Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, September 10, 1999

Viloria reaches U.S.
Olympic Cup title bout

Hawaii's Brian Viloria, fighting for the first time since his World Amateur Boxing Championships title last month, avenged two recent losses to Mexico's Liborio Romero during the U.S. Olympic Cup semifinals yesterday in San Diego.

Viloria, a light flyweight, recorded a 12-8 decision in the four-round bout, highlighted by a second-round knockdown of Romero after taking a hard right to the face.

Viloria lost to Romero, 16-14, earlier this year and 3-0 in late 1998. The 18-year-old from Waipahu advanced into today's final in the 106-pound division against Russia's Ali Omarov, who scored a 21-5 decision over the Ukraine's Oleksiy Malko.

Isle team finishes second in national CEO golf play

Team Hawaii finished two strokes off the pace yesterday in the inaugural Jaguar CEO Tour National Golf Championship at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, in Kailua-Kona.

Northern California took the team title by two strokes over the Hawaii foursome of Cliff Tamura, Arnold Baptiste, Ken Nakayama and Scott Gakenheimer.

Rick Schmidgall, president of Legends Furniture in Arizona, shot a 6-over-par 78 to capture low-gross honors. Tamura, of Tamura Super Market, was fourth with an 84.

HMAA's Baptiste was the runner-up in A Flight. Nakayama, of Obayashi Hawaii Corp., and Gakenheimer, of Frito-Lay Hawaii, finished third in flights B and C, respectively.

Participants in the tournament included the winners of the five regional events.

UH's McMackin, Suan at Na Koa football luncheon

Hawaii assistant coaches Greg McMackin and Wes Suan will be the featured speakers at the Na Koa Football Club's Monday luncheon at Waialae Country Club.

The coaches will review the UH-Eastern Illinois game and look ahead to the Rainbows' next game against Boise State.

Several UH players also are expected to attend.

The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m., the program at noon.

The public is invited. Cost is $11 per person.

Liver transplant recipient to play in Maui golf benefit

Steven Tarnoff of Wailuku, who received a liver transplant, will participate in the sixth annual Jack Kelley Memorial Golf Tournament Sept. 18 at Kaanapali, Maui.

The tournament, a benefit for the St. Francis Medical Organ Transplant Center, will take place on the one-year anniversary of Tarnoff's transplant.

For more information call Tess Cartwright at (808) 661-8777.

Mailer on George Fox team

Kamehameha Schools graduate Brandy Mailer, who now lives in Northridge, Calif., is a sophomore defensive specialist on the George Fox (Ore.) women's volleyball team.

George Fox reached the NAIA national championship tournament last season, finishing with a 31-8 record.

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