Golf in China, and some follow-ups

Dan Washburn, an author who has written a book called “The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream” will be featured at a panel discussion Wednesday at noon at the East-West Center. Don Wallace of Honolulu Magazine will moderate, and it is open to the public and admission is free.

Here are some updates having to do with recent columns:

Update I: The No. 1-ranked Hawaii Pacific men’s tennis team fell short of winning the Division II national tournament. One of the Sharks fell victim to cramps and HPU fell to Barry.

Update II: The Lanai physical fitness team — after an 11-year hiatus — placed 10th out of 18 teams at the national championships in San Diego. The team got to meet Frank Chester, the legendary Lanai coach who now lives in California and set the foundation for the Pinelads and Pinelasses to win national titles in the 1980s.

Update III: Alaka’i Aglipay, a classmate and good friend of Jeremy Ioane, said Sunday that Jeremy and his twin sister Jasmine continue to progress well after Jeremy received one of Jasmine’s kidneys in transplant surgeries two weeks ago.

“He said there’s some pain, but they’re both doing good and are in good spirits,” said Aglipay, after the UH baseball game against Fullerton State on Sunday. Aglipay was among a big crowd of supporters to see Kaeo Aliviado’s final home game for UH. Aglipay and Aliviado were teammates on the Ewa Beach team that won the Little League World Series in 2005.