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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, June 29, 2000

Past winner Kim
leads match-play

Three-time champion Bev Kim, Kathy Cho, Desiree Ting and Anna Umemura advanced to today's semifinals of the Hawaii State Women's Golf Association Match Play Championship at the Oahu Country Club.

Kim, who won the title in 1996 and 1971-72, beat Bridget Dwyer, 1-up, and will meet Ting.

Ting eliminated Sibylle Brinkman, 2 and 1, while Umemura ousted last year's finalist Traci Ayabe, 3 and 1, yesterday.

Umemura will take on Cho, a 2-up winner over Shayna Miyajima, in the other semifinal match.

The winners advance to the 18-hole final tomorrow morning, starting at 7:15.

Kayakers medal at Cup

Former Hawaii resident Peter Newton won two gold medals and Kathy Colin of Kailua took a silver at last weekend's World Cup international canoe/kayak competition at Duisburg, Germany.

Newton teamed with Angel Perrez of Miami to finish first in the men's K-2 200-meter race. Newton was also part of the winning U.S. K-4 boat at 200 meters.

Colin, who will be competing in her first Olympics this year, teamed with Seattle's Tamara Jenkins to place second in the women's K-2 1,000-meter race. She and Jenkins were sixth in the 500-meter race and seventh in the 200-meter race.

Kailua's Mike Stock and Honolulu's Jim Farnum, members of the U.S. 23-under team, were part of the U.S. K-4 boat that finished eighth in the 200-meter race.

Movers drop twinbill

Adam Swann doubled in Doug Bernier with the game's lone run in the first inning as the Anchorage Glacier Pilots edged the Hawaii Island Movers, 1-0, in the second game of an Alaska Baseball League doubleheader yesterday at Rainbow Stadium.

In the opener, the Pilots used a four-run fourth to break a 2-2 tie en route to a 6-2 victory. Highlighting the inning was Randy Walter's two-run single.

Robia signs with Vulcans

Four-time Maui Interscholastic League all-star Kaleimaile Robia has signed to play for the University of Hawaii-Hilo softball team next season.

The switch-hitting infielder hit .344 for Lahainaluna last season. She is the fifth player to commit to play for the Vulcans and coach Callen Perreira.

New format for fishing

The third leg of the Maui Jim Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series gets underway this weekend off Kailua-Kona with the 13th Firecracker Open.

The 13th annual Firecracker Open is one of the larger events in the series, last year drawing 51 teams.

The rules have changed for this year's two-day event that begins Saturday. The scoring format shall include not only marlin, but also ahi and marlin that are tagged and released.

The Firecracker has been traditionally a points tournament. For the past 12 years, the event scored one point per pound for marlin 200 pounds or better and paid out the prize money to the top three scoring teams.

Teams can score one point per pound for each ahi 100 pounds or better, one point per pound for each marlin 300 pounds or better and 250 points for each blue or black marlin tagged and released.

The tournament is open to all anglers and there is no limit on boat size or style.

Interested anglers can pre-register at the office of the Hawaii Conservation Association located next to Captain Zodiac at Gentry's Kona Marina complex in Honokohau Harbor.

Miyagi ties for fifth

Julie Miyagi of Honolulu carded a final-round 72-219 to share fifth place at the Green Tree Women's Classic in Victorville, Calif.

Miyagi was four strokes behind winner Krista Bartlett.

Former University of Hawaii golfer Kari Williams finished 12th at 225, while Marie Miyashiro of Honolulu placed 28th (241).

Hayashi tied for 15th

Hilo's Kevin Hayashi carded a second-round 70 yesterday to tie for 15th at 140 going into today's final round of the Nicklaus Apparel Classic in Florida.

Hayashi is eight strokes behind leader Tom Carter, who shot a 10-under 62 yesterday on the Golden Bear Tour stop.

Junior golfers fare well

Travis Inouye of Mililani took medalist honors in the 8-9 year-old division last weekend at the Pepsi Little People's Golf Tournament at Quincy, Ill.

Inouye was one of 17 junior golfers from Hawaii to participate in the 36-hole event. He carded a 59 on a shortened course.

Kaneohe's Dustin Kimura placed third in the same division, five strokes back at 64.

Iris Ocariza of Honolulu finished second in the girls' 10-11 division with an 80.

Olympic fundraiser set

The Hawaii Foodbank will celebrate the accomplishments of Hawaii's Olympians at the fifth annual "Patriots Celebration" July 5 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom.

A torch lighting ceremony starts the festivities at 6 p.m. Dinner and the Olympic program begin at 7.

Individual tickets cost $125. Companies and individuals may purchase tables, which cost $1,500, $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000.

Proceeds from the event will be used to feed an estimated 150,000 people in Hawaii.

To make reservations or for more information, call the Hawaii Foodbank at 836-3600.

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