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Chan takes second in AJGA Junior

Canadian Zak Griffiths poured it on in the final round of the AJGA Junior at Wenatchee, Wash., yesterday, firing the best round of the day to hold off two juniors from Hawaii.

Griffiths, a high school senior, finished at 68–203. ‘Iolani junior Lorens Chan (71–210) took second. Kamehameha graduate Alika Bell (75–217) tied for sixth.

Kailua’s Scott Hayashi (78–235) was 49th and Honolulu’s Brett Komoto (79–236) tied for 54th. Honolulu’s Marissa Suehiro (84–252) took 25th in the Girls division.

In other AJGA tournaments yesterday:

» One bad round kept Waipahu’s Allisen Corpuz out of contention at the Golf Pride Junior Classic, in Pinehurst, N.C. Corpuz shot 74-85-71–230 to finish fourth, eight shots back.

» At the Houston Junior, at Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas, Honolulu’s Trey Kidd tied for 51st. Kidd finished at 81–234.

 

Softball coaches come together

The Hawaii Softball Foundation is holding its first gala event on Sept. 16.

The gathering features University of Hawaii coach Bob Coolen, Hawaii Pacific coach Bryan Nakasone and state high school co-coaches of the year David Perreira of Campbell and Punahou’s Bob Makahilahila.

Individual tickets are $50 and home run and grand slam packages are available for the event to be held at the Japanese Cultural Center.

Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner scheduled for 6.

 

REC CENTER

Marathon readiness series starts

Sunday’s Norman Tamanaha 15K marks the first of the five-race Honolulu Marathon readiness series.

The series includes the Runner’s HI 20K Sept. 5, the Sept. 25 Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher 25K, the Oct. 24 P.F. Chang’s 30K and the Val Nolasco Half Marathon Nov. 7.

Runners who enter each race as a series entry are eligible for series points and prizes. The Tamanaha races start at 6 a.m. at Kapiolani Park. For information, the websites are 808racehawaii.com and bocahawaii.com

 

Court time for young tennis players

The Hawaii Pacific Tennis Foundation is offering tournaments for middle and elementary school students next weekend at the Tripler tennis courts.

The Pre-High School Team Championships are Saturday, Aug. 21, and the Quickstart Team Tournament for players age 10 and under is Sunday, Aug. 22. Both events start at 1:30 p.m.

Play is in boys and girls singles and doubles, and mixed doubles for both events. The cost each day is $15.

Teams need to have a minimum of two boys and two girls. Players can form teams ahead of time or sign up to be placed on a team at registration. For more information, contact the Hawaii Pacific Tennis Foundation at 677-1334 or e-mail Mark Beede at beede@hawaiitennis.org

 

MountainMan triathlon at Kualoa

Kualoa Ranch, film site for Jurassic Park and other movies and TV shows, is the setting for the 12th Jamba Juice MountainMan XTERRA Triathlon Saturday, Aug. 21.

The course — for experienced athletes and adventurous/fit novices — is comprised of a 750-meter ocean swim, 20K hilly mountain bike ride and a 6K trail run. The USA Triathlon-sanctioned event begins at 2 p.m. Registration closes Thursday at 11:59 p.m. at www.active.com. Information at bocahawaii.com

 

2 earn prestigious shooting badge

Honolulu’s Eric Ako and Kevin Nakagami earned the Distinguished Rifleman’s badge at the National Trophy Rifle Matches and Rifle Small Arms Firing School earlier this month at Camp Perry, Ohio. Both are members of the Pu’uloa Rifle & Pistol Club. The award is considered the ultimate achievement for a service rifle or pistol shooter, recognizing a "preeminent degree of achievement in target practice." The badge dates back to 1884.

THIS WEEKEND

Tomorrow

Running
» Maunawili Trail H.U.R.T. Series: 22 miles or 2 legs of 11 miles relay, 7 a.m., Pali Lookout. Hurthawaii.com or 221-5171.

Swimming
» Hawaii Invitational: Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center, CORP. Hawaiianswimming.org

Water Polo
» Hawaiian Invitational: 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Punahou and ‘Iolani pools. Hawaiiwaterpolo.com

 

Sunday

Running
» Norman Tamanaha 15K: 6 a.m., Kapiolani Park. MPRRC.com and 808RaceHawaii.com

Polo
» Hawaii Polo Club: 2 p.m., Mokuleia Polo Grounds. Hawaii-polo.org

» Honolulu Polo Club: 2:30 p.m., Waimanalo. Honolulupolo.com

Water Polo
» Hawaiian Invitational: Finals, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex. Hawaiiwaterpolo.com

 

SIGN ME UP

Volleyball
» September-October camps: Boys and girls, ages 6-15, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Holy Trinity School gym, $70 per month. Information: 371-1869

Soccer
» Hawaii Sand Soccer Championships: Aug. 21-22, Fort DeRussy Beach. 15 divisions from Under-6 through adults. Cost: $300 per team. Registration due Sunday. Information: hawaiisandsoccer.com

Tennis
» Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation Benefit Tennis Tournament: Sept. 7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Moanalua High School tennis courts. Beginners through advanced divisions, round-robin doubles. $25 includes lunch and T-shirt. Deadline: Aug. 30. Information: Kyle Kaneshiro, k2tens@hawaiiantel.net

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