Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Ueno enjoying Oregon's courses

Whitney Ueno won medalist honors for the second consecutive week Sunday in the Northwest Conference Southern Four-Way golf tourney.

The Willamette University freshman from Hilo shot a 2-under-par 74 on the Quail Valley Course in Banks, Ore., 10 strokes better than the nearest competitor.

In the first round Sept. 12, Ueno fired a 4-over-par 76 at the Michelbrook Country Club in McMinnville, Ore.

The tournament has four teams play on four separate days at four different courses over four weeks. The total scores at the end determine the winner.

Willamette is the team leader after two rounds.

Wise thrives: Lehua Wise shot a 4-over-par 220 to finish fourth in the Wisconsin Badger Invitational on Sept. 12 at Verona, Wis., helping the New Mexico State Aggies to a fourth-place finish.

For Wise, a junior from Kauai High School, it was her first top-five finish since she won the 2004 Sun Belt Conference Championship.

Lee a key player for Fairfield Stags

Fairfield sophomore Lindsey Lee was named to the Rutgers Embassy Suites Classic All-Tournament Team after the Stags posted a 2-1 record in the volleyball event.

The middle/outside hitter from St. Joseph had 37 kills and 37 digs in three weekend matches. She had 18 kills and 11 digs against Maryland-Baltimore County, five kills and 16 digs against Temple, and 14 kills and 10 digs against Rutgers.

For the year, Lee is averaging three kills per game and is third on the team with 16 service aces.

Jazmin Pa'akaula, also a sophomore from St. Joseph, leads the Stags (7-6) with 32 service aces.

Another nod for Vazquez: Senior Amanda Vazquez earned her second all-tournament selection of the season Sunday. The middle blocker for the UC Irvine Anteaters was named to the Campus USA Credit Union Classic All-Tournament team after leading the Anteaters to a second-place finish in Gainesville, Fla.

Vazquez, a Moanalua graduate, totaled 22 kills, a career-high 11 digs and eight total blocks in two matches.

Kasamoto, Nitta strike quickly

The Azusa Pacific Cougars soccer team received early help from Mari Kasamoto and Jolie Nitta in winning two matches last week.

Kasamoto, a junior striker from Iolani, gave the Cougars a 1-0 lead at 10:27 Friday by planting a rebound into the net in a 2-1 win over Notre Dame de Namur.

The next day Nitta, a midfielder from Mililani, scored at 8:44 and the Cougars (5-0-0) went on to a 4-0 victory.

It was each player's second goal of the season.

Lee and Playdon running well

Two freshmen, Michelle Lee from Mililani High School and University High's Jennifer Playdon, turned in season-best times for the Pacific University Boxers cross country team Saturday in the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle.

Lee ran the 6,000-meter course in 25 minutes, 32 seconds and placed 161st. Playdon was timed in 25:49 and came in 171st.

Suzi Pratt, a sophomore from Hawaii Baptist running for the Puget Sound Loggers, came in 217th with a time of 27:05. UPS freshman Kelly Higa (Iolani) ran the course in 28:25 to finish 244th.

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

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