Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, February 19, 1999

Kirk one shot ahead
of Loar in Burns golf

Michael Kirk of UNLV shot a 60-under-par 66 for a 36-hole total of 134 and holds a one-shot lead over Oklahoma State's Edward Loar in the individual standings after yesterday's second round of the John Burns Invitational golf tournament at the Kaneohe Klipper course.

Oklahoma State held onto the team lead with a 24-under total of 552, six strokes ahead of UNLV and SMU. Hawaii was in a three-way tie for 10th at 3-over 579 and UH-Hilo was 16th at 589.

The Vulcans' Shane Hoshino was tied with seven others at 138 after a second-round 69. Louis Mexia was the Rainbows' individual leader at 69--141.

WAHINE WIN TWO IN WATER POLO: The nationally sixth-ranked Hawaii women's water polo team slipped past No. 9 San Jose State, 8-7, yesterday at San Jose, Calif., after whipping Division III power UC Santa Cruz, 20-7, in an earlier match.

Katie Hill led the way for UH (8-5) against San Jose State with four goals, including the deciding tally early in the final period.

BYUH TENNIS TEAM WINS: Wei-Yu Su, Toshi Matsui, Jakob Nordvall and Paul Martinico were singles and doubles winners for the Brigham Young-Hawaii men's tennis team in a 6-3 victory over Hawaii Pacific yesterday.

Johan Sandblom won his singles and doubles matches for HPU.

MCCULLY, EWA AJA WINNERS: Steve Otani, Guy Yoshida and Len Uyeda stroked three hits apiece and combined for nine RBIs as McCully clobbered Wahiawa, 18-2, in an Oahu Senior AJA baseball game at Ala Wai Field last night.

Meanwhile, at Hans L'Orange Park, Shawn Nakamura homered, singled and knocked in five runs, leading Ewa to a 9-3 victory over Manoa.

TITLE DEFENSE FOR ALEXIO: World heavyweight kickboxing champion Dennis Kaheke Alexio will bid for his 51st consecutive victory over a 15-year period when he defends the title against European champ Ricky "The Tank" Nickelson of Britain on March 6 at Blaisdell Arena.

WAIMANALO HANDBALL CLINIC: As part of Drug Free Hawaii Awareness Month, the Waimanalo Health Center's Teen Force will join Straub and Bank of Hawaii in sponsoring a free instructional handball clinic for teens from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., tomorrow at the Waimanalo Elementary/Intermediate School courts.

For more information, call Kawena Mann, 259-9428.

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