Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Thursday, August 13, 2009

Central Maui ousted in regional

Northern California defeated Central Maui 5-3 in pool play at the Little League West Regional at San Bernardino, Calif., yesterday.

The loss eliminated Central Maui (1-3) from the tournament.

Northern California, Southern California, Nevada and Arizona advanced to today's semifinals. The tournament winner advances to the Little League World Series Aug. 21-30.


Dugas captures assistant pro title

Eric Dugas of Kuki'o Golf and Beach Club finished at 7-under 137 for a seven-shot win yesterday over Regan Lee of Pearl Country Club to win the Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Pro Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club.

Dugas followed up his 6-under 66 on Tuesday with a 1-under 71 yesterday.

Dugas and Lee earned the two spots in the upcoming national championship, Oct. 1-4 at Port St. Lucie, Fla.


Matsui, Kim win at Pearl

Honolulu's Shigeru Matsui shot an even-par 72 yesterday at Pearl Country Club to win the USGA Senior Amateur Qualifier.

Matsui moves on to the national championship, Sept. 12-17 in Chicago.

On the women's side, Honolulu's Bev Kim shot 83 to qualify for the national championship Sept. 12-17 in Virginia. Chaok Merkle is the first alternate after finishing a stroke behind Kim.


UH conducting fundraiser

Hawaii has launched a “;Serving Up 1,000”; campaign in anticipation of Rainbow Wahine volleyball coach Dave Shoji's 1,000th career victory.

Entering his 35th season at UH, Shoji is 16 wins away from becoming just the second Division I women's volleyball coach to reach 1,000 wins.

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