Wilson takes 2-shot lead into Japan final
Advertiser Staff and News Services
Kane'ohe's Dean Wilson shot a 2-under-par 69 today to take a two-stroke lead after the third-round of the Tsuruya Open at Sports Shinko Country Club in Hyohgo, Japan.
Wilson is at 8-under-par 205 entering tomorrow's final round of the Japan Golf Tour tournament. Jeev Milkha Singh, Katsumasa Miyamoto, Hiroyuki Fujita and Yano Azuma are tied at 207.
At the Coleman Golf Classic in Wichita, Kan., Hilo's Christel Tomori shot a 74 yesterday and is six strokes behind leaders Shino Yokoyama and Leigh Ann Mills after the first round.
Honolulu's Summerset Lovett shot a 77.
Tulsa wins: Tulsa sophomore David Inglis won his second Western Athletic Conference Championship and led the Golden Hurricane to their first team title in the conference.
Inglis, who opened with a WAC-record 9-under-par 63 Wednesday at Turtle Bay's Fazio Course, closed with a 69 for a three-day total of 18-under 198. He was 10 shots ahead of SMU's Ryan Abbate (67) and 13 up on UTEP's Drew Hawley (68). Fresno State All-American Nick Watney (70) tied for fourth with teammate Ryan Carter (69) at 212.
"The guys that played with Inglis the first day said he actually missed some putts," Hawai'i coach Ronn Miyashiro said. "He hit the ball really solid. I think he broke every WAC record ... he was untouchable."
Tulsa, which lost the WAC title by one shot last year, needed it. The 'Canes went into the final round 18 ahead of UTEP, which started the day in fourth place, and won by five. The Miners closed with a 278 to finish at 11-under 853.
Hawai'i (295-888) took eighth in the 10-team tournament. Junior Jamie Matsumura (71-219) tied for 17th. Senior captain Norman-Ganin Asao (76) was another shot back and sophomore Matt Kodama (71) finished at 222.
"It was a struggle the whole tournament," Miyashiro said. "It's been like that the whole season. Everyday we had two good scores, then we had to take a 75, 76 or 77."
Salud fights: Nanakuli's Jesus Salud will fight tonight in Oklahoma City, but not against Zahir Raheem.
Raheem, a 1996 U.S. Olympian, pulled out of the fight after injuring his wrist in a sparring session.
Salud, 38, will instead fight 23-year-old William Abelyan (17-4-1, 9 knockouts) of Yerevan, Armenia, in the co-main event of a card on Showtime. The card will be televised delayed in Hawai'i starting at 2 p.m.
"He's a lefty and he's from Armenia," Salud (63-12, 38 knockouts) said from Oklahoma City. "He's a good fighter. I'm not looking past him."
Salud lost his previous fight, a 10-round decision to Juan Ramirez, on Feb. 15 at Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
UH ousted: The University of Hawai'i men's and women's teams both lost, 4-2, in the first round of the WAC Tournament yesterday at Tulsa, Okla.
The Rainbow Warriors, seeded fourth, fell to third-seeded Rice to finish 16-11. Justin Menolascino and Francisco Brignole scored for Hawai'i. Menolascino won at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-2, while Brignole won at No. 4, 3-6, 6-0, 7-5.
The eighth-seeded Rainbow Wahine (6-17) fell to ninth-seeded San Jose State. Junior Stacy Hakikawa and freshman Justine Boutet won for UH in straight sets. Birgitte Brubakken and Kimberly Curtis lost in three sets.
Hawai'i splits: Eighth-seeded University of Hawai'i edged ninth-seeded UC Santa Barbara, 6-4, then fell to top-seeded Stanford, 14-4, yesterday at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships in Los Angeles.
Behind freshman Beth Novick's two goals, the Rainbow Wahine (14-13) led 6-2 at halftime against UCSB. Senior Christa Tackaberry finished with 13 saves. In contrast, Stanford took a 9-1 lead at halftime against UH, which got two goals from Erin Kocher.
