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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Lee in 24th at PGA's 'Q' school

Advertiser Staff

Waipahu's Regan Lee shot 35-38-73 yesterday in the opening round of the PGA Tour's second-stage qualifying at Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, Calif.

Lee is tied for 24th, six shots behind leader Gary Hallberg. The tournament ends Friday. The low 21 scores and ties advance to the final stage of the Qualifying Tournament.

Kaua'i's Dan Nishimoto opened with a 73 at the Champions Tour (formerly Senior PGA) Qualifying School Regional in Calimesa, Calif., yesterday. Waialae Country Club assistant pro Chuck Davis and former Lana'i pro Marc Orlowski shot 74. The leader is at 66.

The 72-hole event is being played at PGA Southern California Golf Club, Champions Course.

• UH men finish 17th: The University of Hawai'i men's team shot 311 yesterday to finish 17th in the 19-team UH/Turtle Bay Intercollegiate tournament at The Links at Turtle Bay.

The Warriors shot a three-round total of 930. UNLV won with 857, followed by Tennessee with 861.

Washington State's Dustin White shot 67—212 to overcome a seven-stroke deficit on the final day. UNLV's J.C. Deacon finished second with 72—213.

Junior Manarii Gauthier led Hawai'i with 230, which tied for 55th.

• Aloha conference upcoming: The Aloha PGA Golf Conference, a gathering of leaders of professional and amateur golf and tourism industries, will be held Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.

The keynote speakers will be David Fay, Executive Director of the United States Golf Association, M.G. Orender, President of the PGA of America and Robert Trent Jones Jr., golf course architect. Mark Rolfing, golf analyst for NBC Sports, will be the moderator of the conference.

The public is invited for a fee of $50, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks.

To register, go to www.alohapgagolf.com or call Aloha Section PGA at 593-2230.