Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Friday, July 31, 2009

Kim in second at Junior pGA

Former Big Island resident Kimberly Kim is in second place after three rounds of the Junior Girls PGA Championship yesterday at Maineville, Ohio.

Kim shot a 3-under 69 (5-under 209 overall) to move within four strokes of leader Alexis Thompson (9-under 205).

Thompson, of Coral Springs, Fla., became the youngest champion of the event in 2007 (age 12) by defeating Kim in a duel that came down to the back nine of the final round.

Play concludes today at TPC River's Bend.


Komoto takes stroke play title

Kacie Komoto won the HSWGA Hawaii State Women's Amateur Stroke Play Championship yesterday with a final round 4-over 76 at Mid-Pacific Country Club.

Komoto posted a three-day total of 6-over 222 to hold off Eimi Koga (225) and Kristina Merkle (226).


Ching wins qualifier

Punahou graduate Alex Ching won the 2009 USGA Amateur Championship Qualifier yesterday at Honolulu Country Club with a 36-hole total of 134.

He bested runner-up Sean Maekawa by four strokes and advanced to the USGA Amateur Championship on Aug. 24-30 at Tulsa. Okla.

Maekawa is the first alternate, while 'Iolani's Lorens Chan was third at 141.


Hawaii team 12th

A team of four Hawaii golfers tied for 12th at the 37th Junior America's Cup yesterday at Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena, Calif.

Nainoa Calip, Alex Chiarella, Justin Chu and Bou-An Fujieki shot a 673 over three rounds and were 41 shots off the lead.

Calip, of Pahoa, had the best individual performance of the four by tying for 27th with a 224.


ESPN to profile surfer Marzo

Hawaii surfer Clay Marzo will be featured on the ESPN show E:60 on Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Marzo, 20, was interviewed by ESPN's Lisa Salters. He has autism but has emerged as a gifted surfer, winning three NSSA National surfing titles.


Stadium Stars meeting soon

The Stadium Stars program for up-and-coming sports broadcasters is holding an orientation meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Aloha Stadium.

For more information, call 833-5466 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



Chaminade soccer signs bevy

The Chaminade men's soccer team has revamped its roster with the announcement of 23 players in its 2009 class.

The group includes local players Mathias Berbel, Nikolas Dudley, Warren Spencer and Nicholas Botelho (Saint Louis). Also signed were Daniel Dartt (Leilehua), Kyle Suan, Nick Ogata and Jonathan Fukumoto (Mililani) as well as Dylan Taschner (Kalani), Brandon Salvador (Pearl City) and Christian Nichols (Radford).

Junior college transfer William “;Eddie”; West is being touted as a key player after taking Player of the Year honors for the NJCAA Region 10 as a freshman.


HPU adds recruit from Denmark

The men's cross country team yesterday announced the signing of Denmark's Fleming Eriksen for 2009.

The Sea Warriors are going for their third straight PacWest title this year.