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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, August 30, 2002

Two Hawai'i golfers trail in qualifier

Advertiser Staff and Wire Services

Hilo's Christel Tomori and Camie Hoshino made the cut yesterday at the LPGA's first Sectional Qualifying Tournament, but are far back going into today's final round.

The top 30 advance to the Final Qualifying Tournament, Oct. 7-10 in Florida. Tomori (77-74-76i227) is tied for 61st and Hoshino (76-75-78i229) is tied for 70th.

Both made the 36-hole cut by one stroke. They played the final three holes of their second round yesterday morning. The tournament, being played at Plantation Golf Club in Venice, Fla., has been postponed twice because of bad weather.

Thailand's Walailak Satarak (69) leads at 5-under 211. Korea's Young Kim (71-214) and Denmark's Iben Tinning (75-214) are second.

Honolulu's Summerset Lovett (80-80i160) missed the cut, as did former Honolulu resident Sally Soranaka (79-76i155). Former University of Hawai'i player Denise Philbrick (78-227) is tied with Tomori.

• Lee rallies: Hawai'i's Regan Lee, 50th at the halfway point, finished in a tie for 18th at The Gateway Tour's 11th stop, which ended yesterday at Pinnacle Peak Country Club in Phoenix.

Lee shot 10-under-par 277 to finish 10 shots behind winner Brian Smock. Lee was just 3-under Tuesday after suffering a triple bogey in the second round. He rallied with a 66 Wednesday, including seven birdies, and a final-round 70.

After missing the first three cuts, Lee has made the last eight and won $36,541, including $2,442 yesterday. His stroke average is 70.29.


• Live TV home games at Pagoda: University of Hawai'i Warrior football fans will have another reason to cheer as the Pagoda Hotel's former LaSalle Restaurant is converted into the "Weekend Warrior Room," for live telecasts of this year's home games.

The room will televise games on four 27-inch screens and one 61-inch screen. Appetizers and drinks will be offered with no cover charge.

Along with UH games, the hotel is planning to show "Monday Night Football."

For more information, call 941-6611 or visit www.pagodahotel.com


• U.S. men rally past Greece: Reid Priddy scored 17 points to lead the U.S. men's national team to a 23-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-19, 15-13 victory over host Greece last night at Glyfada in the third of five friendly matches.

Priddy had 10 kills, a match-high five blocks and two service aces to help the Americans to a 2-1 edge in the series.

Kaiser High graduate Clay Stanley added 13 points on 10 kills, two aces and one block for the United States.

Yorgos Drakovic scored 17 points on 15 kills and two aces to lead Greece.

Match No. 4 of the series will be played tonight.