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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, March 8, 2000

Lee to defend
state golf title

Regan Lee defends his title as the Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play Championship begins tomorrow at the Pearl Country Club.

Lee shot a final-round 68 for a 72-hole total of 283 and a four-stroke victory over Royden Hierakuji, the only other player to better par last year.

Also entered are former State Amateur champions Brandan Kop, who won in 1996 and 1980, and Guy Yamamoto (1996).

Other top amateurs in the field are Van Wright, Clayton Gomi, Del-Marc Fujita, William Coelho and Wendell Kop.

The tournament runs through Sunday.

UH sailors fifth

The University of Hawaii coed sailing team placed fifth last weekend in the Jeremy McIntyre Team Race Intersectional at Stanford, Calif., going 6-3 in the round-robin competition.

St. Mary's won the event, with USC second, UC Santa Barbara third and Stanford fourth.

Rainbow in hospital

University of Hawaii men's volleyball player Costas Theocharidis was taken to a hospital yesterday after complaining of abdominal pains, according the school's media relations department.

Theocharidis, a freshman outside hitter from Greece, was taken to an unidentified hospital as a precautionary measure.

Hawaii, ranked No. 5 in the latest poll, hosts No. 1 Pepperdine Friday and Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center. Friday's match will count in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation standings.

Bodybuilding Sunday

The 19th Hawaiian Classic Bodybuilding Contest, featuring 2000 Ironman winner Chris Cormier, is scheduled for Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki's Regency Ballroom.

The contest includes competition in open, novice and masters men, and open women. There will also be eight guest posers on stage simultaneously, five pros and five amateurs.

The doors open at 5 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at all 24Hour Fitness locations, World Gym, Toshi's Health Foods and at the door.

IFL team signs Mene

Vince Mene, a 1992 McKinley High School graduate, has signed a one-year contract to play for the the Topeka (Kansas) Knights of the Indoor Football League.

Mene played two seasons for Division II Henderson State in Arkansas.

HPU-CSU to scrimmage

The Colorado State women's volleyball team will scrimmage Hawaii Pacific at 8 p.m. tonight at St. Andrew's Priory Gym.

The Rams were eliminated by Long Beach State last December in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Preparing for her senior year with CSU is middle blocker Summer Jennings, a 1997 University Lab School graduate.

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

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