Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ching 6 shots out of lead

Honolulu's Alex Ching shot a 4-over 74 yesterday in the first round of the U.S. Amateur golf tournament in Norman, Okla.

Ching is six shots behind the leader, Tim Jackson of Germantown, Tenn., who shot a 2-under 68.

Another Hawaii golfer, Sam Cyr, is 15 shots back at 13-over 83.

The tournament resumes today.


Omura becomes a UH Assistant

Former Hawaii baseball standout Isaac Omura is joining the Hawaii staff.

Omura was added as a volunteer assistant under coach Mike Trapasso, the school announced yesterday.

“;We're very excited to have Isaac on staff with us,”; Trapasso said. “;He was a great player for UH for three years. ... He'll be a great resource for our players, having played at such a high level.”;

Omura lettered from 2003 to '05 before getting drafted by the Oakland Athletics. He was a two-time All-WAC player with a career .333 average and 99 RBIs.