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Former Maui resident Kyung Kim helped Southern California break a 14-year-old record Wednesday in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship, in Athens, Ga. The Trojans shot a team total of 12-under-par 276 — one better than the previous low — and were the clubhouse leaders when bad weather ended play with half the 22 teams still on the course.

At 560, top-ranked USC is 12 shots up on defending champion Alabama.

Kim had 69 in the second round and is tied for 16th among the individuals who finished, at 143. Oregon sophomore Cassy Isagawa, the 2010 state high school champion for Baldwin, was even par through 17 holes. She opened with 75.

Two-time Manoa Cup champion David Fink, an Oregon State junior, fired a 5-under-par 67 in Saturday’s final round of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional. It was not quite enough as the Beavers came up a stroke short of advancing to the national championship.

Fink finished in a tie for fifth individually at 206 — a career low. He was two shots behind Richmond’s Daniel Walker, who will play in nationals because he was the top individual not on one of the qualifying teams.

Local Casper courses in special charity event

Bay View, Ka‘anapali and Puakea — the three Hawaii courses managed by Billy Casper Golf — will participate in the "World’s Largest Golf Outing" Aug. 12. The event, held at more than 100 courses nationwide, raises funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. Prizes will be given to the foursome with the lowest score and the one that raises the most money.

All participants are eligible for the grand prize, a trip for four to the Nike Campus in Beaverton, Ore., including airfare, hotel and custom-fit Nike irons.

Cost to enter is $40 at Bay View, $50 at Puakea and $99 for Royal Ka‘anapali.

For more information and to register, visit


» Honolulu’s Alex Ching finished 46th at last week’s Mundo Maya Open in Mexico, a stop on the PGA Tour’s Latin America circuit. Ching was 2 under at the halfway point, but closed with rounds of 74-75 and finished 14 shots out of first. He won $683. Ching is entered in next week’s Dominican Republic Open.

» The annual Hawaii Golf Representative’s Association Sample Sale will be June 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Washington Intermediate’s cafeteria (1633 South King St.). Golf clothing, shoes and equipment will be for sale. Brands available include E.P. Pro, Adidas, Puma, Nike, Ecco, Sun Mountain and Under Armour.

» Entry forms are out for the Hawaii State Women’s Match and Stroke Play Championships. Match play is July 17-19 at Oahu Country Club. Entry deadline is July 8. Contact Gwen Omori ( for information. Stroke Play is July 30-Aug. 1 at Mid-Pacific Country Club. Contact Kathy Ordway (kathy




  Date Course Hole Yards Club
Jasper Miyagi Jan. 13 Hawaii Kai Exec. G.C. 18 50 SW
Bob Oda Jan. 19 Olomana Golf Links 17 160 5-iron
William Hansche Jan. 25 Mamala Bay Golf Course 2 167 7-iron
Harry Hirata
March 15 Ewa Villages Golf Course 17 499 3-wood
Dale Dennison April 6 Ewa Beach Golf Club 8 132 8-iron
Mona Bessette April 13 Ewa Beach Golf Club 8 71 9-iron
Greg Kauihou
April 30 Hawaii Kai Champ. Course 11 485 Dr/6iron  
Jean Pang April 30 Makalena Golf Course 14 130 3-wood
Pearl City
Bill Sweeney May 5 Mililani Golf Club 12 160 5-iron
Bill McDonald May 8 Hawaii Kai Championship Course 10 138 8-iron
Roy V. Smith May 9 Kapolei Golf Course 5 138 8-iron
Sheri Gleason May 9 Waialae Country Club 8 130 5-hybrid
Asila Ume May 11 West Loch Golf Course 17 158 7-iron
Schofield Barracks
Zoey Yamamoto May 11 Makalena Golf Course 11 154 6-iron
Holo Kealoha

May 12 Navy Marine Golf Course 12 124 8-iron
Richard Miyashiro May 13 West Loch Golf Course 5 101 rescue
Allan Tupinio
Ewa Beach
May 14 Coral CreekGolf Course 2 118 7-iron
Lisa Groth May 14 Ko Olina Golf Club 8 107 7-wood
Rob Lee
May 17 Hawaii Kai Executive Course 6 86 s-wedge
Shin Ja Lee May 17 Ala Wai Golf Course 5 106 8-iron
Johnny White
May 18 Waikele Country Course 8 152 9-iron
David Midkiff
May 19 Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course 4 153 6-iron
Chizuko Peaslee May 21 Waialae Country Club 16 115 5-wood
Sean Alleyne
Salt Lake
May 21 Hawaii Kai Executive Course 10 150 7-iron
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