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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, October 16, 2000

Maui’s Austin
takes ‘King of Air’
kiteboarding crown

Star-Bulletin staff

HOOKIPA BEACH, MAUI -- Marcus "Flash" Austin, a Maui resident originally from Daytona Beach, Fla., won the Red Bull King of the Air world kiteboarding championships yesterday.

Austin won both the freestyle and air hang-time events and pocketed $6,000.

Robby Naish ($3,500) of Oahu, the defending champion, was second, and Maui's Chris Gilbert ($1,500) finished third.

Julie Prochaska of Maui swept both disciplines to win the women's division and $2,260.

Oahu's Marigold Zoll ($1,350) placed second, Kate Tracy ($970) was third and Canada's Karen Grant ($420) finished fourth.

Lyau, Nichols winners

Jonathan Lyau was the overall winner and Katherine Nichols topped the women's field in yesterday's Opus 20 Symphony Fun Run at Fort Ruger Park.

Lyau ran the four-mile distance in 20 minutes, 14 seconds, beating Eric Stabb by 13 seconds. Thane Hancock was third in 20:44.

Nichols finished in 24:01, more than a minute in front of runner-up Angie Song-Rooney (25:21), with Masako Sagawa third in 25:22.

Radon, Hokyo lead way

Cameron Radon took men's honors and Lisa Hokyo was first among the women in the Tantalus 10-Mile Run yesterday.

Radon finished in 1 hour, six minutes, 37 seconds. Elpidio Cadavona took second in 1:07:22 and Chet Blanton third in 1:13:22.

Hoyko led the women's field in 1:28:15, followed by Beth Blackburn (1:29:18) and Kathy Mikami (1:30:16).

UH golfers tie for sixth

The University of Hawaii men's golf team tied California for sixth place yesterday in the Fresno (Calif.) Lexus Classic won by Stanford.

Hawaii had an 876 total for 54 holes, 25 shots off the pace.

UH sophomore Scott Carlyle shot a 73--216 for a share of 10th place in the individual scoring. It was Carlyle's fourth consecutive top 20 finish.

Stanford's Phillip Rowe was the medalist with a 68--208.

Kaanapali Classic qualifier

Seventy-one senior professional golfers from the mainland, Hawaii and Japan were to compete for four exempt spots in the EMC Kaanapali Classic today.

The $1.1 million, 54-hole Senior PGA Tour event will be played Friday through Sunday.

Bruce Fleisher is returning to defend his title.

Sam, Sid play with pros

Celebrity chef Sam Choy and former major-league pitcher Sid Fernandez will join six Senior PGA Tour pros on two teams in the Celebrity Challenge tomorrow afternoon at the Kaanapali North Course.

The pros are Gary Player, Dana Quigley, Hubert Green, Tom Jenkins, Allen Doyle, and Leonard Thompson.

MasterCard purse hike

The purse for the Jan. 19-21 MasterCard Championship golf tournament on the Big Island, first event of the 2001 Senior PGA Tour, has been increased to $1.4 million, up $200,000 from this year.

Hualalai Golf Club in Kaupulehu-Kona will host the tournament, which also will mark the debut of "The Senior Tour on CNBC" television series.

The 54-hole season opener will feature winners of Senior PGA Tour major championships of the last five years along with winners of Tour-approved senior events of the last two years.

Among 34 players eligible to compete are Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, Bruce Fleisher, Larry Nelson and defending champ George Archer.

Isle team in 4.5 nationals

The Diamond Head No. 1's will compete in the USA League Tennis 4.5 Senior National Championships at Palm Springs, Calif., Thursday through Sunday.

Team members are Mark Gruber, Al Alcon, Auggie Birnbaum, Gene Descalzi, Mike Gabbard, Brant Kelsey, Gene McGeehan, Hugh Stewart, Ray Handy and Tom Madison.

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

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