Brad Benkey, of Ventura, Calif. shot his second consecutive 6-under-par 66 yesterday to move into a tie for first place after two rounds of the second event of the $100,000 Pro Tour Hawaii series at the Waikoloa Village Golf Club on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Benkey and Joey Snyder, of Scottsdale, Ariz., are at 12-under 132 after 36 holes. Snyder opened with a course-record tying 63 on Tuesday.
"It is very hard to repeat what I did in the first round," said Snyder. "I didnt strike the ball as well. Id love to be able to do it again and again, but sometimes you have great days and sometimes you have okay days and just make it around with a decent score."
Mark Henderson, of Barrie, Ontario, shot a 68 and is tied with Stephen Summers, of Dallas, Texas, who fired a 65 at 134.
Honolulus Ivan Cunningham (72) and Gregory Meyer (69) are seven shots back at 139. Hilos Kevin Hayashi, who won last weeks first event at Waimea Country Club, shot 72 yesterday and is at 143.
Fellez tabbed: Junior swimmer Carla Fellez, a 1998 Kamehameha Schools graduate Mililani, was named Athlete of the Week at University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wash., on Monday.
Fellez won all four of her individual events and both relays last weekend, clocking Northwest Conference seasonal-best times in the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 14.20 seconds) and 200 backstroke (2:13.0).
She also has the conferences fastest reported times in the 50 and 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke, and second fastest in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly.
Up to challenge: Paul Goldstein, of Maryland, the defending USTA Challenger singles champion, began his title defense yesterday with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Californias Michael Joyce in the $50,000 Challenger Series Tournament at the Hilton Waikoloa.
Goldstein, seeded No. 1 in a 32-player field, will play Andy Ram of Israel today.
Gene Mayer, 44, who was once ranked No. 4 in the world, beat Frances Cedric Kauffman 6-4, 6-4 in another opening round match.
Play continues today.
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