Valley Isle Sports / In Brief
Macedo into fifth round at ‘Zippers’
Summer Macedo of Lahaina advanced through three rounds of the Los Cabos Open of Surf on Tuesday in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, and posted the highest-scoring wave and heat of the day in the World Surf League women’s qualifying series event.
After receiving a bye through the first round at “Zippers,” Macedo recorded a 9.00 wave in her opening heat on the way to a 16.33 total. In the third round, she had a winning heat score of 16.93.
Macedo advanced through the fourth round with a score of 11.43 that left her second to Brazil’s Silvana Lima (14.60).
“It feels nice to come out with a good heat total to get started in the first round and then to build on that was so fun in the next heat,” said Macedo, who will face Oahu’s Bailey Nagy and Australia’s Isabella Nichols when the contest resumes — competition was put on hold Wednesday.
Macedo reached the event’s seventh round last year, and was the runner-up at Zippers in a WSL junior event.
“I had a really good run here last year and I’ve been looking forward to coming back here just feeling really comfortable in my abilities,” she said.
Calibuso-Kwee earns IMG Junior Worlds spot
Lana Calibuso-Kwee of Wailuku finished second in the girls 13-14 division of an IMG Junior World qualifier that took place Monday and Tuesday at Wailua Golf Course on Kauai, earning a spot in the IMG Junior World Championship scheduled for July 11-13 at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo in San Diego.
Calibuso-Kwee posted the best second-round score of the day, a 4-over-par 76, to finish at 9-over 155, two shots behind Oahu’s Kyung Eun Lee.
Calibuso-Kwee, the 2016 Hawaii State Junior Golf Association girls 13-14 player of the year, tied for 16th in last year’s world championship.