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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 […]

Freshman Kilby is new ILH golf champion

By Nick Abramo on April 24, 2018

Punahou freshman Karissa Kilby entered the day with a three-shot lead and ended it with a five-shot victory in the ILH girls individual golf championship Tuesday at the Turtle Bay Fazio Course. Kilby carded a 5-over 77 to finish the two-round tournament at 6-over 150. Hawaii Baptist’s Kelsey Ota was the runner-up at 155 after a second-round 76. “Yeah, I was really lucky today, had a lot of good bounces,” Kilby said. “I didn’t feel like I was playing too […]

Hirano wins ILH title with heavy heart

By Nick Abramo on April 24, 2018

Punahou’s Remington Hirano shot a 2-under 70 to win the Interscholastic League of Honolulu golf championship Wednesday at the Turtle Bay Fazio Course. Hirano finished the two-round tournament at 2-under 142, four shots clear of Buffanblu teammate Kane Rogers, who closed with a 71. A senior, Hirano had his coach of 11 years, the late Lance Suzuki, on his mind throughout Wednesday’s round. “My coach, Lance Suzuki, passed away last summer, and it was hard to stay focused knowing that. […]

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, […]