Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Friday, December 18, 2009

Sony Open in 2011 may be in 3-D

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem not only has the Sony Open in Hawaii coming back at least one more year through 2011, he's also working with the electronics company to broadcast it in 3-D.

“;We are excited about working with Sony to showcase the potential of 3-D technology at the 2011 Sony Open in Hawaii,”; Finchem said. “;We believe that 3-D has the potential to put the fan right in the center of the action. The beauty of the Sony Open in Hawaii makes this the perfect setting to debut this technology.”;

This is the 12th year Sony has sponsored the tour's first full-field event of the season.


ASP honors Bacalso and Ho

The Association of Surfing Professionals says Hawaii had the best rookies this year.

Kekoa Bacalso, of Mililani, claimed the 2009 ASP World Tour Rookie of the Year Award. He was rated 18th overall in 2009.

The 2009 ASP Women's World Tour Rookie of the Year Award went to Coco Ho, of Sunset Beach. She was the only member of her rookie class to win an event—the Rip Curl Pro Search Portugal.



Chaminade falls to Drury

The Chaminade women's basketball team lost to Drury University (Mo.) 98-49 yesterday in the opener of the 2009 Hoop N Surf tournament at Kilauea Gym.

Samantha Saito led the Silverswords (1-3) with 12 points.