Feldmann, Stubblefield golf champs
Andrew Feldmann and Larry Stubblefield parred the sixth playoff hole Monday to beat defending champions Kevin Hayashi and Rodney Acia in the Aloha Section PGA Big Island Candies Scotch 4-Ball Championship.
The two-day event was played at Hapuna at Mauna Kea Resort. There were 16 teams competing for an $8,000 purse in the first members-only tournament of 2001.
Feldmann and Stubblefield shot par-72 in the alternate-shot final round, after opening with a 67 in Sunday's best-ball format. Acia and Hayashi, from Hilo Muni, were the only team to break par in Monday's blustery conditions, catching the winners with rounds of 68-71.
Feldmann is O'ahu Country Club's head pro. Stubblefield is a member of the Aloha Section and OCC. They won $2,000.
Miyashiro 11th: Honolulu's Marie Miyashiro placed 11th at the Ladies Challenge Golf Tour event, played in 30-40 mph winds last week in Surprise, Ariz. Miyashiro shot rounds of 77-75-73 to finish at 9-over-par 225 on the Arizona Traditions Golf Club.
The winner was Amanda Moltke-Leth, from Denmark, who closed with a 70 to finish at even-par 216.
Kowalski out: A severe ankle injury apparently has prematurely ended the collegiate career of three-time state high school doubles champion Kalei Kowalski at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington.
Kowalski, the Lutes' senior captain and No. 1 singles player, has been diagnosed as having a completely detached tendon from an ankle bone.
She was the Hawai'i doubles champion for the Kamehameha Schools in 1994, '95 and '96.