By Fred Guzman
Defending state champion Cassy Isagawa of Baldwin was staring at a two-stroke deficit going into today’s second – and final – round of the state girls’ golf championships at Waikaloa on the Big Island.
The University of Oregon-bound senior was tied for second place after opening with a 2-over par 72. Eimi Koga of Moanalua led after firing a 70. Meantime, Baldwin was second in the team standings, trailing Punahou by five strokes.
BASEBALL: The state baseball tournament starts today at Les Murakami Stadium, with Kamehameha-Maui opening with a 2 p.m. game against Pearl City.
Baldwin will meet the winner of Mid-Pacific versus Mililani in Thursday’s 4:30 p.m. quarterfinal.
Molokai will open against fourth-seeded Radford at 1:30 on Thursday in a D-II game at Hans L’Orange Park in Waipahu.
MIL VOLLEYBALL: King Kekaulike clinched a berth in the state boy’s volleyball tournament for the first time in school history by sweeping Lahainaluna last night. Na Alii will next face Baldwin, which swept Maui High, for the MIL tournament title in a 6:30 match tonight at the Seabury Hall gym.
The D-II semifinals are on tap tonight at the Kekaulike gym, with defending state champion Seabury facing Lanai at 5 p.m. and Hana challenging Molokai at 6:30.