Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Hawaii golfers qualify
for prestigious event

Twelve Hawaii youth golfers won their age divisions on Tuesday to qualify for the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Williamsburg, Va.

Seven boys and five girls between ages 6 and 12 will represent Hawaii July 31-Aug. 3 in a field of 700 youth golfers.

Mason Davis (boys 12) shot a 76 and Travis Inouye (boys 11) carded a 72 on the par-72 course at the Turtle Bay Golf Resort.

Bradley Shigezawa (boys 10), Tivaini Tiva Totofi (boys 9), Christian Yagi (boys 8), Skye Inakoshi (boys 7) and John Oda (boys 6) also made the cut.

Ashlee Nagamine was the only participant in the girls 12-year-old group. Ha'aheo Manini-Hewlen (girls 11), Dayna Bersamin (girls 10), Kristen Sawada (girls 9) and Cyd Okino (girls 8 and under) won their age groups.

Hawaii teams excel at national event

LOUISVILLE, Ky. >> Three Hawaii volleyball teams went undefeated yesterday as the U.S. Junior Olympic Boys National Championships opened at the Louisville Fair and Exposition Center.

Advancing out of their respective pools as the top seeds with 3-0 records were: Pilipa'a 18s (club division), Asics Rainbow 16s (open division) and Outrigger Canoe Club 16s (club division).

Five other Hawaii teams went 2-1 in their respective pools to advance to today's second round of the gold (championship) division. Two teams were in the 18 open division, Outrigger Red and Hawaii Volleyball Nation, and three in the 18 club division, Outrigger White, Team Sideout and Hawaii Volleyball Nation.

The Asics Rainbow 18 team went 0-3 in the open division to drop into the silver (consolation) division.

Play continues through Saturday. Competition in the 14-year-old division begins today with four teams from Hawaii entered.

A record number 291 teams in four age groups and two divisions are participating with play on 39 courts.

Local hoops all-stars lose in Oregon

The Kalakaua Wahines (15-and-under) all-stars streaked to a 13-0 lead over the Oregon Angeles yesterday at the End of the Oregon Trail basketball tournament, but couldn't hold on.

Oregon won 50-40.

Makena Hunt and Cheryl Lee had 10 points for the Wahines. Shanna Dacanay had two points, three steals and four assists.

Kim and Medeiros win World Junior Masters

Keaau's Joy Kim won the girls division of the World Junior Masters yesterday. Kim's three-day total of 238 at the Makaha Resort Golf Club was two strokes better then runner-up Natsuko Takakuwa of Guam.

Earl Medeiros (Waianae) captured the boys division after a one-hole playoff with Casey Kobashigawa. Medeiros and Kobashigawa fired matching scores of 70 on the final day to extend the tournament.

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

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