Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Miyamoto wins Waialae Women’s Invitational

Baldwin High School graduate Kimberlie Miyamoto won the Waialae Women’s Invitational golf tournament that took place Monday and Tuesday at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

Miyamoto, who now plays for Eastern Washington, closed with a 2-under-par 70 for an even-par total of 144. Oahu’s Aiko Leong finished second at 152.

Lahaina’s Ernette Asato was the A flight winner, shooting a final-round 81 for a 175 total.


Lee aces eighth hole at Waiehu Golf Course

Chad Lee of Wailuku recorded a hole-in-one Saturday at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course.

Lee aced the eighth hole, using a 6-iron for the 160-yard shot, which was witnessed by Jordan Terada and Justin Ngan.


Mataafa named to Nagurski watch list

Washington State defensive lineman Hercules Mataafa, a Lahainaluna High School graduate, was included on the watch list announced Thursday for the Bronco Nagurski Trophy, given by the Football Writers Association of America to the nation’s best defensive player.

Mataafa was a Pac-12 second-team pick last season after recording 13 1/2 tackles, with a team-high five sacks.

Earlier this week, he was put on the watch list for the Bednarik Award, which is also for the nation’s top defensive player and is presented by the Maxwell Football Club.