Side Lines for Wednesday, April 18, 2007

• Kaua‘i Junior Bowler brings home a trophy

• Longtime golfer gets first hole-in-one

• Princeville’s Prince Golf receives top ranking

• UH baseball returns to host Louisiana Tech


Kaua‘i Junior Bowler brings home a trophy

Mindi Agena was one of 10 Kaua‘i Junior Bowlers who competed in the United States Bowling Championships Pepsi Tournament on O‘ahu earlier this month. Agena placed third in the Junior Girls Handicap division and was the only one to take home a trophy. There were 88 girl bowlers competing.

Agena, 15, was 5 pins off of second place and the chance to compete in the national tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. Only the first two from each division get to go.

Agena competed on Friday, April 6, Saturday, April 7 and was the only one from the Kaua‘i group to return to play on Sunday.

Joanna Change, who competed against Agena, placed 78th. Two years ago, Change placed third in the Bantam division.


Longtime golfer gets first hole-in-one

Arlene Robinson got her first hole-in-one last Friday at the Po‘ipu Bay Golf Course on the 17th hole. She was using a five wood.

Robinson was golfing with friends Sharron Weber and Kathy Richardson. The trio had been golfing together for roughly 15 years. See photo below.


Princeville’s Prince Golf receives top ranking

The Prince Golf Course in Princeville has once again been ranked as the No. 1 course in Hawai‘i by Golf Digest magazine. The publication’s biennial golf course rankings, determined by course rating panelists who evaluate thousands of courses across the U.S., were announced in its April issue.

In the new Golf Digest rankings, the Prince Golf Course is named No. 1 in the state, a position it has held for the last several years. The Prince is also once again the only course in Hawai‘i to be included in the magazine’s prestigious list of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses,” rising to number 39 from its previously-ranked 63. In addition, the course is in the top 10 on Golf Digest’s list of “100 Greatest Public Courses.”

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the Prince has long been considered one of Hawai‘i’s most challenging and beautiful courses, encompassing 390 acres of lush, rolling terrain. The Prince’s 13-acre practice facility includes a 1,200-square-foot putting green and a 1,200-square-foot chipping green.

For more information or to book a tee-time on the Prince course, call 800-826-1105, direct 826-5001, or visit Princeville at Hanalei’s Web site at www.princeville.com.


UH baseball returns to host Louisiana Tech

The University of Hawai‘i Rainbow baseball team returns home after a 12-day road trip throughout California, where the ‘Bows went 3-4 in seven games. Hawai‘i will now host Western Athletic Conference leaders Louisiana Tech, who is 9-3 in conference play so far, for a three-game series at the Les Murakami Stadium from Friday to Sunday.

Hawai‘i is coming off a tough weekend at Fresno State. The Rainbows hung on to a 9-8 victory in the opener, but then fell in back-to-back heartbreakers in a doubleheader, 6-5 and 4-3. In both losses, the Bulldogs scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth innings.

Kaua‘i High School graduate Mark Rodrigues is projected to start the series.

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