Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Monday, September 14, 2009

Wie finishes 8 off the pace

Honolulu's Michelle Wie closed with a 2-over 73 yesterday at the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers, Ark., to finish tied for 27th at 1-under 212.

The Punahou School graduate was a distant eight strokes off the winning pace of fellow LPGA Tour rookie Jiyai Shin, who closed with a 64. Her 9-under 204 total left Shin in a tie for first with SBS Open winner Angela Stanford and Sun Young Yoo. Shin won in a playoff.

Wie, the Stanford University sophomore who returns to school in two weeks, pocketed $14,015 and has earned nearly $600,000 in 16 starts. She has six top-10 finishes.


Hawaii shut out by Pepperdine

The Hawaii soccer team had only a single shot on goal and was shut out 2-0 by Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif., yesterday.

The Rainbow Wahine dropped to 1-4-1 while the Waves improved to 4-1-1.

Sophia Medina and Michelle Spacciapolli beat Hawaii keeper Kristina Ehrett for Pepperdine's goals. Ehrett played all 90 minutes in goal for UH, finishing with nine saves.

Hawaii was outshot 22-4 in the match, and Chelsey Goo had the team's only shot on goal.

The Rainbow Wahine continue their road trip when they visit Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday.


Hawaii surfers win heats

Kekoa Bacalso and Fredrick Patacchia won their first-round heats at the Hurley Pro Trestles at San Clemente, Calif., yesterday.

Bacalso needed every point to win his contest, scoring 11.90 points to nip Marlon Lipke (11.66) and C.J. Hobgood (10.27).

Patacchia was pushed by Josh Kerr of Australia, but outscored him 11.97-11.33. Jihad Khodr of Brazil was third with 8.86 points.

Hawaii's Dustin Barca was second in his heat, while Kai Barger and Roy Powers each finished third.

Barger lost his second-round heat, 12.16-9.93 to Joel Parkinson. Powers will surf against Tim Reyes and Barca will take on Ben Dunn.



Sea Warriors settle for draw

The Hawaii Pacific soccer team fought through two overtimes to earn a scoreless draw with UH-Hilo yesterday in Kaneohe.

The Sea Warriors outshot the Vulcans 19-9 but Vulcans keeper Shanna Brown had seven saves. HPU keeper Carriane Makino had three saves.

The teams open the Pacific West Conference season on Saturday in Hilo.