Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, January 13, 1999

By Pierre Tostee, Special to the Star-Bulletin
South Africa's Andre Botha won the 17th annual Morey
World Championships and took the world tour title as well
yesterday at Pipeline on Oahu's north shore.

Botha takes
Morey title

South Africa's Andre Botha won the 17th annual Morey World World Bodyboarding Championships in 3-to-5 foot surf at Pipeline yesterday and in the process also nailed the GOB World Tour title.

Australia's Steve Mackenzie was second and Ben Holland, also of Australia, was third.

Holland also won the Dropknee division, while Hawaii's Kainoa McGee was second and Joey Vierra fourth.

DODDS TEAM WINS PRO-AM: Trevor Dodds' team shot a 17-under-par 53 to win the Sony Open in Hawaii Pro-Am yesterday at the Waialae Country Club.

The other members of Dodds team were Herb Dockery, Larry Probst, Scott Jones and Gary Hogan.

They finished two strokes ahead of eight other groups.

PITCHER PERFECT: Rachel LaCar tossed a perfect game yesterday, striking out six, in Pearl City's 17-0 win over Waialua in a five-inning OIA West softball game.

LaCar helped her own cause by driving in three runs with two homers in going 3-for-4.

WAHINE SECOND IN POLL: The University of Hawaii women's softball team was picked to finish second in the Western Athletic Conference this season in yesterday's poll of the league's coaches.

Defending NCAA champion Fresno State received eight of nine first-place votes to emerge as the overwhelming favorite with 64 points. Hawaii received the remaining vote and earned 54 points with Utah a close third at 52 points.

The Wahine, finishing last year at 46-15 and ranked 14th, open the season against their alumnae on Jan. 30.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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