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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, June 20, 2002

Wie, Wilson qualify for U.S. Publinks

Advertiser Staff

Honolulu's Michelle Wie and the Big Island's Amanda Wilson qualified for match play at the 26th U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links yesterday in Sunriver, Ore.

Wie, who will be an eighth-grader at Punahou School in the fall, shot par 71 for a two-day total of 150 to make the 157 cutoff.

Wie is one of two 12-year-olds to qualify. Mina Harigae, of Monterey, Calif., shot 76—151.

Wilson, a sophomore-to-be at Waiakea High, shot 78—155.

Jessica Reese, of Santa Rosa, Calif., was the qualifying medalist at the 6,189-yard Sunriver Resort's Meadow Course with 66—142.

Seven Hawai'i golfers failed to qualify. Lisa Kajihara shot 75—157, but missed qualifying in a two-hole playoff. Also missing the cut were: Merynn Ito (74—158), Kira Ann Murashige (74—158), Anna Umemura (80—162), Joan Shimozaki (80—164), Whitney Ueno (81—172) and Kayla Morinaga (87—177).

Harigae led Sacramento to the team championship (best two-of-three scores each day) with a 293 total. Defending champion Honolulu tied for sixth with 301.

Sixty-four players advanced to today's match-play round.

The 36-hole final in the U.S. Golf Association event is Sunday.


• Major League tryout: The Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau will conduct an open tryout tomorrow at Les Murakami Stadium. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

The tryout is open to players ages 16-22. Players under 21 must have a parent or guardian sign a liability waiver for registration. American Legion players must have written consent from their coach, manager or post commander.

A copy of the liability waiver is available on www.mlb.com. A menu at the bottom left side of the Web site has a menu that reads "MLSB and team tryout camps."

Position players will be timed in the 60-yard dash and have their throwing arms and fielding mechanics graded. Pitchers will be evaluated on their mechanics and velocity in the bullpen.

At the end of the testing about 50 players will be invited to play in an intrasquad game later in the day.

The tryout will be conducted by scouts from the bureau, as well as scouts from major league teams.

Players should dress appropriately, with cap, shoes and glove. Bats will be provided. Players are advised to bring their own lunch and drinks.