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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 9, 2002

Souza's 71 earns sectional qualifying berth for Open

Advertiser Staff

Stan Souza shot a 1-under-par 71 on Monday at the Waialae Country Club for medalist honors to advance to the sectional qualifying of the U.S. Open Championship.

Souza will attempt to qualify in the sectional scheduled for June 3 at the Lake Merced Country Club in Daly City, Calif. The U.S. Open will be held June 13-16 at the Bethpage State Park Black Course in New York.

Larry Stubblefield is the first alternate after posting a 73. Sixteen golfers competed for the one local spot.

• Defending champ not back: Four former winners — but not defending champion Doug Bohn — are entered in the 36-hole Verizon Hawai'i Hall of Fame Championship starting Sunday at the Kapalua Plantation Course on Maui.

Bohn, the Kapalua Bay pro who won last year with a 139, isn't entered because of personal reasons.

The field includes 2000 winner Kevin Hayashi of the Pearl Country Club, Mark Seki of Makena, who won in 1992, and former Kapalua pros Dave Pritchett (1996), now Waikoloa Resort's director of golf, and Brendan Moynahan (1997), head pro at the Experience at Ko'ele on Lanai.

The pro-am is scheduled for Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

• Summer junior golf: The Waikoloa Beach Resort will have its second annual Kickoff to Summer junior golf clinic May 18 at the Kings' Course.

The free event will feature a trick-shot clinic, nine-hole putting contest and long-drive and chipping contests.

Registration for Waikoloa's junior program will begin during the clinic as well. Cost to participate in the program, which begins June 11, is $100. For more information, contact Kevin Ginoza at (808) 886-6060 or kginoza@waikoloaland.com.

• Women in golf day: The Ko'olau Golf Club is inviting women to join the club's professionals on May 18 for golf instruction and demonstrations.

The event, open to women age 14 and above, is free. To sign up, or for information, call 236-4653 ext. 1.

• Turtle Bay to host qualifier: The Turtle Bay Resort Golf Course will play host to the Hawai'i state championship to determine qualifiers for the 2002 U.S. Kids Golf World Championship.

The qualifying event will be July 2, and will be open to boys and girls ages 4-12.

Deadline for entry is June 15. Entry forms can be found at: www.uskidsgolf.com.

The championships will be July 31-Aug. 3 in Williamsburg, Va.