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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, May 16, 2000

Wayne, Stanford victorious

SAN FRANCISCO -- Former Punahou pitcher Justin Wayne led No. 2 Stanford to a 12-6 win over the University of San Francisco yesterday.

Stanford (40-12) reached the 40-victory mark for the sixth straight season at Benedetti Diamond.

Wayne improved to 11-3 and set a new career-high for victories in a season. Wayne tossed only the first three innings but was the pitcher of record due to the predetermined pitch count rule.

Garcia pushes on

Sunny Garcia, the Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour ratings leader, continued in top form yesterday in the Gotcha Pro Tahiti.

The Hawaii surfer beat Tahiti's Vetea David to advance to the fourth round against fellow Hawaii resident Shane Dorian.

Having won the first two events of the 2000 season, Garcia admitted to feeling the pressure of sitting on top of the world ratings, but added that a strong desire to beat David drove him forward to the win.

"I wanted to beat Vetea pretty badly," said Garcia. "He got off to a strong start and had a couple of good waves. But toward the end I got a couple of good ones and it put me in the lead."

Kauai's Andy Irons, who is suffering from a staph infection, was eliminated by defending world champion Mark Occhilupo of Australia.

"I was nervous," admitted Occhilupo after the heat. "Even though the waves have dropped off, Andy is still one of the best out there, as he proved the other day when it was big."

Dorian and Conan Hayes of the Big Island were also winners in round three, while Shawn Sutton of Ewa Beach was eliminated.

Many to play Aloha games

Approximately 1,000 Hawaii residents have registered to participate in the 10th annual Aloha State Games, which begin May 27 and continue through July 9.

Registrations are being accepted for most of the 50 sports offered until May 20. Late registrations will be accepted after May 20 for most sports, with a $10 late fee.

The competition is open to all residents of Hawaii, including military personnel and their families.

For more information, visit the website or call the Aloha State Games office at 732-8805.

Fergin wins qualifier

Mike Fergin, a Canadian Tour pro from Tustin, Calif., won the lone spot in the local U.S. Open Qualifying yesterday at the Waialae Country Club with a 3-under 69.

Fergin will now participate in the sectional qualifying at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Oregon. The U.S. Open is scheduled for June 15-18 at Pebble Beach.

Kevin Hayashi, who shot a 71, is the first alternate, while Chuck Davis is the second alternate at 73.

Wahine hoops camp

The 2000 Rainbow Wahine Basketball Camp will be held June 24-26 on the University of Hawaii campus.

The camp is open to girls ages 9-18 and boys ages 9-13.

Session I (ages 9-13) is June 24-25 from 8 a.m. to noon and June 26 from 1-4 p.m. Session II (age 14-18) is June 24-25 from 1-5 p.m. and June 26 from 5-8 p.m.,

The cost is $75. Applications and payment must be postmarked by June 19.

For an application or for more information, call 956-2710 or 956-8185.

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