Walsh edged by Fanning in Tahiti

Ian Walsh of Haiku was eliminated from the Billabong Pro Tahiti on Friday with a narrow loss to two-time Association of Surfing Professionals world champion Mick Fanning.

Fanning scored a perfect 10 on his final wave and defeated Walsh 17.83-17.60 in the third round of the contest, the sixth on the 10-event world tour.

Fanning, who holds the lead in this year’s ASP standings, advanced to a heat with fellow Australian Adrian Buchan and Oahu’s John John Florence.