Hilo wins first Division II golf tourney
Nick Mason shot a 5-under-par 67 yesterday to help the University of Hawai'i-Hilo men's golf team win its first NCAA Division II tournament.
The Vulcans shot a final-round 280 for a three-round total of 14-under 850 and a five-stroke victory in the 33rd Annual Viking Invitational at the 6,523-yard Bellingham (Wash.) Golf and Country Club course.
Host Western Washington finished second in the 11-team field with 855, followed by UC-San Diego at 864.
Mason finished third at 6-under 210, finishing four strokes behind fellow All-American Shane Prante of St. Martin's and a stroke behind San Diego's Brian Duckworth.
Other Hilo golfers were: Colin Gilliam (70211, tie for fourth), Kevin Shimomura (71215, tie for 14th), Troy Higashiyama (72219, tie for 21st) and Tysen Shinaut (73220, tie for 24th).
UH men lose playoff to finish second
The University of Hawai'i men's golf team lost a playoff with Arizona yesterday to finish second in the Ron Moore Invitational at Denver.
The Warriors shot rounds of 282 and 291 on the final day to finish at 4-under 862, along with the Wildcats.
Arizona then won the one-hole tie-breaker to capture the 16-team tournament.
Junior Jarett Hamamoto led UH, finishing in a tie for sixth at 213, nine strokes behind winner Travis Esway of Arizona.
UH sophomore Cody Wolfenbarger, who shot a career-low 66 yesterday, moved 13 spots up the leaderboard to finish in a tie for eighth at 214. Other UH golfers were: Pierre-Henri Soero (217, tie for 14th), Kellen-Floyd Asao (219, tie for 25th) and Ryan Perez (225, tie for 52nd).
Irons brothers, Garcia advance in France
Hawai'i surfers Andy Irons, Bruce Irons and Sunny Garcia advanced to the third round of the Quiksilver Pro France.
Garcia had a near-perfect wave score of 9.17 (out of 10) to defeat Australian Trent Munro in yesterday's second round.
The Irons brothers won separate first-round heats earlier in the week, and received byes in the second round.
Kalani Robb of O'ahu's North Shore was eliminated in the second round by Australia's Michael Campbell.
The contest is the eighth of 11 stops on the 2004 World Championship Tour.
Hawai'i Pacific stays unbeaten in PacWest
Barbara Martin had 14 kills and Flavia Brakling 13 as No. 8 Hawai'i Pacific swept Montana State-Billings, 30-27, 30-20, 32-30, last night in a Pacific West Conference match at St. Andrew's Priory gym.
Martin hit .609 and Brakling .333 in helping the Sea Warriors improve to 10-1 overall and 4-0 in the PacWest.
Montana State-Billings fell to 8-4 and 1-2.
HPU climbed one spot in this week's AVCA Division II Top 25 poll.
Nebraska-Kearney (16-0) is ranked No. 1, followed by UC San Diego (15-1) and Truman (14-0).
Hawai'i-Hilo will host clinic Oct. 16
The University of Hawaii-Hilo softball program has scheduled a clinic for Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UHH Softball Field.
Those interested in one-on-one pitching lessons must pre-register by Oct. 11 and provide a catcher.
The $20 fee includes lunch.
For more information, contact UHH softball coach Callen Perreira at 974-7703 or e-mail email@example.com