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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Moynahan captures Aloha PGA club title

Advertiser Staff

Brendan Moynahan, an Experience at Ko'ele (Lana'i) golf professional, shot a second round 1-under-par 71 to win the Aloha Section PGA Club Professional Championship yesterday at the Po'ipu Bay Resort on Kaua'i.

Moynahan's two-day total was 143, five strokes ahead of Matthew Hall of Hapuna Golf Course (74-148).

The top six golfers qualified for the PGA Western Regional Club Professional Championship Oct. 9-12 at Thanksgiving Point Golf Course in Sandy, Utah.

Joining Moynahan and Hall are Ronald Castillo of Hapuna (78-150), Brian Sasada of Makena Golf Club (76-150), Kirk Nelson of Makena (75-151) and Kevin Ralbovsky of Waialae Country Club (74-151). Wade Nishimoto of Zevo Golf (76-151) is the first alternate.


Hawai'i golfers trail: Shannon Sibayan of Kapa'a, Kauai, shot a 75 yesterday and was nine shots behind leader Hunter Mahan after the first round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at the Orchards Club in Washington Township, Mich.

Mahan tied the course record with a 6-under 66 and held a one-shot lead over Jay Choi of Cerritos, Calif.

Sibayan was Hawai'i's top golfer after a 38-37. Other Hawai'i golfers are Guy Yamamoto (38-38—76), Richard Kimi (38-38—76), Jay Kurisu (37-40—77) and Christian Akau (43-38—81).

Kevin Warrick, of Valrico, Fla., a former Leilehua High School golfer, shot a 34-38—72.

The field of 156 will be cut to 64 after today's second round, after which the tournament will switch to match play.


Kamana'o leads USA: Libero Kanoe Kamana'o of Honolulu had a team-high 17 digs Sunday as the U.S. women's junior national team dropped its second straight match in the Junior Continental Championships.

Cuba beat the U.S., 14-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23, 16-14, to drop to 0-2 in the NORCECA tournament in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

"This was a huge improvement over (Saturday's) match against the Dominican Republic," Kamana'o said. "I'm confident we will continue to get better."

They'll have to. The United States must win its next match with Barbados to advance to the next round of the tournament.


UH picked second: The University of Hawai'i Wahine soccer team was picked to finish second by the Western Athletic Conference coaches, behind defending champion Southern Methodist.

Hawai'i got a first-place vote, and tied for second with Rice, with 50 points. SMU got seven first-place votes and 63 points. Boise State and Fresno State each had 38 points, followed by Tulsa with 36, San Jose State 25, UTEP 14 and Nevada 10.

UH (10-10 overall, 5-3 WAC) finished second in the regular season last year, and fell to SMU in the WAC Championship game, 2-0.