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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, October 13, 2000

Hamamoto shoots
$1,000 ace at Coral Creek

Star-Bulletin staff

Naga Hamamoto of Huntington Beach, Calif., shot a hole-in-one on the 10th hole at Coral Creek last Saturday and became the first player to qualify on a Hawaii course for the Million Dollar Hole-In-One tournament at Las Vegas.

Hamamoto made his ace, earning $1,000 on the spot, after purchasing a Million Dollar Hole-In-One coupon. Coral Creek also will give him two round-trip airline tickets to Korea.

Golfers at the Coral Creek, Mililani, Hawaii Prince, Ewa Villages and West Loch courses may buy coupons from Million Dollar Hole-In-One officials at designated par-3 holes for as little as $5. If they then ace the hole, they're up $1,000 and in the field for the Las Vegas jackpot. For more information, call 529-0000.

Wahine tickets on sale

Season ticket sales for University of Hawaii women's basketball games begin Monday and run through Nov. 3, with reserved seating offered for the first time.

Individual-game ticket sales begin Nov. 13. Tickets may be purchased at the Stan Sheriff Center box office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by calling 944-BOWS (2697) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a $2 convenience charge for phone orders.

The Rainbow Wahine open their 2000-01 season against Northern Arizona Nov. 17 in the Hawaiian Regent Classic.

No parking at Ford Island

Due to the increased security at Pearl Harbor following yesterday's attack on the U.S. Navy ship, there will be no civilian parking on Ford Island for tomorrow's football game at Aloha Stadium between the University of Hawaii and Southern Methodist University.

Alternative parking has been arranged at Radford High School beginning at 3 p.m. There is space for 300 cars.

UH swimmers to start up

The University of Hawaii swimming and diving season gets underway tomorrow at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex with an intersquad match at 9 a.m.

UH opens its regular season Oct. 21, hosting the Manoa Invitational. Admission to all home meets is free.

Sam Freas will return for his third year as coach. Three athletes fresh from the Sydney Olympic Games -- seniors Nick Folker and Matt Kwok and sophomore Renate duPlessis also return. Other returnees include Eddie Lovell, Terry Pruitt and Dave Skudin for the men's team, and Sanja duPlessis, Lori Thomas and Melanie Zauder for the Wahine.

Vulcans to begin practice

The University of Hawaii-Hilo basketball team will make its first public appearance in the 2000-01 season at Sunday's 8 p.m. practice at the UHH gym.

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

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