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Change in Wedemeyer services

Sunday’s services for the late Charlie Wedemeyer have been moved to the Thurston Memorial Chapel on the Punahou School campus.

Visitation begins at 2 p.m., followed by services at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Wedemeyer Aloha Fund (a cash fund) P.O. Box 1343, Los Gatos, CA 95031.

Tax deductible donations may be sent to: Charlie Wedemeyer Family Outreach, P.O. Box 1343, Los Gatos, CA 95031.

Wedemeyer, a standout athlete at Punahou and football player at Michigan State, died June 3 after a long battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.


Fisher on national football team

Ewa Beach’s Jeana Fisher, a guard for the Portland (Ore.) Shockwave women’s professional football team, has been selected for the U.S. national team that will compete in the inaugural IFAF Women’s World Championship in Sweden.

Fisher, a graduate of Campbell High and Hawaii Pacific, is among the 45 players from the Independent Women’s Football League who opened training camp Sunday in Round Rock, Texas. The U.S. is the top-seeded team in the six-nation tournament that begins its nine-day run on Sunday in Stockholm.


Fujikawa now 23rd on eGolf money list

Tadd Fujikawa’s eighth-place finish at last week’s Bolle Classic kicked him up to 23rd on the eGolf Tour money list, with $21,579 in eight starts.

Fujikawa fired a final-round 4-under-par 67 Saturday to finish at 17-under 267 and win $5,086. The winner was Tommy Biershenk, who is No. 1 on the money list with $34,140.

Fujikawa, a 19-year-old Moanalua High graduate, has two Top-10 finishes in his first season on the eGolf Tour. He is in the field at this week’s Bushnell Championship in Carthage, N.C., where he shot 71 yesterday.

Makawao’s Samuel Cyr, 23, shot 69. The leaders are at 63.

The King Kekaulike graduate turned pro after winning two NAIA national championships at Point Loma (Calif.) Nazarene, where he was a four-time All-American.


Maui’s Kyung Kim third in Rolex Jrs.

Former Maui resident Kyung Kim finished third at last week’s Rolex Girls Junior Championship, at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, S.C.

The AJGA invitational was won by Yueer Cindy Feng, from Florida, at 68-206. Kim, now a high school junior in Chandler, Ariz., shot 71 all three days for 213.

Kauai High senior Kelli Oride (76-227) tied for 33rd. Oride has been runner-up at the last two state high school championships.

Kim won the AJGA’s Ping Phoenix Junior the previous week, at Moon Valley (Ariz.) Country Club. She shot rounds of 76-66-72 for a 2-under 214, winning by two shots.



» The 54th Waialae Women’s Invitational is July 12 and 13. The tournament has a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start each day. Format is 36 holes of stroke play in five flights. Defending champions are Vivian Sasaki (low gross) and Kathy Tsukada (low net). For information, call 258-9723.

» Registration forms are out for the Hawaii State Women’s Stroke Play Championship, July 27 to 29, at Mid-Pacific Country Club. The tournament is open to women of any age with a handicap index of 14.0 or less. For more information, call 262-2428 or visit kathyordway@me.com.

» The 56th Maui Women’s Golf Invitational will be Aug. 7 and 8, at Kahili Golf Course the first day and Maui Country Club the second. Entry fee is $130 and includes the awards luncheon at Maui Country Club Sunday afternoon. The tournament is open to women 18 and older who have a current GHIN handicap from a HSGA-affiliated club. Entry deadline is July 25. Forms are available from women’s golf clubs. For information, contact Helene Steiner (808-575-7875) or Ann Bradley (808-242-4157).

» This year’s Pua Melia Invitational at Olomana Golf Links has been canceled.


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