Updated at 3:34 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2007
Alex Ching ties for first in Junior Americas Cup golf
Advertiser StaffHonolulu's Alex Ching shot a 4-under par 67 yesterday to tie for medalist honors with Oregon's Gaston de la Torre at the Boys Junior Americas Cup at Morgan Run Resort & Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Ching, playing for Team Hawai'i, and de la Torre (66) finished at 8-under 205 in the three-day tournament.
Ching, a Punahou senior, also won last week's Optimist International Junior Golf Championship at Palm Beach, Fla.
James Erkenbeck of San Diego shot a 68 and finished third at 206. Honolulu's Bradley Shigezawa was fourth after a 73207.
Oregon (207) and Washington (205) tied for first in the team competition at 16-under 623. San Diego (208) and Northern California (211) were tied for third at 630, while Hawai'i was fifth after a 217634.
Other Hawai'i team members were: T.J. Kua (tied for 57, 77226) and Alika Bell (T59, 78227).