3 UH golfers go low in BWC championship

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Three University of Hawaii men's golfers shot under par Tuesday on the final day of the Big West Championship at the La Quinta Country Club in California.

Josh Hayashida shot a 3-under 69 and Kolbe Irei 71 to finish in a tie for 11th place at 2-over 218. Blaze Akana shot the second-best round of the day at 5-under 67 and finished tied for 18th place at 4-over 220.

The Rainbow Warriors placed seventh at 885 after a final round 40-under 284, their best score of the tournament. Long Beach State took the top prize, earning its third consecutive Big West title with a 14-under 850 total.

Fullerton's Tegan Andrews took home first at 14-under 202 after a final-round 66.

Fujioka named Softball Player of the Year

On Tuesday, the PacWest Conference announced its All-PacWest Teams, which included

Chaminade shortstop Taryn Fujioka being named the PacWest Player of the Year.

She won the PacWest's regular season batting title, a first for a Chaminade player, hitting .415 this season. The junior also finished second in the PacWest in hits (49) and on-base percentage (.481).

Three other Chaminade players also were named to the all-conference teams. They were Keaolani Takemura-Brehme (Pearl City) and Larchelle Tuifao (Ewa Beach/Kapolei), who were named to the first team at catcher and designated player, and Jaeda Kumaewa-Cabunoc (Kaneohe), who earned second-team honors at third base.