It was a spectacular final round at Hualalai this afternoon for the 2013 EZ-GO Facility Team Championship.
For Kellan Anderson and Jason Jakovac of Hoakalei Country Club, it may have been one of their toughest finishes in a tournament. Anderson and Jakovac were our leaders after Round #1 with a best ball team score of 65, finishing one swing a head of the home course team, Brendan Moynahan and Jake Belveal of Hualalai. As Anderson and Jakovac entered the clubhouse this afternoon they quickly realized their 2-day total of 132 would not be good enough for an outright win. Darren Sayre (The Club at Hokuli’a) and Garrett Okamura (The Dunes at Maui Lani) was the first group in the clubhouse to post a 2-day total of 67-65=132 giving them the lead. Shortly after posting their score, Kris Kitt and Juan Rodriguez of Nanea Golf Club would post a 68-64=132 giving them a share of the lead.
After all the scorecards were returned the three leader teams would head out to the 18th hole for a sudden death play-off which would last three holes. On the final hole the pressure was all on Kellan Anderson and his 6-foot putt for birdie. Anderson would make his putting earning Team Hoakalei a well-deserved victory.
On behalf of the Aloha Section we would like to thank Hualalai Resort for hosting our annual Facilities Team Championship. We would also like to express our appreciation to Jay Hinazumi of Golf Concepts for his continued support for our Section events.