Irons done in South Africa
Hawaii’s Andy Irons was knocked out in the fourth round yesterday at the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay surf event in South Africa.
Sean Holmes edged Irons 15.60 to 15.17, completing an improbable double for the South African, who knocked off nine-time world champion Kelly Slater in the morning’s third round by four hundredths of a point.
Irons defeated Australian Luke Stedman in Round 3 earlier in the day.
Hawaii’s Dusty Payne advanced out of Round 3 by defeating Chris Davidson of Australia, 15.33-10.20, but never got to surf his fourth-rounder against Australian Adam Melling.
Hawaii surfers Kekoa Bacalso and Fred Patacchia also lost in Round 3.
Slater’s loss, coupled with two heat wins by South African Jordy Smith, moved Smith past Slater into first place in the race for the Association of Surfing Professionals world title.
Bell wins at Barbers Point
Alika Bell shot a final-round 72 to win the Barbers Point Invitational by three strokes over Rudy Cabalar Jr. yesterday.
Brandan Kop finished in third place and Sean Maekawa fired a 65, the low round of the day, to finish in fourth place in the championship flight.
Bell finished the tournament at 8-under 208.
HCBL all-star game tomorrow
Punahou alumnus Paul Snieder (Northwestern) and Waianae alumnus Ben McQuown will start for the Mauka all-stars against the Makai all-stars in the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League all-star game tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Hans L’Orange Park.
Hawaii Pacific’s Keanu Kapana, a Campbell alumnus, and third baseman Matt Harrison, who will transfer to the University of Hawaii in the fall, will start for the Makai team.
Roller derby skaters at QB club
Professional roller derby skaters Sylvia Flores, Mercy Shammah and Jessica Mallory will speak at tomorrow’s Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon at the Maple Garden Restaurant.
Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. and the program gets under way at noon.
Lavenga Malie captures rugby title
Lavenga Malie defeated Apia Maroon 27-25 to win the Hawaii World Rugby Club Tournament championship match yesterday at Kapiolani Park.
The winning team took home the $30,000 first-place prize.