Lahaina, HI – Ka’anapali’s PGA Teaching Professional, David Havens, and Golf Assistant, Roscoe Branch take the lead at -7 after the first round of the 2014 Ka’anapali Pro-Pro Championship.
With seven birdies, the Ka’anapali duo played some impressive golf today – Havens being the long-ball hitter and Branch a consistent player, they paired up perfectly.
Havens who won the 2013 PGA Teacher of the Year Award for the Aloha Section PGA, commented, “Roscoe and I played very well as a team today, he pulled me up when we were down and we worked well together.” He continued, “The greens were in excellent shape and the Royal course played great.”
“This was some of the best golf I have played in my ten years here at Ka’anapali. Thanks to yesterday’s BMW Pro-Am event, we both had an opportunity to play and get that extra warm up round and it paid off,” Havens added.
Havens and Roscoe will still have to work tomorrow if they want to bring home the win however with Chris Keiter and Darren Sayre of the Big Island just one stroke back. Two additional Maui teams are only two strokes off the lead, one of which is David Braxton and Kyle Hayashi.
Braxton and Hayashi are always strong contenders and have come in second the last two years of this Ka’anapali event. Teams will have to keep an eye out for these two tomorrow in the final round as they are hungry for their first win together.
Thirty-six teams played in this annual event, which Ka’anapali has hosted for over 10 years. PGA General Manager Ed Kageyama comments, “We take a lot of pride in hosting this event and look forward to it every year.” He adds, “It is great to have so many local pros here at Ka’anapali this weekend.”
Final round will be held at 7:00am on the Royal Ka’anapali Course.