Led by freshman Corey Kozuma’s 72, Hawaii-Hilo was in eighth place heading into today’s second round of the NCAA Division II men’s golf championship in Florence, Ala.
The Vulcans carded an aggregate 301 on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals Fighting Joe Course, 10 strokes behind first-place Lynn in the 20-team field. Kozuma was in a group of four tied for 11th, three strokes behind leaders Ricardo Gouveia of Lynn, Gavin Lyons of Fort Lewis and Oska Nystrom of CSU Monterey Bay.
UHH freshmen Blake Snyder and Chris Shimomura were tied for 40th at 76, senior Neil Cabico was tied for 48th at 77 and freshman Travis Russell tied for 84th at 82.
Hawaii Prep graduate Kent Graham, a senior on American International, opened with a 73, tied for 15th.
For the first time, match play will determine the winner. Following tomorrow’s third round, the top eight teams will be paired against each other in a quarterfinal Thursday. The final four remaining teams will play Thursday afternoon, and the two remaining teams meet for the title Friday.
NCAA D-II tournament: Second round, Hawaii-Hilo, at Florence, Ala.
NCAA D-II tournament: Third round, Hawaii-Hilo, at Florence, Ala.
NCAA D-II tournament: Match-play quarterfinals and semifinals, Hawaii-Hilo, at Florence, Ala.
NCAA D-II tournament: Match-play final, Hawaii-Hilo, at Florence, Ala.
Tanya Alvino, volleyball
Athlete of year
Male: Steven Bennett, basketball
Female: Yuka Kondo, tennis
Scholar-athlete of year
Male: Rylan Morihara, baseball
Female: Zora Vickova, Sandra Wikstrom, Aleksandra Stankovi, tennis; Ualisa Chongkee, soccer
Sea Warrior Award (athlete of year)
Male: Isaiah Guth, soccer
Female: Kyra Pelayo, volleyball
Male: Alex Parra, soccer
Female: Emily Tooker, volleyball
Team: women’s cross country
Most Valuable Vulcans
Male: Keoni Manago, baseball
Female: Hillary Hurley, volleyball, basketball
Coach of year: Tino Reyes, volleyball
Assistant coach of year: Fred Entilla, softball
Cade Uyetake, baseball; Andrew Gipson and Lindsey Cartwright, basketball; Zach Johnson and Rachele Clute, cross country; Neil Cabico and Nicole Aoki, golf; Jaeziel Garcia and Vanessa Butin soccer; Carlos Quijano and Stacey Grant, tenns; Katie Swenson, volleyball.
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
NCAA D-II championship
West 2 Region
at Okita Field
>> Cal State San Bernardino 3, Hawaii Pacific 2
>> Hawaii Pacific 7, Dixie State 2
>> Sonoma State 5, Hawaii Pacific 3 (HPU eliminated)
NCAA D-II championship
at Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Women’s Round of 16
>> Hawaii Pacific 5, Grand Valley State 1
>> Lynn 5, BYU-Hawaii 0
ArmH4 Atlantic 5, Hawaii Pacific 0
Men’s Round of 16
Concordia (N.Y.) 5, Hawaii Pacific 4