Eleogram gets to Pipe final, finishes fourth

Olamana Eleogram of Hana reached the final of the Volcom Pipe Pro on Saturday on Oahu’s North Shore, and finished fourth in a high-scoring championship heat.

Eleogram had a score of 13.30 in the final.

John John Florence won the event for the third consecutive year – the 2011 Triple Crown champion from Oahu had a 16.33, 1.53 points better than runner-up Chris Ward of California. Australia’s Josh Kerr (13.83) was third.

Eleogram advanced through three rounds Saturday to reach the final of the Association of Surfing Professionals World Qualifying Series five-star event. His finish earned a spot in December’s Pipe Masters.

Dusty Payne of Lahaina also advanced through three rounds Saturday before being eliminated in the semifinals. Granger Larsen of Napili was eliminated in the round of 64.