Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, November 19, 1999

Swimmers from
Italy make waves

With more than 20 nations represented in the Open Water Pre World Swimming Championships off Waikiki, Italy dominates the field after three races - 1K, 5K and 10K. The event is a qualifier to the World Open Water Championships in 2000.

America's lone win came Wed-nesday in the women's 5K event when Erica Rose topped Italy's Valeria Casprini by 12 seconds

Melissa Pasquali and Luca Baldini of the Italian team won yesterday's men's and women's 10K races. Hawaii's John Flanigan finished fifth in the men's 10K.

Tomori shares second spot

Christel Tomori of Hilo shot a 4-over 76 and was tied for second after the third round of the SBC Futures Tour qualifying tournament at Lakeland, Fla., yesterday.

Tomori, who held the second-round lead, and Scotland's Myra Murray were at even-par 216 for 54 holes. Leader Jennifer Hubbard of Plano, Texas, shot a 73 for a 214 total.

Julie Miyagi, also of Hawaii, made the 54-hole cut with a 227 total after shooting a 77 yesterday.

Seventy-two players who made the cut will compete for 46 available Priority 1 places on the 2000 Futures Golf Tour.

Bengoechea, Cotner trail

Aaron Bengoechea, a former Kaiser High golfer, shot a 69 yesterday for a 36-hole score of 139 in the final stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament at the Doral Resort in Miami, Fla.

He is tied for 49th place, seven shots behind co-leaders Cameron Beckman and Craig Bowden.

Keoke Cotner, a Kamehameha Schools graduate, carded a 70 for a 140 total.

The low 35 golfers will earn a playing card on the PGA Tour next year.

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

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