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Fujikawa makes cut in debut

Hawaii’s Tadd Fujikawa shot an even-par 72 in his NGA/Hooter’s Tour debut yesterday at the Killearn Country Club Classic in Tallahassee, Fla. Fujikawa is tied for 65th. The top 65 and ties make the cut after today’s second round.

Three players were still on the course yesterday when play was suspended because of darkness.

Fujikawa had four birdies — three on par-5’s — and four bogeys. The 20-year-old Moanalua High School graduate is 10 shots off the lead. Former Auburn All-American Lee Williams played the final seven holes in 7 under to open with a 62.

Williams is two shots ahead of Bryce Ledford and four up on a group of seven at 66.

UH tennis team flirts with upset

Leo Rosenberg, Jeremy Tweedt and Jonathan Brooklyn won singles matches but the Hawaii men’s tennis team fell to No. 8 Michigan 4-3 yesterday at the UH Tennis Complex.

Dennis Lajola, Danilo Casanova and Dmytro Kovalov took losses for the Warriors (2-6), who fell in two of the three doubles matches to take the loss. Jason Jung and Shaun Bernstein beat Rosenberg and Casanova 8-2 to clinch it for the Wolverines (7-3).

Hawaii heads to California to take on No. 15 Pepperdine on Tuesday and No. 6 UCLA on March 11.

HPU softball ranked in top 5

The Hawaii Pacific softball team is ranked No. 5 in the nation in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II poll released yesterday.

The 10-2 Sea Warriors, who won the national championship last year, is behind No. 1 Angelo State (17-0), No. 2 Valdosta State (4-0), No. 3 North Georgia (17-2) and No. 4 Alabama-Huntsville (7-0-1).

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