Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Christian Akau studies his putt for bogey on
the first hole of the Interscholastic League of
Honolulu golf championship at the
Waialae Country Club.

Akau, Oshiro win
ILH golf titles

Kamehameha's Christian Akau carded a final-round 72 to win the Interscholastic League of Honolulu boys' golf championship yesterday at Waialae Country Club.

Stefanie Oshiro of St. Francis birdied the second hole of a sudden death playoff to win the girls' title.

Akau led Hawaii Baptist Academy's Kellen-Floyd Asao by four shots entering the final after shooting a 67 in Monday's opening round at Makaha. His even-par round yesterday and total score of 139 proved to be enough to hang on to the top spot as Asao finished with a 71 in the finals and total of 141.

The girls ended regulation play with Oshiro and Punahou's Lindsay Hong tied for first at 157.

Both players had a par on the first playoff hole. Oshiro then birdied the par-3 second hole and won when Hong finished with a par.

Hardaway out for series;
UH alum Carter will start

MIAMI >> Hobbled by a bruised left foot, Miami Heat guard Tim Hardaway will miss the remainder of the first-round playoff series against the Charlotte Hornets.

Former University of Hawaii star Anthony Carter will replace Hardaway in the starting lineup, Miami coach Pat Riley said. The Heat have been outscored by 40 points with the second-year guard on the floor. With Hardaway in the game, the Heat have been outscored by 11 points.

Porter, Witt lead Wahine

Stacey Porter homered in the eighth inning and Felicity Witt struck out five of the six batters she faced as the University of Hawaii softball team beat Oklahoma State, 5-4, last night in Stillwater, Okla.

Witt (18-10) won in relief of Desiree Duran by stopping the Cowgirls with a runner on third and one out and the score tied in the bottom of the seventh.

Porter's two-run homer in the eighth gave Hawaii (38-16) enough cushion to withstand a run-scoring double in the bottom of the inning by Danielle Thomas of OSU (22-21).

UH, which has won five of its last six, continues its road trip with Western Athletic Conference doubleheaders at Tulsa tomorrow and Saturday.

UH golfers finish sixth

The University of Hawaii women's golf team placed sixth in the seven-team WAC Championships at Lewisville, Texas, yesterday.

Tulsa finished first and Texas Christian second.

Melanie Matsumura led the Wahine, finishing in a tie for 20th at 235.

Matsui sets lift records

Chani Matsui broke her own state record in the clean and jerk at the Hawaii State Open Weightlifting Championships last Saturday.

Matsui, 13, lifted 121 pounds in the 95-pound division. She also broke the state record for total lift with 231 pounds.

In the 123-pound male division, 16-year-old Bryce Yamauchi had a total lift of 396 pounds. He will represent Team Hawaii in the Young Louis Cyr Tournament in Canada on May 5.

Sugar Mill Run set

The second annual Sugar Mill Run will take place Sunday beginning at 7 a.m. Proceeds will benefit four Waipahu community youth programs.

There is a $20 entry fee. Entry on the day of the race costs an additional $5.

For more information, call 384-5629.

UH sailors win

The seventh-ranked University of Hawaii women's sailing team took first place in the A and B divisions at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association's Dinghy Championships at Redwood City, Calif., last weekend

Molly O'Bryan and Sarah Hitchcock led the A division with five first-place finishes for 37 points. Teammates Jennifer Warnock, Marin Diskant, Renee DeCurtis and Melody Torres also tallied nine wins for 27 points.

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

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