Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Tomori among 39 in Final
Qualifying Tournament

Hilo's Christel Tomori will join 38 other golfers next month in the Final LPGA Qualifying Tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Tomori was one of 39 SBC Futures tour players to advance to the tournament scheduled for Oct. 10-13.

Tomori placed in the top 30 -- shooting a 5-over-par 293 to tie for 13th -- at the regional qualifying tournament in Venice, Fla., in late August to make the Final Tournament.

The field of 39 was finalized at the conclusion of the second regional qualifying tournament that finished Sept. 7.

Tomori also made it to last year's Final Qualifying Tournament, but failed to make the cut for the last day of competition.

Sasano and Nonaka win bowling tournament

Kellen Sasano of Honolulu defeated a field of 10 bowlers to win the first tournament of the Oahu Junior Bowlers tour.

Sasano beat Ivan Miyasato of Aiea 202-188 in the championship match last Sunday.

In the girls division, Lesley Ann Nonaka of Honolulu won 201-156 against Darrolyn Gasper of Mililani.

High school wrestling officials needed

The Hawaii Wrestling Officials Association is looking for officials. A wrestling background is desirable but not necessary. Please contact Stuart Saito at 456-2259 or 271-3027.

Pipeline Masters contest offers record purse

The Association of Surfing Professionals will offer a record $150,000 purse in the Xbox Gerry Lopez Pipeline Masters.

The final event of the Vans Triple Crown of surfing will be at the famed North Shore big wave venue -- Banzai Pipeline, Dec. 8-21. The tube-riding contest determines the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Champion.

Hawaii's Own

Mike Fetters, Pirates: Pittsburgh manager Lloyd McClendon passed on the Iolani graduate yesterday, keeping him in the bullpen following his first loss in a Pirate uniform Monday. McClendon instead trusted Omar Oliveras to close the door, only to see him suffer his first blown save of the season.

Chris Truby, Astros: The Hilo native was called on to pinch hit against Russ Ortiz yesterday, striking out swinging in the third inning. Truby has faced Ortiz four times in his major league career, striking out each time he has stood in against him.

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