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Posted on: Friday, September 6, 2002

LeGrande, Lambert win in Las Vegas

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Sixth-seeded Lee LeGrande and Mike Lambert upset third-seeded Eduardo Bacil and Frederico Souza yesterday in the opening round of the Paul Mitchell Association of Volleyball Professionals Shoot Out beach tournament at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

LeGrande and Lambert, Punahou graduates, beat the third-seeded team 21-16, 21-11 in the first day of the three-day tournament, the final stop on the AVP tour. The top eight men's and women's teams are playing in a single-elimination format. The men's and women's winners each will split $30,000.

Second-seeded Canyon Ceman and Mike Whitmarsh beat seventh-seeded Todd Rogers and Sean Scott, another Punahou graduate, 21-17, 28-26 in overtime.

Ceman and Whitmarsh face Lambert and LeGrande in the semifinals tomorrow. The finals also will be played tomorrow.

In opening-round matches today, Punahou graduates Stein Metzger and Kevin Wong, seeded fifth, play fourth-seeded Brent Doble and Karch Kiraly, and top-seeded Eric Fonoimoana and Dax Holdren face Albert Hannemann, a former University of Hawai'i player, and Jeff Nygaard. Hannemann, Fonoi-moana's cousin, and Nygaard are seeded eighth.

In the women's tournament, fourth-seeded team Lisa Arce and Linda Hanley beat fifth seeded Nancy Mason and Rachel Wacholder 21-17, 21-18.

Top-seeded Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs defeated eighth-seeded Jennifer Holden and Stephanie Cox 21-11, 21-7.

The men and women's teams eliminated yesterday will split $3,750.


• Lee ties for 22nd: Hawai'i's Regan Lee closed with a 3-over-par 75 yesterday to finish in a tie for 22nd at The Gateway Tour's LG Electronics Classic, at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club near Phoenix.

Lee led the tournament after shooting an opening-round 60. His 72-hole total was 8-under 278. David Howser captured the $36,000 first prize at 71-266. Lee won $1,788 and is 11th on the money list, with $38,330. There are three tournaments remaining, including the Tour Championship, Sept. 23 to 26 at TPC of Scottsdale.