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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 25, 2002

Kane'ohe's Wilson tied for lead in Japan tourney

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Kane'ohe's Dean Wilson chipped in an eagle-3 on the final hole for a 3-under-par 68 yesterday to grab a share of the lead with Thailand's Prayad Marksaeng after two rounds of the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup at Kagawa, Japan.

Wilson, and Marksaeng, who shot a 69, are tied at 8-under 134 at the 6,697-yard, par-71 Ayutaki Country Club course.

Hideto Tanihara (65), Taichi Teshima (68), Todd Hamilton (68) and Nobuhito Sato (69) are one stroke back at 135.

Hilo's Gregory Meyer shot a 67 and is tied, two shots behind, with Shingo Katayama (67) and Kenichi Kuboya (70) at 136.

Pearl Country Club's director of golf David Ishii, a 14-time winner on the Japan PGA Tour, now called the Japan Golf Tour Organization, shot a 69 and is in a group of four at 139.

Wilson is seeking his fifth victory in Japan. The former Castle High star won three times last year on the Japan PGA Tour, and captured the Tsuruya Open in Hyogo, Japan in April.


Anamizu wins amateur title: Phil Anamizu, a member of Mid-Pacific Country Club, won the inaugural Hawai'i State Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship yesterday at Mid-Pac.

Anamizu opened with a 4-under 68 — the tournament's low round — Thursday and shot 74 yesterday to beat Roy Nishimoto (69) by two shots. Russ McGarry (74-149) finished third, Wendell Kop (80-152) fourth and Fred Zane (79-153) fifth.