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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Bohn, Nelson qualify for Sony Open in Hawai'i

Advertiser Staff

Kapalua Golf Club's Doug Bohn and Makena Golf Club's Kirk Nelson earned the Aloha Section PGA's two spots for the 2003 Sony Open in Hawai'i in a qualifying round yesterday at Waialae Country Club.

Bohn shot 1-under 71 while Nelson shot 72 and beat out Pearl Country Club's Kevin Hayashi on the second hole of a playoff.

Amateur Joe Phengsavath shot 70 to earn the lone special exemption spot in the Sony Open.


Bloch sets UH mark: University of Hawai'i's Cheyne Bloch set a school record in the 200-yard breaststroke Sunday when he clocked 1 minute, 57.04 seconds to finish third at the Texas Invitational in Austin, Texas.

Bloch, a junior from Wailuku, Maui, set the previous mark of 1:57.69 earlier this year.

Bloch's 200 breaststroke time and his 53.92 effort in the 100 breaststroke on Friday are NCAA Championships automatic qualifying times.

The two-time All-American helped the 24th-ranked Rainbows to a sixth-place finish with 292 points. Host Texas finished first in the 12-school field with 721 points.

Texas also topped the 13-school women's field with 856 points. UH placed 11th with 76.

Three UH swimmers recorded NCAA Championships consideration times: Tudor Ignat in the 200 breaststroke (2:00.73 for 10th place), Kurt Boehm in the 200 butterfly (1:47.91 for 11th place), and Yan Chen in the women's 200 butterfly (2:01.04 for 9th place). Yan's time also is the second-fastest in school history.

In 10-meter platform diving, Mike Gowdy placed fifth among seven divers with 411.40 points.