Hawaii Beat

Wednesday, August 25, 1999

Irwin to play in
Kaanapali golf tourney

Senior PGA star Hale Irwin will play in the EMC Kaanapali Classic Oct. 18-24 on Maui.

Irwin, winner of five senior events and $1.6 million in official prize money, won the 1997 Kaanapali Classic. He joins defending champ Jay Sigel and four other former winners - Orville Moody, Don Bies, Bob Charles and Bob Murphy - in this year's field.

Also committed is Tom McGinnis, who beat Irwin in a playoff in last weekend's BankBoston Classic for his first victory ever on either the PGA or Senior PGA tours.

Viloria wins in world ring

Hawaii's Brian Viloria of the U.S. team won a close 106-pound decision over Brahim Asloum of France yesterday in the World Amateur Boxing Championships at Houston.

BYUH, HPU ranked 1-2 in PacWest volleyball

Perennial volleyball powerhouse Brigham Young-Hawaii and defending NCAA Division II champion Hawaii Pacific are the two top-ranked teams in the Pacific West Conference coaches' preseason poll.

BYU-Hawaii, No. 1 nationally most of last season, received eight first-place votes and 62 points. HPU, with six first-place votes, had 61 points.

Rounding out the top five are Seattle Pacific (29), Hawaii-Hilo (22) and Chaminade (10).

Ballard highest first-round scorer in French surf meet

Hawaii's Rochelle Ballard led the first-round advance in the world-class women's field in the Hossegor Rip Curl Pro surfing meet yesterday at Hossegor, France.

Ballard had a score of 26.40, highest of the day, in winning her heat to move on to round 3.

Shane Dorian and Kalani Robb of Hawaii were among the nonwinners in the opening round of men's competition. They were to surf again today in second-round elimination heats.

Ahi Fever in Waianae fishing tourney rewards community

Donations back to the community of $11,400 in profits from the Ahi Fever in Waianae fishing tournament was approved at a recent meeting of the Waianae Boat Fishing Club.

The largest single donation of $5,000 goes to a special fund to benefit the 2000 Ahi Fever event and its participants, including improvements to the Waianae Boat Harbor.

The remaining $6,400 will go to 11 civic, social, educational and athletic groups on Oahu.

Wahine tennis tryouts

Tryouts for the University of Hawaii women's tennis team will be held at 4 p.m., Oct. 4, at the UH tennis complex.

Each prospective player must be enrolled as a full-time student at UH and must bring her own equipment and be properly attired for a workout.

For more information, call head coach Carolyn Katayama at 956-4498.

Hawaii's Lai sets yo-yo mark

Ryan Lai of Hawaii's Team High Performance shattered a world record in the difficult two-handed trick called "Punching Bag" during the Bandai World Yo-Yo competition last weekend at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Seven other world marks were set by contestants from the U.S. mainland and Japan.

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

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