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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, June 13, 2000

Junior PGA set
for Makena

Entries are being accepted through Wednesday for the 10th of 12 nationwide golf events in the 2000 PGA Junior Series, to be played July 24-26 at the Makena Resort's South Course on Maui.

The field of about 150 will be divided into two age groups (13-14, 15-17) for boys and girls.

Official entry applications are available at PGA member facilities, the Aloha PGA Section office, and from college and high school coaches. To receive an application by fax, dial 1-888-298-7391 and select option 1, document #801. Fax entry applications to 1-561-624-8429.

For more information, call 1-561-624-8519.

Kayakers double up

In the first-ever Aloha State Games Sprint Kayak event, Eric Chun, Brian Ho, and Sarah Field doubled up with gold medals at both the 500- and 1000-meter distances.

Chun is a coach for the Hawaii Canoe/Kayak team while Ho and Field are team members.

Keeping gold in the family, another of the HCKT's coaches, Norma Batungbacal, won both of her open women's races, while her son Makana, won the gold medal in the bantam division 500-meter race.

Hawaii's Traci Phillips, three-time kayak Olympian, awarded the medals.

Junior lifeguard classes

City and County lifeguards will conduct the Junior Lifeguard Program 2000 for girls and boys ages 7-13 at Kalama, Ala Moana, Pokai Bay and Ehukai beach parks beginning June 19.

The Monday-Friday classes will run through Aug. 11.

For more information, call 732-0014 (Kalama), 550-0252 (Ala Moana), 371-7120 (Pokai Bay) or 638-8297 (Ehukai).

Grass-roots tennis

A free junior development tennis program will be conducted by certified instructor Maurice Lucas Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from 4-6 p.m. at Diamond Head Tennis Center Court No. 10.

The program starts tomorrow for boys and girls ages 7-13 (beginners and advanced beginners). They must be registered by adults.

U.S. Senior Open qualifier

A qualifying round for the U.S. Senior Open Golf Championship will be played June 19, at the Mid-Pacific Country Club in Kailua.

Toes on the Nose coming

Toes on the Nose at the Bowl is a new longboard surf event that will be held Saturday and Sunday at Ala Moana Bowls.

It's the first of four events in the Ocean Club Series which is now in its fourth year.

The Vans Pro is among the other events in the series.

For more information about Toes on the Nose at the Bowl or the Ocean Club Series, call 988-1726.

Track officials clinic soon

A USA Track and Field officials certification clinic for experienced and new officials will be held Friday at the Stan Sheriff Center lecture hall from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday at the Kaiser High School track at 8 a.m.

The clinic is free, but USATF certification is $20.

For more information, call Michael Ho at 833-5924 or Gordon Scruton at 262-7458.

Swim series to start

The Eyecatcher North Shore Swim Series 2000 will start June 24 at 9 a.m. with the 1-mile Raging Isle Sprint from Sunset Beach to Ehukai Beach.

The entry fee is $20, and participants will be given T-shirts and refreshments. Awards will also be presented to the top swimmers.

Other events in the series include: the 2.3-mile Surf & Sea North Shore Challenge from Ehukai Beach to Waimea Bay on July 9; the Cholo's 2000 Swim on a triangular course at Waimea Bay on July 23; and the 1-mile Surf & Sea Cup from Haleiwa to Puena Point and back on Aug. 5.

The events are electronically timed, and certified lifeguards will be on duty.

For more information about the series or any of the events in the series, call Chris Moore at 739-2112.

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

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