Greg Meyer advanced to today's 36-hole final of the Aloha Section PGA Match Play Championship with victories over Brian Sasada and defending champion Michael Castillo yesterday at the Wailea Gold Golf Course on Maui.
Meyer, Stock in title showdown
Meyer, who also won the AT&T Aloha Section Stroke-Play Championship, defeated Kirk Nelson, 5 and 4, in the morning quarterfinals and was 5-under par after 15 holes in eliminating Castillo, 4 and 3, in the afternoon semifinals.
He will meet Brian Stock, an assistant pro at Kapalua's Plantation Course. Stock eliminated Brian Sasada, 1 up, and then ousted fellow Kapalua pro Marc Orlowski, 2 and 1, in the semis.
In addition to the $5,000 top prize, the winner gets a round-trip ticket courtesy of Delta Airlines.
Kop Sr. Amateur qualifierWendell Kop of Honolulu shot a par-72 yesterday at the Waikele Golf Club to earn the lone Hawaii qualifying spot in the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship, to be played Oct. 2-7 at Portland, Ore.
It will be Kop's ninth trip to the nationals in 10 years.
Sixteen golfers competed in the sectional qualifying event.
Hickam Invitational golfBrandan Kop, Regan Lee and former champion Guy Yamamoto are among the top amateurs entered in the 54-hole Hickam Invitational beginning Friday at the Mamala Bay Course..
Defending champion Damien Jamila is not entered, but Hickam pro Tom Stancil said that this year's field is one of the strongest ever.
The final round is scheduled for Sunday.
Hawaii Pacific solid No. 1The Hawaii Pacific women's volleyball was the unanimous No. 1 choice in the latest NCAA Division II coaches poll released yesterday, receiving all 25 first-place votes.
The Sea Warriors, defending national Division II champs, are off to a 9-0 start this season.
HPU has a 31-point lead in the poll over BYU-Hawaii, whose only loss in eight matches was to the Sea Warriors.
Wahine remain thirdHawaii remained in third place, behind No.1 Pacific and Penn State, in the latest USA Today/AVCA major college women's volleyball rankings released yesterday. The Wahine (7-0) received three first-place votes and had 1,392 points. Pacific (8-0) had 1,494 and 55 first-place votes, Penn State 1,404 and one.
Runner-up finish for UHHawaii finished second to the San Jose State 'A' team in the women's competition of the University of San Diego Cross Country Invitational.
Teryn Bentley was seventh in the individual standings, covering the 3.1-mile course in 19 minutes, 43 seconds.
Lisa Davis (20:36), Diane Kahara 20:43), Jodi Enomoto (21:00) and Deborah Smuda (21:03) also placed among the top 30 for the Wahine in the field of 91 harriers.
UH golfers fourthSophomore Kathy Cho led the Hawaii Wahine to a fourth-place finish yesterday in the 16-team BYU Invitational golf tournament at Springville, Utah.
Cho shot a final-round 75 for a 54-hole total of 231 and the Wahine had an aggregate of 939, 24 strokes behind tournament winner Texas-El Paso. California was second at 929 and BYU third at 934.
The individual winner was Kristen MacLaren of UTEP with a 77-222.
Sea Warriors given bootFresno Pacific scored three goals in the final 18 minutes of play for a 4-1 men's soccer victory over Hawaii Pacific yesterday at Fresno, Calif.
Toneho Stephanov scored the Sea Warriors' goal on a second-half penalty kick.
The Sunbirds improved their season record to 6-1-1 while HPU dropped to 2-2.