Fujikawa makes cut in North Carolina
Honolulu's Tadd Fujikawa shot a 3-over-par 75 to finish just inside the cutline yesterday after the second round of The Championship at St. James Plantation, an eGolf Professional Tour event at Southport, N.C.
Jeremy Pope, of Pawleys Island, S.C., shot a 71 for a one-stroke lead at 7-under 137. Fujikawa was at 5-over 149, which was the cut for the weekend. Ryan Perez, a Moanalua High and University of Hawai'i alum, shot 79—161.
Seventy-seven players made the cut for the final two rounds, which will be played at the St. James Plantation's Founders Club course.
Fujikawa, a 19-year-old Moanalua alum, has made the cut in all five of his eGolf Tour events this year.
Kenny Turner hit an RBI double with one out in the bottom of the seventh, lifting Hawai'i Pacific to a 6-5 victory over Dixie State and a split of a Pacific West Conference doubleheader last night at Hans L'Orange Park.
Turner's hit to left-center scored Wade Tamaru, who had singled in the previous at-bat, as the league-leading Sea Warriors improved to 23-8 overall and 15-3 in the PacWest.
Turner, Tamaru and Bas Nooij each had two hits for HPU, which halted Dixie State's 13-game winning streak.
In the first game, Justin Jensen had four hits and three RBIs and Brett Adams had three hits and three RBIs as Dixie State (24-10, 15-7) rolled to a 13-4 victory.
EVENT AT QUEEN'S
A Hawai'i beach volleyball series that qualifies the winner for the main tour will start tomorrow at Queen's Surf Beach.
The winner of the Barefoot Wine AVP Next Championship Cup — Hawai'i is one of 24 host cities — will have an opportunity to play for a main draw berth in the Association Volleyball Professional's Nivea Tour Chicago.
The Hawai'i series will continue with matches on April 24, May 8, June 19, July 17 and July 31.
The event is free for spectators with matches from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open division players must be 21 or older. A recreation division also will be held.
UH SPLITS IN WAC
The University of Hawai'i women's tennis team split a pair of Western Athletic Conference matches yesterday at Ruston, La.
The Rainbow Wahine (8-13, 3-3) fell to No. 44 Boise State, 6-1, before beating host Louisiana Tech, 5-2.
UH won the doubles point — with the teams of Sophie Kobuch and Katarina Poljakova, and Barbara Pinterova and Alyssa Nafarrete capturing their matches — against the Broncos (15-5, 3-0), but lost all six singles matches.
Hawai'i swept the doubles and won four of six singles matches to beat the Bulldogs (6-14, 0-3).