Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, August 1, 2001

Dwyer advances
in U.S. Amateur

Kailua's Bridget Dwyer shot a final-round 73--152 to qualify for the match play portion of the U.S. Women's Amateur Golf Championship at Andover, Kan.

Dwyer finished nine strokes behind co-medalists Celeste Troche of Paraguay and Louisiana's Meredith Duncan. The cut was 156.

Hawaii's two other golfers, Kihei's Joan Mariko Shimozaki and Merynn Ito of Aiea, failed to make the cut. Shimozaki finished at 165 and Ito at 167.

Ah Yat pitches for first time in 2 months

SAN JOSE, Calif. >> Paul Ah Yat, signed by the San Jose Giants Monday, pitched competitively for the first time in two months last night.

He surrendered all three Bakersfield runs in the first inning, two coming on Nathan Kaup's 12th home run of the season.

Ah Yat blanked the Blaze over the next two innings, but was not involved in the decision as the Giants rallied for a 7-3 California League victory.

The former University of Hawaii left-hander walked two, fanned two, committed a balk and unfurled a wild pitch.

Hawaii's Own

Benny Agbayani, Mets: The St. Louis and Hawaii Pacific alumnus did not start in New York's 3-2 loss to Houston.

Agbayani's playing time will be affected by the acquisition of outfielder Matt Lawton. "There's three (outfield) positions and five guys," Mets manager Bobby Valentine said. "What's been missing is production from guys who needed to produce."

Mike Fetters, Pirates: The Iolani product was traded from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh yesterday (see story). He is due to arrive in Pittsburgh today.

Brandon Villafuerte, Rangers: The Hilo native did not pitch in Texas' 6-2 win over the New York Yankees.

Golfing trio off pace at Pacific Coast amateur

Tony Okano Sr. shot an opening-round 72 and was three strokes off the lead at the Pacific Coast Amateur Golf Tournament at Flagstaff, Ariz.

Okano was tied for 17th place going into today's second round of the 35th annual event.

Also competing from Hawaii are Jim Seki (73) and Parker McLachlin (78). The tournament finishes on Saturday.

Doubles teams open play at world beach volleyball

Former University of Hawaii volleyball player Nik Berger and partner Oliver Stamm of Austria are seeded No. 1 in the FIVB World Championships, which opened today at Klagenfurt, Austria.

Seeded fifth are Hawaii's Stein Metzger and Kevin Wong, the highest-seeded American team in the 48-team field. The tournament concludes Sunday.

In the women's tournament, which also opened today, Honolulu's Danalee Bragado and partner Ali Wood are seeded 21st.

Yonamine golf tourney still accepting entries

Entries are still being accepted for the Wally Yonamine Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament, Aug. 15, at Pearl Country Club.

The event is a three-person modified scramble. The entry fee is $375 per team or $125 per player.

For more information contact Dean Yonamine at 678-8867.

6 female wrestlers on all-American team Tiger named their all-American high school girls wrestling team last week, selecting six from Hawaii.

Named to the second team was Castle High School incoming senior Tanya Miyasaki. Cathy Migita, a recent Castle graduate, was named to the third team.

Honorable mentions were Castle graduate Kristen Fujioka, Punahou graduate DeAnna Lau, Kaiser incoming senior Anna Tong, and Kahuku incoming junior Elizabeth Torres.

In the preseason high school rankings announced by the U.S. Girls Wrestling Association, Tong is ranked No. 1 in the 138-pound class.

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the [Scoreboard] section.

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