Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Sasada slips to 11th at
PGA Club Pro tourney

Kahului's Brain Sasada shot a 74 yesterday in the second round of the PGA Club Professional Championship in Louisville, Ky., to drop from second to 11th place with two rounds to go.

Sasada was unable to match his first-round 69. Still, his score of 74 was better than any round the last time he competed in the tournament. He finished out of the top 25 in 2000 but still took home $1,120 for his score of 231.

Robert Thompson of Huntsville, Texas, leads after two days with rounds of 69 and 67.

The top 25 golfers in the tournament earn a spot in the PGA Championship, Aug. 15-18 in Chaska, Minn.

Nino, Baab qualify: At Turtle Bay, Kurt Nino of Honolulu and Allan Baab of Lihue qualified for the USGA's Junior Amateur Championship yesterday, taking first and second in a qualifier.

Nino took first with a two-round total of 150 while Baab finished a shot behind.

David Hahn, Burk Bonk and Travis Toyama were the alternates. Toyama won the spot by beating Kyle Higuchi, Skip Murphy and Earl Medeiros in a playoff.

Nino shot a 74 in the first round and followed it up with a 76. Baab recovered from a 77 in the first round to card a 74 in the second, the lowest score of the day.

Ching lights up USL for 3 goals in 2 games

The United Soccer Leagues named Seattle Sounder forward Brian Ching to the Team of the Week for his exploits during the week of June 10-16.

Ching, a striker who prepped at Kamehameha and played collegiate ball for Gonzaga, scored three goals during the Sounders' two-game road trip last weekend.

UH Board of Regents approves ticket hikes

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents yesterday approved raising season-ticket prices via premium seat donations in football, volleyball and men's basketball.

The increases are $25 to $50 for football season-ticket packages. Some of the arena sports packages will have a $40 premium.

Summer TV bowling begins tomorrow

The Hawaii TV Bowling Summer Season begins tomorrow at the Aiea Bowl with an open singles tournament.

The season continues each Sunday through Sept. 15 at various formats at different bowling centers around Oahu.

Qualifying starts at 9 a.m. each week with TV taping beginning at 12:30 p.m. The entry fee is $60 pre-pay and $65 walk-in.

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

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