Sunday | January 22, 2017
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Baseball tournaments

Three baseball tournaments, featuring age groups from 13-14 years old to high school seniors, will be held Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day Monday, with a $500 jackpot to the winning Junior division team.

On Saturday, there will be five games, including one Senior age division game, starting at 8 a.m. at Wong Stadium.

On Sunday, there will be five games, with the inaugural East vs. West Hawaii High School game at 6 p.m. A home run derby will follow the game. The winner gets $200.

On Monday, there will be three games, starting at 8 a.m. The Junior championship is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. The winning team earns the $500 jackpot cash prize.

For more information, call tournament coordinator Kaha Wong at 895-4595.

Local publinx deadline

The deadline for the USGA Amateur Public Links Championship local qualifier is 11 a.m.on Wednesday. All entries must be electronically entered through the USGA’s website at

Eligibility information can be found at that website. The 36-hole sectional qualifying round is scheduled for Saturday, June 8 at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course. The national championship will be held on July 15-20 at the Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Virginia.

The USGA has planned to retire this championship after the 2014 event. The local committee is hoping for a large number of applicants since the qualifying spots will be determined by an allotment system. Hopefully the local section may be awarded additional spots in order for local amateurs to experience playing in a major amateur championship and more importantly a chance for a Masters invitation.

For more information, call USGA committeeman Lance Taketa at 987-2971.


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