Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, July 9, 1999

Waikiki yacht holding
Transpac lead

Two Guys On the Edge held on- to its lead yesterday in the Transpacific Yacht Race from California to Hawaii.

The doublehanded entry out of the Waikiki Yacht Club, with only Les Vasconcellos and Bruce Burgees aboard, was 710 miles from the Diamond Head finish line.

Among the fastest boats, which started four days after the generally older and heavier displacement vessels, Pyewacket of the Los Angeles Yacht Club moved out in front of Zephyrus IV for the first time.

Pyewacket was 770 miles out, 20 miles ahead of Zephyrus IV of the St. Francis and San Diego Yacht clubs.

Hershey track meet

Some 400 boys and girls, ages 9-14, will compete in the 16th annual Hawaii finals of the Hershey Track and Field Youth Program tomorrow, between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Kaiser High School oval.

The top performers will be eligible for selection to the Pacific Southwest Regional team that will go against teams from seven other U.S. and Canada regions at Hershey, Pa., on Aug. 14.

Junior golf tour

The Hawaii State Junior Golf Association will conduct its first-ever HSJGA Junior Tour Series this summer, beginning with the July 22 Kauai JTS at the Kiahuna Golf Course on Kauai.

The Oahu JTS is scheduled for July 27 at Bay View Golf Park's Ocean Heart course in Kaneohe. The Maui JTS will be played Aug. 2 at Wailea's Emerald course.

All juniors are invited to participate but they must be HSJGA members. Membership applications and JTS entry forms can be secured by calling the Oahu HSJGA office at 532-0559.

Boys and girls 13-18 years old will compete in stroke play over 18 holes. Those 8-12 years old will play nine holes.

Entry deadline for the Kauai series opener is July 19. The entry fee is $20.

Mauna Kea pro tourney

The AT&T Aloha Section PGA Stroke Play Championship will be held Aug. 2-4 at the Big Island's Mauna Kea Resort, with more than 50 of Hawaii's top professional golfers vying for $16,000 in cash prizes and $1,000 in AT&T air-time gift certificates.

Heading the field for the 54-hole event is defending champ Kevin Hayashi of Hilo.

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

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