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Mid-Pacific’s Jake Sequin, Hawaii Baptist win state boys golf

By Jerry Campany on May 10, 2019

Mid-Pacific sophomore Jake Sequin slept on a two-shot lead after the first day of the David S. Ishii Foundation Hawaii State Boys Golf Championships, and it appears he slept well. Sequin birdied three of his first five holes in his final round at Waikoloa’s King’s Course and then dropped another birdie at the last to hold off Roosevelt’s Kolbe Irei for the state title. Sequin shot a 71 on Friday, carding the same score as Irei to finish with the […]

Leilehua freshman Leia Chung grabs state golf gold

By Jerry Campany on May 8, 2019

Punahou’s dominance in state girls golf came to an end on Wednesday, and judging by the youth of the girls above it at the 2019 David S. Ishii Foundation Girls Golf Championships at Waikoloa, the Buffanblu will have their hands full if they to regain it. Leilehua freshman Leia Chung took medalist honors by two strokes over Moanalua junior Tagirilani Luafalealo. Sophomore Lacey Uchida led Waiakea to the team title, with sophomore Kailey Oda and freshmen Kiersten Saludares and Elle […]

Peter Jung and Myah McDonald capture ILH golf gold

By Nick Abramo on April 24, 2019

Two victories. One drama. One not so much. Maryknoll’s Peter Jung finished one shot better than two competitors to win the ILH individual boys golf championship and gold medal at the Turtle Bay Fazio Course on Wednesday. Over on the girls side, Mid-Pacific’s Myah McDonald shot a bogey-free, 3-under 69 to take the crown by nine shots. Jung was steady down the stretch. After birdies on Nos. 12 through 14, he came home with four straight pars. One of his […]


Leilehua’s Leia Chung captures OIA golf title with 20-foot putt

By Nick Abramo on April 23, 2019

Every year in late April, a lot of golf fans can be seen milling about outside of the Turtle Bay Golf pro shop. They’re waiting for OIA officials to post scores on the big board of the golfers finishing up the league championships on the final hole. By the time the golfers get to the last, usually a few people have an idea of who the winners will be. But none of it is final until the scorecards are verified. […]

Galdiano leads UCLA to top seed

By Jason Kaneshiro on May 21, 2018

Punahou graduate and UCLA sophomore Mariel Galdiano tied for seventh in the individual competition at the NCAA women’s golf championship in Stillwater, Okla. and helped the Bruins tie for the team lead. Galliano carded a 1-under-par 71 at Karsten Creek Golf Club on Tuesday to close the NCAA medal championship among five players at 1 under 287 for the four-day tournament. Her low for the week was a 69 in the second round. Galdiano, a three-time state champion at Punahou, […]

Teraoka wins state golf title with the right ball

By Nick Abramo on May 11, 2018

Moanalua’s Aj Teraoka had quite the misfortune Thursday, but he didn’t let it get him down. The senior went low — way low — with a 5-under 67 on Friday at the Turtle Bay Fazio Course to become the individual winner at the David S. Ishii/HHSAA Boys State Golf Championships. Teraoka’s 74 on Thursday included back-to-back double bogeys and he found himself four strokes behind first-round leaders Noah Koshi of Hawaii Baptist and Kolbe Irei of Roosevelt. And one of […]

Punahou’s Choi steps up to win second state crown

By Nick Abramo on May 9, 2018

Punahou senior Claire Choi is now a two-time girls state golf champion. And she is glad Wednesday was not anything like April 24. On that day, she was sick, slept late and wound up losing the ILH title she had won as a junior to teammate Karissa Kilby. On Wednesday, she stayed true and steady, carding a 2-under 70 to go along with her first-round 73 for a winning total of 1-under 143 in the David S. Ishii Foundation Girls […]

Nam takes hold of her third OIA golf title

By Nick Abramo on May 1, 2018

Kaiser senior Malia Nam shot a 6-under 66 as a part of a two-round total of 8-under 136 to win her third OIA girls golf championship Tuesday at the Turtle Bay Fazio Course. Nam also won the titles when she was a freshman and in a nine-hole playoff against Kalani’s Miki Manta as a junior. As a sophomore, she lost to Manta. Nam will go for her first state title next week at the Fazio Course. “I’m glad I played […]