For Wednesday, March 16, 2011
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Mar 16, 2011
Junior Erika Lundberg had her best performance of the year, helping the University of Hawaii to11th in the 26th annual Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational yesterday at Kaneohe Klipper.
Lundberg tied for 17th with rounds of 76-76-77. Her total of 13-over-par 229 gave her a tie for 17th, her best finish since she was 11th at last year's Western Athletic Conference Championship.
Ninth-ranked Arizona State won the championship. Behind medalist Carlota Ciganda, the Sun Devils shot 301--887, 15 shots better than 10th-ranked Arizona (302). The Rainbow Wahine closed with a score of 327 for a 943 total -- a shot ahead of Osaka Gakuin and Idaho and one behind Seattle. There were 19 teams playing. UH-Hilo finished last.
Ciganda, No. 8 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, shot 73 yesterday. Her 54-hole total of 1-under 215 was a shot better than ASU's Alejandra Llaneza, who also closed with a 73.
UH sophomore Ka'ili Britos (80--235) tied for 45th and Brittany Bomar (84--236), the team's only senior, tied for 52nd.
The Hawaii men's golf team moved up two spots on the final day of the San Diego Intercollegiate. UH finished 10th out of 12 teams yesterday at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif.
Freshman Nainoa Calip led the Rainbows, finishing tied for 34th at 75--227. Juniors Jared Sawada (79--234) and TJ Kua (77--240) were next, with freshman David Saka (81--240) sharing 59th with Kua. Sophomore Cory Oride had UH's best round of the day, shooting 71 to tie for 65th.
The Rainbows had their best round of the tournament, with a team total of 380 for a three-round score of 1,177. Texas-Arlington (366) caught SMU (369) on the final day to share the team championship at 1,093. The medalist was UTA's Paul McConnell, at 70--214.
Elwen Li and Yuan Jia beat Bianca Machado and Marina Ferreria 8-0 to lead the Brigham Young-Hawaii women's tennis team to an 8-1 win over Augusta State in Georgia yesterday.
The Seasiders dropped only a single game, Kaylyn Bristol at No. 6 singles, and improved to 16-0 for the season.
Andy Xing beat Rafael MIlhati 6-3, 7-6 (3) at No. 5 singles but the BYUH men's team fell to Augusta State 5-2.
Diego Miranda and C.J. Adamson earned BYUH's other point with an 8-5 win in doubles.
Hawaii Pacific's Celina Goetti and Zora Vickova beat the nation's top-ranked doubles team but the Sea Warriors fell to Armstrong Atlantic 5-4 yesterday in Las Vegas.
Goetti and Vickova beat Barbora Krtickova and Alida Muller-Wehlau 8-3 and Ielyzaveta Rybakova and Aleksandra Stankovic won their doubles match but the Sea Warriors lost the match by dropping four of the six singles matches.
No. 3 Armstrong Atlantic blitzed the Hawaii Pacific men's team 9-0 yesterday, winning all six singles matches and all three doubles matches.
Ari Davis put up the most resistance for HPU, losing to Pedro Scocuglia 6-4, 6-3 at No. 6 singles.
Maile Kim had five hits over two games and the Hawaii Pacific softball team swept Faulkner 6-2 and 7-0 yesterday in Kaneohe.
Ashley Valine gave up two runs over six innings to win the first game before Breanne Patton shut out Faulkner on two hits in the second game.