Feldman, Stubblefield team for golfing win
Andrew Feldman and Larry Stubblefield teamed for a 2-under-par 68 yesterday to capture the Aloha Section PGA's Pro-Pro Championship at the Ka'anapali Resort South Course.
Feldman, of Oahu Country Club, and Stubblefield, an Aloha Section PGA member from Honolulu, finished with a 36-hole total of 7-under 133 in the four-ball, stroke-play event to edge three teams by two shots and win $3,000.
"The key to playing team golf is to always have both of us on the green in regulation," Feldman said. "It allows one of us to be a little more aggressive with our putts."
Sharing second place in the 25-team field were the teams of Kirk Nelson and Brian Sasada, Eliot Gouveia and William Conroy, and Dean Prince and Dan Nishimoto.
ASAO LEADS QUALIFIERS
Kellen-Floyd Asao shot a 4-under-par 67 yesterday to lead qualifying for the 98th Manoa Cup at the Oahu Country Club.
Pierre-Henri Soero shot 68 and Jared Sawada 69 as the 64-player field was set for the first round of match play, which begins today.
Defending champion Travis Toyama is the top seed.
CHAN FINISHES FIFTH
Honolulu's Lorens Chan shot a 1-under 71 yesterday to finish fifth in the boys 12-13 division of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Chan, who was the highest Hawai'i finisher in the six-division field, shot 4-under 212 — six shots behind winner Brenden Redfern, of Austin, Texas.
Because of inclement weather, only three of the six age groups were able to complete three rounds.
The top Hawai'i finisher in the other age groups were: Jameson Kelley (boys 10-11, 154, tie for 16th), Alexandra Kaui (girls 10-11, 231, 17th), Kelli Oride (girls 12-13, 230, 9th) and Alika Bell (boys 14-15, 149, tie for 7th). There were no girls from Hawai'i in the 14-15 age group.
MITCHELL FIRST ON MAUI
Australia's Jamie Mitchell dominated another paddleboard event, winning the inaugural Maui International Paddleboard Race on Sunday.
Mitchell completed the 9-mile course from Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor in 1 hour, 12 minutes, 40 seconds. His younger brother, Justin, finished eight minutes later in second place.
Honolulu's Kanesa Duncan was the first female finisher in 1:36:29.
Maui's Dave Kalama was the first to finish on a stand-up paddleboard with a time of 1:13:08.
The race drew approximately 120 participants.
It was the last "warm-up" race before Sunday's Quiksilveredition Moloka'i to O'ahu Paddleboard Race. Jamie Mitchell is the four-time defending champion of the Moloka'i race, which is considered the world championship of long-distance paddleboard racing.
Northern California defeated Maui, 8-5, on Sunday in an elimination game of the Little League Big League (ages 16-18) Western Regional at Ollala, Wash. No details were available.
Earlier in the tournament, Maui beat Northern California, 18-5; lost to Southern California, 17-13; and defeated Washington, 18-1.
'Aiea couldn't hold a 3-0 lead and lost to Heartwell (Calif.), 9-5, yesterday in an elimination game of the PONY Pony (ages 13) West Zone Tournament at Fullerton, Calif.
Bronson Shim had two hits and two RBIs, and James Higa and Royce Murai each drove in a run for 'Aiea, which scored in the first and seventh innings.
The Waikiki Offshore Series' Moloka'i Channel Race, which was scheduled to start today, was canceled due to a lack of entries yesterday, the Waikiki Yacht Club announced in a press release.
The series will now start Thursday with two windward-leeward races and continue through Sunday, weather permitting.
"We are watching Hurricane Daniel as it approaches O'ahu and will keep all of our racers advised of its progress," said regatta chair Steve Thomas.