberly Kim is tied for fourth place at the Junior PGA Girls Championship in Maineville, Ohio, with a two-round total of 140.

Her second 2 under effort at the TPC River's Bend course has her five shots off Alexis Thompson's lead.

Britney Yada of Waiakea was 20 shots back with a 155 after a 3-over 75 yesterday.

» Kamehameha's Alika Bell is 15 shots off the lead in the Junior PGA Boys Championship with a two-round total of 5-over 149. T.J. Vogul leads the field at 8-under 134.


Komoto takes stroke play lead

Kacie Komoto moved to the lead after two rounds of the HSWGA Hawaii State Women's Amateur Stroke Play Championship yesterday with a 1-under 71 at Mid-Pacific Country Club.

Her two-day total of 2-over 146 has her two strokes ahead of Moanalua graduate Kristina Merkle, who led the field by two strokes entering the day.

Play concludes today starting at 8:15 a.m.

Komoto, a Honolulu resident, bounced back from a 75 in the opening round to post the best round of the tournament.