Honolulu, HI- Team Ryan Michimoto and Kevin Shimomura and Team Kevin Hayashi and Lance Taketa move on to the finals at the 2011 Nike Four-Ball Match Play at Oahu Country Club. Ryan Michimoto of Kapalua was present as a partner but was not needed much as Kevin Shimomura of Ko Olina Golf Club shot 63 on his own ball. Over the last three days conditions have been perfect at Oahu Country Club to go along with perfect course conditions made the perfect storm for birdies to fly left, right, up, down. Shane Abe and Dave Eichelberger gave all they had in the match and showed signs of life when Eichelberger eagled the 15th to get the match within one. With both teams paring on the par 3 16th, Shimomura closed out Abe/Eichelberger on the pursuing 17th with a birdie to win 2 & 1.
Kevin Hayashi and Lance Taketa of Hilo Municipal Golf Course were 3up thru 7 against the home course favorites of Andrew Feldmann and Larry Stubblefield. Hayashi/Taketa held on to a 3up lead going into the 12th but then Feldmann/Stubblefield caught fire making 4 straight birdies bringing the match all square through 15. Taketa would go on to birdie the drivable 17th to go 1up. Pars from both sides on 18 sent Feldmann/Stubblefield home with a 1 down loss. Two straight years these teams have met in the semifinals using all 18 holes both ending in 1up wins. That series between them is now tied a one a piece.