Side Lines for Friday — March 17, 2006

• Collegiate golf on display in Princeville today

• American Cancer Society softball tournament

• Hunt hits hole in one for the ages

• Medeiros of Koloa/Kalaheo Pop Warner

Collegiate golf on display in Princeville today

By The Garden Island

College golf returns to the Princeville Makai Course (Oceans and Lakes) for the 2006 Kaua’i Collegiate Cup, which tees off today and runs through tomorrow.

Western Kentucky University, host school of the event since its inception in 2000, welcomes a highly competitive field featuring some of the nation’s top collegiate golfers.

According to a press release, the 54-hole event has attracted 12 outstanding college golf teams, the largest field in the seven-year history of the contest. Taking part in the tournament will be teams representing BYU-Hawai’i, Illinois St., Murray State, North Dakota State, Princeton, Rollins College, Skidmore College, University of Toronto, Walters State Community College, Western Illinois, Yale, and host Western Kentucky.

Eight student-athletes scheduled to participate in the event were recently ranked by Golfstat among the top three percent of the estimated 10,000 NCAA collegiate golfers in the nation.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m., today (36 holes).

The final 18 will get underway at 8:30 a.m., tomorrow. Admission to the Kaua’i Collegiate Cup is free.

American Cancer Society softball tournament

The 3rd Annual Open Men’s Softball Tournament for Connie’s Fighters and Survivors happens on April 7-9 at the Waimea Canyon School Ball-park.

All the proceeds for the event go directly towards the American Cancer Society.

The entry fee is $250 and is in loving memory of Connie DeCosta, Vincent Wisneski, Raymond Ebero, Kenneth Hesapene, Ainsworth (Shige) Shimatsu, and Althea Lazaro.

In the meantime, the 2nd Annual Senior Citizens Softball Tournament goes on from April 10-12 at the Waimea Canyon School Ballpark. Entry fee is also $250 per team.

Entry deadline for the senior event is today and the deadline for the open men’s contest is March 24.

Call CuCu DeCosta at 338-1159, Teddy Perreira at 337-9949, Nolan “Aba” Albarado at 338-1065 or 652-2958 for more info.

Hunt hits hole in one for the ages

The last time Kalaheo’s Pat Hunt carded a hole in one, he was still a young man back in 1977 and the course back then, the Kaua’i Surf Golf Course, isn’t even in existence anymore.

So did he forget how to do it?

Well from the looks of it, probably not, especially after his second career hole-in-one on March 4 was at the place he works, the Puakea Golf Course.

The golf professional used a pitching wedge on the 16th hole (110 yards).

Director of golf, Paul Ito, Peter Villatora, and Clarence Ariola were the witnesses.

Then on Sunday, March 5, James M. House, a visitor from Ft. Worth, Texas, claimed a hole in one on the 13th hole (200 yards), using a 4-wood.

“Still lost $1.00 to my father-in-law,” House said.

George and Evelyn Akin, and Cindy House witnessed the great shot.

Medeiros of Koloa/Kalaheo Pop Warner

In Thursday’s sports section (B1), the Pop Warner Little Scholars article incorrectly stated that Kehau Medeiros is from the Lihu’e organization. Instead she’s with Koloa/Kalaheo.


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