Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, August 3, 1999

Morrison tied with
Castillo for golf lead

Hapuna head golf professional Ron Castillo Jr. and Mark Morrison, a teaching pro at Waikoloa, shared the first-round lead of the AT&T Aloha Section PGA Stroke Play Championship by shooting a 1-under par 71 yesterday.

They were the only two to better par at the Mauna Kea Golf Course.

Ben Hongo of Kapalua and defending champion Kevin Hayashi, who represents Hilo Municipal, were tied for third at 73. Ko Olina's Mark Chapleski and Greg Meyer of the Pearl Country Club were next at 74.

Rodney Acia of Hilo, who shot a 77, led the senior division by one stroke over Kona's Ken Springer.

The 54-hole tournament continues today and tomorrow.

Kaneshiro leads by three

Defending champion Dawn Kaneshiro shot an even-par 72 to take a three-stroke lead going into today's second round of the Hawaii State Women's Golf Association Stroke Play Championship at the Mid-Pacific Country Club.

Anna Umemura, who won the event in 1997, was second with a 75, followed by Rachel Kyono (76) and Merryn Ito (77).

The final round is scheduled for tomorrow.

Lee earns U.S. Amateur berth

Regan Lee finished with a 4-over-par 144 at the Waialae Country Club yesterday to claim Hawaii's lone qualifying berth in the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship at Pebble Beach, Calif., Aug. 16-22.

Hawaii spearfishing sweep

A three-man team from Hawaii captured top team and individual honors last Friday in the U.S. National Freediving Spearfishing Championship at Islamorada, Fla.

Wayde Hayashi, Gene Higa and Wendell Ko teamed to shoot 50 fish, including grouper, snapper, jack, mackerel and hogfish, for a total of 258.25 points - all while holding their breath in water as deep as 90 feet. Points were awarded for total weight of the fish and the number of fish speared. Hayashi shot 20 fish for 108.625 points, the top total among 70 competitors.

Pratt sets bench-press mark

Conrad K. Pratt, an 11-year-old from Kaneohe, set an American AAU bench-press record of 101.2 pounds in the boys' 10-11, 77 pounds-and under division at the AAU Hawaii State Push/Pull Championships last weekend.

The old record was 71 pounds. Pratt weighs 76 pounds.

Maui Invitational pairings

Host Chaminade will tip off the Maui Invitational Basketball Tournament against Big Ten power Purdue on Monday, Nov. 22, at the Lahaina Civic Center.

The second opening-round game will pit Florida against Utah State. That will be followed by North Carolina vs. USC and Georgetown vs. Memphis.

The semifinals are on Nov. 23, at 2 and 4 p.m. The title game is set for Nov. 24, at 5:30 p.m.

IPFL honor to Shinnick

Hawaii defensive back Chris Shinnick was named the Indoor Professional Football League's Defensive Player of the Week yesterday for his performance in the Hammerheads' 24-20 victory over Louisiana Sunday.

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

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