Young advances to semifinals of junior event at U.S. Open

The Maui News

Cody Young of Makawao won his junior boys quarterfinal heat Thursday at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Young scored a 13.26 to beat Che Allan of Barbados, and California’s Tyler Gunter (10.40) and Ryland Rubens (9.70). In the semifinals, Young will take on Allan, California’s Crosby Colapinto and Kauai’s Elijah Fox.

In the World Surf League men’s qualifying series event, Kuau’s Billy Kemper placed fourth in his second-round heat with a 6.67.

When competition resumes, Lahaina’s Dusty Payne will be competing in the third round.