Aoshima, Char collect first ILH wins of season

Kengo Aoshima won the ILH tournament at Olomana on Friday. Darryl Oumi/ Special to the Star-Advertiser (2015)
Kengo Aoshima won the ILH tournament at Olomana on Friday. Darryl Oumi/ Special to the Star-Advertiser (2015)

There will be no wire-to-wire dominance in ILH golf this year.

Iolani’s Kengo Aoshima fired a 68 at Olomana to take an ILH tournament on friday, beating Mid-Pacific senior Zack Kaneshiro by three shots. Kaneshiro had the edge on Aoshima in the first two tournaments of the year, winning at Mililani with a 73 and at Leilehua with a 68.

Aoshima, who won the ILH title in 2014 was was the runner up in 2015, was one shot off Kaneshiro’s pace in the first tournament and seven back in the second test.


On the girls side, Kamehameha senior Lori Char shot a 73 at Olomana for the low round for the first time this year. She shot an 83 at Leilehua in her previous outing and a 79 in the league opener at Mililani.

Her performance robbed Maryknoll junior Allysha Mae Mateo of a third straight win. Mateo shot a 75 at Olomana to finish third behind Iolani’s Naomi Wong, who came in at 74.


Mateo and Char will both be going for their third state medals at the end of the season.


Division II golfers played at Olomana on Thursday, with Caleb Ah Mow of Hanalani shooting a 73 for the boys and Mikami Sato and Allison Tamamoto of Pacific Buddhist pacing the girls with 83s.

The league tees it up next on March 15 at Hawaii Prince.

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