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HIGH WINDS PLAY HAVOC AT THE SECOND ROUND OF THE HAWAII STATE OPEN

 

KOHALA COAST, HAWAII – December 13, 2014 – Blustery conditions with winds up to 50 miles per hour tamed the 165-person field at the Mauna Lani Resort Hawaii State Open.  Red numbers were scarce in the second round with an array of shots failing to find the bottom of the cup. 

2012 champion Dean Wilson shot back to back 70’s for a 4-under par total 140 to lead the field, two shots ahead of first round leader Jake Grodzinsky (67-75), 2-under par 142.  Christopher Tedesco, Kenneth McCready, Robby Ormand, and John Oda are in a tie for third with a 1-under par, 36-hole total 143.

 13-year-old Titan Oshura, the youngest player in the field, fired another 79 to finish at 158 to make the 36-hole cut.

In the Senior Open division, amateur Mike Kawate (72-71) and former champion Casey Nakama (71-72) lead the field at 1-under par, 143 for 36 holes.  First round leader Kevin Hayashi fell back with a second round 79, for a 4-over par total 148, tie for third with PGA professional Scott Simpson (70-78).  2015 Champions Tour National Qualifier Jeff Coston is in solo fifth (72-77) with a 149 total.

A-Flight division leader, David Long leads the pack with a 81-82 (163).  First round leader Brad Ching fell to second with a 79-85 (164).

In the Women’s Open division, amateur Allisen Corpuz scraped together a 6-over par 78, for a 149 total, ten strokes ahead of Mikado Nagatori with a 75-84 (159).

 FINAL CUT

PROFESSIONAL 155
CHAMPIONSHIP 158
SENIOR-PROFESSIONAL 160
SENIOR-AMATEUR 168
A-FLIGHT 172
WOMEN’S   OPEN 187

 

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GRODZINSKY FIRES A FIRST ROUND 67 AT THE HAWAII STATE OPEN

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KOHALA COAST, HAWAII – December 12, 2014 – Pristine course conditions combined with light Kona breezes staged a perfect golf setting for the 165-person field at the Mauna Lani Resort Hawaii State Open.  The tournament features golf professionals and amateurs from Hawaii to the mainland, and Asia with a total purse of $60,000. 

With a near repeat performance from last year, Jake Grodzinsky of Makawao, Maui fired a first round 67 at Mauna Lani’s scenic south course to lead the tournament, one shot ahead of amateur John Oda, Moanalua High School graduate and current freshman at UNLV. Justin Ngan and Robby Ormand are two shots back for a tie for third (69). 

Other notable players, PGA professional Dean Wilson at 2-under par 70, defending champion Nick Mason at 5-over par 77, and PGA professional Parker McLachlin at 4-over par 76. 

In the Senior Open division, Nanea Golf Club’s Kevin Hayashi fired a 3-under par 69 with former U.S. Open Champion, Scott Simpson one shot back at 70. 

Leading the A-Flight division, Brad Ching posted a 7-over par 79.  In the Women’s Open division, Punahou School junior, Allisen Corpuz fired a 1-under 71 with defending champion, Mari Chun four shots back at 75.

 

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MAUNA LANI RESORT HAWAII STATE OPEN

 

The Aloha Section PGA is excited to be returning to Mauna Lani Resort for the 3rd year of the Hawaii State Open. First played in 1920 as the Hawaiian State Open it eventually became a PGA Tour stop known to the golfing world as the Hawaiian Open. In 1976, the Aloha Section PGA revived the event as the ultimate golf championship for professionals and amateurs with the purpose of determining the best golfer in the islands.

 The tournament draws a field of 170 players male and female, from across the state, U.S. mainland and other countries with a total purse of $60,000.

 As the final event in the Aloha Section PGA tournament season, the Mauna Lani Resort Hawaii State Open is a celebration of the game, the competition and friendships. The Aloha Section PGA is proud to have Mauna Lani Resort as a partner who shares the vision of growing the game one swing at a time. The Mauna Lani Resort Hawaii State Open is where players become legends making their mark in history.

 Mahalo for your support and we hope you enjoy your round.

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NICK MASON DEFENDS TITLE ON EMERALD FAIRWAYS AT MAUNA LANI

                                            
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 MAUNA LANI RESORT HAWAII STATE OPEN

  KOHALA COAST, HAWAII – DECEMBER 6, 2014 – The Aloha Section PGA is excited to be returning to Mauna Lani Resort for the Hawaii State Open. First played in 1920 as the Hawaiian State Open it eventually became a PGA Tour stop known to the golfing world as the Hawaiian Open. In 1976, the Aloha Section PGA revived the event as the ultimate golf championship for professionals and amateurs with the purpose of determining the best golfer in the islands. The tournament is now presented by the Aloha Section PGA Foundation and will be returning to Mauna Lani Resort for the 3rd year.   

The tournament draws a field of 170 players male and female, from across the state, U.S. mainland and other countries with a total purse of $60,000.

The event opens with a PRO-AM on December 11th benefitting the Aloha Section PGA Foundation (a non-profit 501 c3) and will be played on the historic South course. The Championship tournament will begin Friday, December 13th and played on both North and South courses. This year’s field of players lists some of Hawaii Golf Hall of Famers and top professionals and amateurs.

In the Men’s Open division Nick Mason returns to defend his title against a field of past champions and young professionals. Past champion Dean Wilson, PGA (’07, ’12) matched shot for shot last year against Mason in a 3-hole playoff will be joined by Parker McLachlin, TJ Kua and Eric Dugas will compete for this year’s trophy. 

David Fink who captured the low amateur title last year will be his debut as a professional this year hoping to add his name to both side of the list of legends in the event.

In the Senior Open division defending champion Jeff Coston, PGA will be returning from the Pacific Northwest to compete against local ledgend Kevin Hayashi, PGA who won the Men’s Open division in 1999, 2000, and 2001; Scott Simpson, PGA (’79, ’81, ’93, ’94) and Casey Nakama (’87) to contend against this year. The Men’s amateur competition brings John Oda, Kyle Suppa and Nainoa Calip .

We would also like to recognize our major tournament sponsors; Mauna Lani Resort (Operations) – Title Sponsor, Big Island Candies – Platinum Sponsor and Treasury Vault – Platinum Sponsor.

Visionary Video – Kona, Hawaii will be providing tournament footage and interviews during the event on behalf of the committee.

About Mauna Lani Resort: The famous golf courses, the Francis H. I’i Brown North & South are named in honor of the former Mauna Lani landowner and champion Hawaii golfer. The courses offer breathtaking scenery, unforgettable signature holes and cutting-edge course design built around ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs, trails and fishponds. Mauna Lani Resort is home to the annual Hawaii State Open played in December.

About the Aloha Section PGA: The Aloha Section PGA was established in 1976, and today is comprised of over 230 golf Professionals working at over 90 facilities within the Section. The mission of the Aloha Section (ASPGA) is that Purpose of the PGA of America, to promote the enjoyment and involvement in the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals and the golf industry. The ASPGA provides competitive playing opportunities, educational seminars, and growth of the game initiatives, within state of Hawaii.

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The 2014 EZ-GO Facility Team Championship will be held this weekend on the Ke’olu and Resort course at Hualalai. This year the first round will be a shotgun start at 12:30PM on the Ke’olu Course. Traditional known as the Head-Pro / Assistant-Pro tournament this event is sponsored by Jay Hinazumi of EZ-GO Golf Concepts.

If you have any questions or need more information please contact me in the Section Office or via email.

 

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