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4 Hawaii players named All-American

BYU-Hawaii middle blocker Chun Yi Lin was one of four NCAA Division II volleyball players from Hawaii named All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Lin, a sophomore from Pingtune, Taiwan, was named to the first team for the second consecutive year. The Pacific West Conference Player of the Year led the conference and was third nationally in hitting percentage at .465. She also led the PacWest in blocks (1.16) and was second in kills per game (4.43).

Teammate Yu Chuan Weng and Hawaii Pacific's Flavia Brakling were both named to the second team. Weng was National Freshman of the Year and a first team selection last year.

BYUH setter Kaala Lo, who finished fourth nationally and led the PacWest in assists, was named to the honorable mention team.

Hawaii Select returns from regional tourney

The Hawaii Men's Select Soccer Team went 1-1-1 at the Region IV State Select Tournament over the weekend in Las Vegas.

In their first appearance at the tournament, Hawaii defeated Nevada Select 3-0, tied Colorado Select 1-1 and fell to defending regional and national champion California South 5-1.

Golf event benefits charity

The "Take a Swing at Crime in the Sony Open" program moves to Hawaii Kai and Waikele Saturday and moves to Koolau and possibly the Oahu Country Club Dec. 13.

Each $10 donor receives a complimentary daily admission ticket to the Sony Open, Jan. 12-18. Participants who meet swing results of landing in a specific area also will qualify as a finalist in the Sony Open Million Dollar tournament at the Waialae Country Club Jan. 18.

Donations from the event benefit the Friends of Hawaii Charities.

Toms to miss PGA's Hawaii swing

David Toms went to three doctors before accepting the inevitable: bone spurs on his left wrist will require surgery and cause him to miss at least the first three weeks of the PGA Tour season.

Toms pulled out of the Target World Challenge next week in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and his agent said the surgery would be Dec. 9.

Parker said Toms will miss the Hawaii swing -- the Mercedes Championships and Sony Open -- and probably the Bob Hope Classic. The former PGA champion is hopeful of returning to the Phoenix Open.

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