Francis Brown final set for Ala Wai
The fourth-seeded team of Tadd Fujikawa and Alex Chu defeated Norman Inouye and Lin Akiyama, 2-up, yesterday to advance to the finals of the 54th Francis Hyde I'i Brown Four-Ball Match Play Championships at Ala Wai Municipal Golf Course.
Fujikawa, who won the Hickam Invitational earlier this month, and Chu will play Ryan Perez and Reyn Tanaka in today's 36-hole final starting at 7:20 a.m.
Perez and Tanaka defeated Craig Uyehara and Gregg Omori, 1-up, in yesterday's other semifinal.
Perez and Tanaka ousted Dean Kaya and Harry Yamashiro, 4 and 3, while Fujikawa and Chu beat Bobby Matsui and Andrew Geiser, 4 and 2, in the quarterfinals.
In other quarterfinal matches, Inouye and Akiyama beat Kevin Goto (partner Duane Pavao had another commitment), 5 and 4, and Uyehara and Omori defeated Sean Sadaoka and Colin Ginoza, 3 and 2.
The finals in A and B flights also will be played today starting at 7 a.m.
Kim tied for 15th
Pahoa's Kimberly Kim shot a 3-over 74 yesterday and moved up into a tie for 15th place after two rounds of the AJGA's Scott Robertson Memorial Tournament at Roanoke, Va.
Kim, a student at Waiakea Intermediate, is at 152 heading into today's final round at the Roanoke Country Club,
Kimberly Donovan of Hopkinton, Mass., shot 69 and Blair Lamb of Flat Rock, N.C., carded a 71, and were tied for the lead at 2-under 140.
Lynch tops Kona Open
Defending champion John Lynch fired a 4-under 68 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Kuma Contracting Corp. Kona Open at the Kona Country Club's Ocean Course.
Lynch is a teaching pro at Kuki'o Golf& Club on the Big Island.
Amateur Jarett Hamamoto and pros Regan Lee, Mark Morrison, Kevin Ralbovsky and Darren Summers are at 70 with six golfers tied at 72.