Hawai'i plays fourth-seeded Cal today. The Golden Bears (16-8) had a first-round bye yesterday, then lost to fifth-seeded Long Beach State, 8-7. A UH victory will put it in tomorrow's fifth-place game. If it loses, it will play for seventh.
Islanders picked: Two dozen young athletes from Hawai'i, grades 5 through 12, have been selected to play on USA Water Polo zone teams. Most will play in Memorial Day weekend games.
They are (with school and class):
- Women: Kamaili Crowell, Punahou 10; Gabriella Knight, Iolani 11; Katie Flanagan, Punahou 12. Play at Salt Lake City May 24-27.
- Junior: Matt Ortiz, Kamehameha 12, goalie; Kaiwi Lyman-Mercereau, Mid-Pacific 12; Julian Price, Iolani 11; Blake Horita, Iolani 11. Already played at Air Force Academy.
- Youth: Damon Jones, Iolani 10; Luke Oda, Iolani 10; Tim Brown, Iolani 11; C.J. Smith, Punahou 11; Kyle Morgan, Punahou 11; Robbie Field, Punahou 11, goalie; Arik Look, Punahou 10; Sean Kauihau, Kamehameha 11. Play at Stanford May 24-27. Coach is Ben Nary of Chaminade.
- Cadet: Kirk Herrman, Iolani 8; Alex Price, Iolani 8; Shawn Steele, Punahou 9; Lance Takenaka, Maryknoll 9; Sean Aoyagi, Mid-Pacific 9. Play at Pomona May 24-27. Coach is Mike Kokehne of Pac-Five.
- Development: Kirby Ai, home-schooled 5; Mark Fasi Allison, Epiphany 5; Kellen Chong, Epiphany 6; Jack Smart, Punahou 7. Play at Annapolis, Md., May 24-27.
The other players on the Northwest Zone teams will be from Oregon and Washington, according to Lois Oda, spokeswoman for Hawai'i water polo.
Services set for Kahuanui: Memorial services for University of Hawai'i Circle of Honor member Harry "Clown" Kahuanui have been set for May 4 at Nu'uanu Mortuary.
Visitation is from 8-10 a.m., with a service at 10 a.m., followed by lunch and a burial at 1 p.m.
Kahuanui, the first UH football player to participate in a college all-star game and later a successful high school coach, died on April 21 after a lengthy illness.
Among his survivors are three grandsons and two granddaughters. Keaupono Fey was not mentioned as a granddaughter in a story that appeared in Tuesday's Advertiser.
USA Championships: Clarissa Chun of Kapolei, a member of the U.S. national team, is seeded No. 1 in the 105.5-pound division in the USA Wrestling Women's National Championships this weekend in Las Vegas.
Chun, a 1999 Roosevelt High graduate, is a junior at Missouri Valley College, but missed most of the collegiate season this year with an injury.
Also seeded are Katie Kunimoto of Kane'ohe (Castle High '99), No. 4 at 112 pounds, and Jill Remiticado of 'Aiea (Iolani '99), No. 8 at 121 pounds. They are both juniors at Pacific University in Oregon.
UH second: The University of Hawai'i coed sailing team finished second in the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association Team District Championship at Ke'ehi Lagoon yesterday.
UC Santa Barbara won with a 9-1 record. Hawai'i was 8-2 in the round-robin regatta. The two teams qualified for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association Team Racing North American Championship May 29 to June 7 at Ke'ehi Lagoon.
Members of UH's coed team are Molly O'Bryan, Sarah Hitchcock, Bryan Lake, Jennifer Warnock, Joey Pasquali, Lindsay Peters and Steve Brown.
Wallace roast: University of Hawai'i men's basketball coach Riley Wallace will be honored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawai'i with a roast on May 11 at the Honolulu Country Club.
An incorrect date was reported in yesterday's Advertiser.
For more information, call Sheila Bierwert or Carla Evans at 528-3058 or Ed Kemper at 524-0330 (ext. 2).