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Kono makes it into match play

UCLA All-American Stephanie Kono struggled in the second round of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship yesterday, but easily advanced to match play at Charlotte Country Club in North Carolina.

Kono, a Punahou graduate, shot 5-over-par 77. Her two-day total of 149 left her tied for 47th. The top 64 advance to today’s first round.

Rachel Rohanna, Jaclyn Sweeney and Erynne Lee tied for medalist honors at 6-under 138.

Punahou sophomore Kacie Komoto (81–164) failed to make the cut. Komoto, the 2009 Hawaii State Women’s Stroke Play champion, did not have a birdie the last two days.

The second and third rounds are scheduled for tomorrow, with the quarterfinals Friday, the semifinals Saturday and the 36-hole championship Sunday.

Central Oahu wins USSSA World Series

Central Oahu captured the United States Specialty Sports Association 12-under World Series championship last Sunday at Chino Hills, Calif.

Central Oahu swept its three pool-play games and moved on to the double-elimination bracket.

After two more wins and a loss, Central Oahu moved to the final round and beat previously undefeated So. Cal Mizuno twice, 10-9 and 12-10, for the title.

Team members are Ladd Ah Choy, Tanner Atiburcio, Braden Goto, Trevor Hirano, Royce Hirayama, Trayson Kubo, Jacob Maekawa, Mckenzie Milton, Chazdyn Quebral-Acosta, Cody Rilling, Owen Saito, Brendan Uchima, Trey Yukumoto, head coach Darren Uchima, and assistant coaches Elton Saito, Dan Maekawa and Trenton Kubo.

Rainbow Wahine tickets go on sale

Individual tickets for the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball season go on sale today at the Stan Sheriff Center box office.

The tickets range in price from $5 to $17.

Tickets can also be purchased online at HawaiiAthletics.com or by calling 944-2697.

UH opens the season in the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational, Aug. 27-29, at the Sheriff Center. San Diego, Kansas State and UCLA are also entered in the tournament.

Mauna Kea top Hawaii course on list

Mauna Kea Golf Course on the Big Island ranks No. 19 in GOLF magazine’s biennial "Top-100 Courses You Can Play" list.

The list can be found at golf.com and will be in the September issue of the magazine.

The other Hawaii courses are on the list are The Prince Course at Princeville (No. 22), Kapalua Resort Plantation Course (No. 23) and The Challenge at Manele (No. 50).

Oceanic has 3-D for PGA Championship

Oceanic Time Warner Cable is offering 3-D coverage of the PGA Championship that runs tomorrow through Sunday.

The 3-D experience will focus on the par-3 12th and 17th holes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow and Friday.

To order the 3-D coverage on Digital Ch. 1201, call Oceanic at 643-2337.


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