Side Lines for Thursday, March 15, 2007

• Valiere finishes second in heat at Maitland Toyota

• Mizutani scores Hole in One

• Koloa Pop Warner seeks coaches

• Kauai Collegiate Cup to tee off at Princeville


Valiere finishes second in heat at Maitland Toyota

Kaua‘i’s Evan Valiere finished second in Heat 13, Round 6 in the Maitland Toyota Surfest at Merewether Beach in Australia.

Valiere scored a 13.10, just behind Australia’s Michael Spencer who scored a 13.16.

Fellow Kaua‘i surfer Wyatt Taubman went down Tuesday when he finished fourth in Heat 13, Round 5 with a 2.66. Hawai‘i’s T.J. Barron was knocked out yesterday when he came in fourth in Heat 7, Round 6 with a 4.00.

Hawai‘i’s Dusty Payne took first in Heat 6, Round 6 yesterday to advance.

For live results, visit www.surfest.com.


Mizutani scores Hole in One

Brent Mizutani scored a Hole in One on this past Sunday at the Wailua Golf Course. Mizutani used a Ping, 5-iron on the seventh hole for 158 yards. This was his second Hole in One. He has been playing golf for about 20 years. 

Mizutani was playing with friends Aaron Furugen, Gordon Muramaru, Dalton Matsuyama, Steve Bauman and Curtis Shiramizu.


Koloa Pop Warner seeks coaches

Officials for the Koloa Pop Warner announced that they are looking for cheer coaches for the 2007 season.

They are also seeking sub-committee members, business managers and team moms.

For more information on cheer coaching, call 652-2578. For other inquires, call 652-2105.


Kauai Collegiate Cup to tee off at Princeville

College golf returns to Kaua‘i with the 8th Annual Kauai Collegiate Cup golf tournament set to tee off at the Princeville Resort’s Makai Golf Course on March 16 and 17.

Western Kentucky University hosts the tournament.

The competition will be played over the Makai course’s “Woods” and “Lakes” nines, which plays to 6,901 yards. Designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the Princeville Makai Course is ranked by Golf Digest as one of “America’s Top 100 Golf Courses” and one of the “World’s Top 50 Resort Courses.”

The 54-hole event has drawn a nine-team field consisting of University of British Columbia, Eastern Illinois University, Hawai‘i Pacific University, Jackson State University, North Dakota State University, Ohio University, Oklahoma Christian University, University of Toronto and Western Kentucky University.

The WKU Hilltoppers are the reigning Sun Belt Conference champions. They are coached by Brian Tirpak and led by senior co-captains Troy Hawkins and Nick Johnston.

Expected to make a serious run at the Kauai Collegiate Cup title are the Oklahoma Christian Eagles, who enter as the nation’s top-ranked National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics golf team.

The Hawai‘i Pacific team is new to the tournament field as they will make their collegiate cup debut.

There will be no tickets sold for this event, as admission is free. Tee times for the opening round will begin approximately at 7:30 a.m. with 36 holes scheduled. The final 18 holes will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 17 with the final group scheduled to tee off at 8:50 a.m.

For more information or to find out how to become a tournament volunteer, contact Larry Lee at 823-0599.

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