Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Football, boxing, preps on QB Club agenda

Ron Oyama, head coach of the Team USA Hawaii football team, is among the scheduled speakers at tomorrow's meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club at the Pagoda Hotel Ballroom.

Oyama will lead the team made up of local players to Tokyo next month to play in the Japan-USA Bowl.

Also on the agenda are Chuck Williams, judge and supervisor for the World Boxing Council, Punahou athletic director Tom Holden, and Father John Frederick, a minor league football organizer.

The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m., with the program to start at noon. The public is invited.

Irons brothers advance in surf meet

Three-time reigning world champion Andy Irons of Kauai won his first-round heat at the inaugural Rip Curl Search WCT surfing competition yesterday at Reunion Island.

Irons posted 13.83 points to beat Richard Lovett and David Grainville, and earn a pass into the third round.

Bruce Irons finished third in his first-round heat, but remained alive by beating Australia's Travis Lynch in the second round.

Hawaii's Kalani Robb is among those scheduled to compete when the second round resumes.

Rain halts Hayashi's third round

Hilo's Kevin Hayashi was at 3-over par after 12 holes in the third round of the PGA Club Professionals Championship when play was suspended by rain yesterday in Kiawah Island, S.C.

The third round continues this morning, with the final round to follow. Hayashi resumes his round at 12-over par in the tournament and tied for 33rd place.

Local golfers qualify for Junior Worlds

A group of 45 golfers ages 7-17 earned berths in the Junior World Golf Championships at a qualifying event on Kauai on Friday.

The 36-hole tournament, run by the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association, was held at Wailua Golf Course (ages 13-17) and the Kauai Lagoons Mokihana Golf Course (ages 7-12).

Sean Maekawa topped the Boys 15-17 division with a two-round total of 2-over-par 146. Ayaka Kaneko won the girls division at 2-under 142.

Other top qualifiers were Allisen Corpuz (girls 7-8), Bryan Kelly (boys 7-8), Taylor Viquelia (girls 9-10), Joshua Defreitas Jr. (boys 9-10), Kim Kyung (girls 11-12), Justin Keiley, Justin Kim and Lorens Chan (boys 11-12), Kimberly Kim (girls 13-14), and Taeksoo Kyung (boys 13-14).

Karate exhibit opens at cultural center

An exhibition on the local history of karate opened yesterday at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.

"Hawaii Karate Roots: 105 Years of Karate in Hawaii" features more than 100 photographs, weapons, rare books and artifacts.

The exhibit runs until August 19.

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

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