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Wilson drops to tied for 60thDean Wilson of Kaneohe went in the wrong direction on moving day. After yesterday's third round he was tied for 60th place at 3-under. He had started the day at 6-under and tied for 19th.
Wilson fired a 3-over 74, continuing a trend of beginning his round in fine fashion only to falter on the finishing nine. He birdied Nos. 2 and 6 and bogeyed 9 on the front nine before a disastrous back where he went bogey, double-bogey, bogey, birdie, bogey over the final five holes.
Wilson went into today a combined 10 under on the first nine holes of each day, compared to 7 over to end the rounds.
"I think I fall into some tendencies as the round goes along," Wilson said after Friday's second round.
Dave Reardon, Star-Bulletin
At the par-3 16th, Asao picked up another shot when Kimura pulled his tee shot into the back bunker and couldn't get up and down for par.
At the short, downhill par-4 17th, Asao almost drove the green with a 3-wood. Kimura, meanwhile, pulled his drive dead left and got a break when his ball stopped short of the water hazard.
From there he lofted a beautiful sand wedge onto the green and made par, while Asao, who was just off the front of green, failed to convert for birdie. That meant that going to the 18th tee, Kimura still had a two-shot lead.
As it turned out, he needed it. After watching Asao drive left into the trees (from where he managed to make a par), Kimura drove safely down the right-center of the fairway. He shoved his ensuing approach shot to the right, however, where it caught a bunker that kept the ball in play.
From a difficult lie in the sand, Kimura blasted nicely to within 15 feet of the hole. All he had to do from there was two putt.
He managed to accomplish that, but not before sending his first putt 4 feet past the hole.
"I don't know what happened on that putt," he said. "I don't know why I hit it so hard. I thought I had to make it to win."
When he made the next one he was finally able to breathe a sigh of relief.