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HAWAII GROWN: Oda eighth in PGA event

By Nick Abramo on November 13, 2017

Former Moanalua High golfer John Oda closed with a 1-under 70 to finish in eighth place at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen Mexico on Sunday. Oda, a two-time Hawaii state high school champion who was one shot out of the lead after two rounds Saturday, ended at 12-under 272 for the tournament, his first PGA Tour event as a pro. With his eighth-place finish, Oda, who played in college at UNLV, earned a spot in the […]

HAWAII GROWN: Oda in contention on PGA Tour

By Nick Abramo on November 12, 2017

Moanalua’s John Oda, playing in his first PGA Tour event as a pro, shot a 6-under 65 on Saturday to move within one stroke of the lead at the OHL Classic at Makakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Oda, a 2014 Moanalua graduate, won the individual high school state championship in 2012 and ’14, and he captured the Hawaii State Amateur in 2012 and ’13. He also played at UNLV before turning pro. Oda is one shot behind Rickie Fowler, […]

Signing Day: 40 make their college dreams a reality

By Paul Honda on November 8, 2017

Amalia Paige Hilliard saw the writing on the wall years ago. Or actually, there was writing on the table. Year after year, season after season, young Paige sat at the entrance on Letter-of-Intent Signing Day for then-host Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance. High school seniors from virtually every sport filtered through the doors of the Honolulu Elks Lodge in Waikiki or the rode the escalator up to the Sheraton Waikiki Ballrooms. There were the PIAA volunteers, ready and able to assist. […]

Moanalua’s Won wins state golf title

By Hawaii Prep World on May 5, 2017

Moanalua senior Jun Ho Won took the drama out of the final round of the David S. Ishii/HHSAA Golf State Championships with six birdies in his first nine holes to run away with individual medalist honors on Friday at Kaanapali Golf Course. Won, who is the third state champion in the last four years frpm Moanalua (John Oda, Shawn Lu), had seven birdies total in his second consecutive round of 4-under 67 to finish the two-day tournament at 8-under 134. […]

Punahou’s Choi wins state title in playoff

By Hawaii Prep World on May 2, 2017

Punahou junior Claire Choi outlasted Maui’s Reese Guzman in a playoff to claim individual medalist honors in the David S. Ishii Foundation/HHSAA Golf State Championships today at Kaanapali Golf Club. Choi, who started one back of the leaders in a tie for third with OIA champion Malia Nam, carded a 3-over 74 to tie Guzman, who shot a 75, for the 36-hole lead. Choi, who won her first ILH title at Turtle Bay two weeks ago, parred the first playoff […]

Hamada has ‘Iolani in front at state golf

By Hawaii Prep World on May 1, 2017

‘Iolani’s Kamie Hamada shares the first-round lead with Maui’s Reese Guzman at 4-over 75 after round 1 of the David S. Ishii Foundation/HHSAA Girls Golf State Championships at Kaanapali Golf Course on Monday. Hamada survived a double bogey on her finishing hole to stay at the top of the leaderboard and help the Raiders take a 10-shot lead over Punahou heading into Tuesday’s final round. Hamada got to 1 under on her round with a birdie on the par-4 10th […]

VIDEO: OIA golf championship highlights

By Nick Abramo on April 26, 2017

In the video link below, watch Moanalua’s Jun Ho Won sink his final putt on the closing hole to wrap up his second straight OIA boys golf championship at Turtle Bay’s Fazio Course last week. Also, you can see Kalani’s Miki Manta sink a 36-foot birdie putt during a nine-hole playoff with Kaiser’s Malia Nam, who had just blasted out of the bunker to hole a birdie on the Fazio Course’s par-3 11th. Nam eventually won for her second OIA […]

‘Iolani’s Aoshima headed to Wake Forest

By Nick Abramo on April 24, 2017

‘Iolani golfer Kengo Aoshima has big aspirations. The 2014 Interscholastic League of Honolulu champion who was the runner-up in 2015 and 2017, Aoshima has played in events overseas and will see how he fares in college at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C., next fall. “I’m going to continue golfing there,” he said. “There’s work I need to do; definitely scoring ability. I’m probably not going to grow any more, but there are guys out there who are are not physically […]