Hamada has ‘Iolani in front at state golf


‘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 before finishing with three bogeys and a double over her final eight holes.

Guzman, a sophomore, had four birdies on the day but also struggled on the closing holes with a triple bogey on the par-3 17th and a bogey on 18.

The two will be part of the final threesome to tee off Tuesday along with reigning OIA champion Malia Nam of Kaiser. Nam, who won the OIA title in a nine-hole playoff two weeks ago, shot a 5-over 76 to sit in a third-place tie with Punahou’s Claire Choi. Nam had no birdies in her round and shot bogey on four of the final five holes.

‘Iolani’s Kristin Miyagi and Naomi Wong shot rounds of 78 and 79 respectively to separate the Raiders from everyone else in the team standings.

Punahou is 10 shots back of ‘Iolani, which totaled a 19-over 232, and Mid-Pacific is 11 shots behind as the ILH holds the top three spots in the team standings. Waiakea and Kalani are tied for fourth, 17 shots behind, with Kalani’s Manta, the 2016 OIA girls champion, in at 9-over 80 in a tie for 11th place.



  1. anywaaaays!! May 2, 2017 12:56 pm

    Finally an article about Golf! Now how bout them Red Raiders Rugby club beating the #1 HS team in the Nation, Danville Oaks from Northern Cali!

    woot! woot!


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