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• Choi gets free golf for a year
• Vijay Singh takes Buick Open
• Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg enter Hall of Fame
Choi gets free golf for a year
Kelvin Chow, retired fire fighter and crewmember for Capt. Andy’s Sailing Adventures wanted to play in the annual Koloa Plantation Day’s golf tournament at the Kiahuna Golf Club last Sunday, but was scheduled to work on the boat.
Saturday night he was told the boat excursion was cancelled. Chow scrambled down to Kiahuna at dawn Sunday only to find the tournament fully booked.
Fortunately, the staff at Kiahuna eventually found a spot for him. His good fortune continued that day as he won the raffle’s grand prize of free unlimited golf for a year at Kiahuna.
Seventy two golfers enjoyed a day of golf followed by a pupu party and raffle at Joe’s on the Green.
This annual golf tournament is a function of the Koloa Plantation Day’s and is held each year at the Kiahuna Golf Club in Po‘ipu.
Vijay Singh takes Buick Open
GRAND BLANC, Mich. —Vijay Singh followed up three spectacular rounds with an average one and it was enough to win his third Buick Open, holding off a surging Woods. Singh closed with a final-round 70 for a four-stroke victory and a 24-under 264 total.
Tiger Woods rolled in a long birdie putt and cupped his left ear to coax a louder reaction from one of the tour’s rowdiest galleries.
Woods, who began the day eight shots back, vaulted into contention with six birdies and an eagle in an nine-hole stretch.
Robert Allenby (65) finished 18 under, alone in fourth. Allen by aced the 179-yard 11th, helping him finish in the top 10 for the first time since February.
Singh is the first three-time champion at the Buick Open, a tournament that started in 1958. He’s also the first to repeat since Tony Lema in 1965.
Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg enter Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Wade Boggs cried when he acknowledged his father, who turned a scrawny kid into one of the game’s toughest outs by teaching him that inside-out swing.
Ryne Sandberg was simply Ryno — smooth, stoic and flush with reverence for the game.
Four decades after they dreamed of baseball greatness, Boggs and Sandberg were inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame to the cheers of thousands of Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cub fans.
Boggs learned the trademark inside-out swing that produced 3,010 hits from his father, Win-field, a fast-pitch softball star. He went on to hit .300 or higher 15 times, finishing with a .328 career average. He was the only player in the 20th century with seven straight 200-hit seasons.
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