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ELFTMAN-HANSON AND HUANG QUALIFY FOR 39TH PGA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Congratulations to Ariel Elftman-Hanson of (Wailuku, Maui) and Rose Huang of (Honolulu, Hawaii) won the 2014 Aloha Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks at Kaanapali Golf Courses – Kai Course in Lahaina, Hawaii.

 By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Elftman-Hanson and Huang qualified for the 39th  Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, which will be held on July 29-Aug. 1, 2014, at Miramont Country Club in Bryan/College Station, Texas. Elftman-Hanson, posted a final-round (67) for a two-day total of (134) and a 2-stroke victory over Andrew Chin and Kyle Suppa who finished the second round tied at (139).  Because both Chin and Suppa were tied for 2nd Place, a sudden death play-off was used to determine the Runner-Up. It was Chin who would end up victorious winning the playoff on the 6th hole.

 Rose Huang, had a final-round 72 for a two-day total of (143) and a 6-stroke victory over Kristen Le who tied with Allysha Mae Mateo at (149). Because they were tied for 2nd Place a sudden death play-off was used to determine the Runner-Up. On the third playoff hole Le hit her tee shot within inches of the hole win with a birdie. 

 The Junior PGA Championship, Presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, is open to one boy and one girl champion from each of the 41 PGA Sections, champions of the eight PGA Junior Series events, select national junior tournaments conducted throughout the year and special invitees who have yet not reached their 19th birthdays as of the final round of the championship.

 The Junior PGA Championship has traditionally been a stepping-stone for many of today’s PGA and LPGA Tour professionals as well as current collegiate stars. Past Junior PGA Championship competitors who have gone on to successful professional careers include: In-Bee Park, Jim Furyk, Luke Guthrie, Trevor Immelman, Cristie Kerr, Justin Leonard, Michelle McGann, Phil Mickelson, Grace Park, Dottie Pepper, Jordan Spieth, David Toms, Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie and Tiger Woods.

 In addition to the accomplishments by Elftman-Hanson and Huang, we would also like to recognize the other winners of their respective age divisions. In the Boys (7-10) Division, Dillion Jonke finished first with at 2-day total of (174) and Minny Byun won the Girls (7-10) age division with a 2-day total of (136). In the Boys/Girls (11-12) division, Kolbe Irei shot (153) to win the Boy’s Championship and Milburn Ho posted a (147) to claim the Girl’s Championship.

 On behalf of the Aloha Section PGA Board of Directors we would like to thank all of the players for participating in this year’s event. We would also like to thank Kaanapali Golf Courses and Ed Kageyama, PGA for hosting the Aloha Junior PGA Championship; our premium PGA junior event for the Aloha Section. Without their support this event would not be possible.

 

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ALOHA JUNIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO KAANAPALI

 

 Boys and girls are preparing for the 2014 Aloha Section Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks Saturday, June, 7-8 at Kaanapali Golf Courses in Kaanapali, Hawaii.

           

The champions of the boys’ and girls’ division of the Aloha Junior PGA Championship qualify to join approximately 150 of the nation’s top junior golfers in the PGA of America’s flagship junior event, the Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, July 29-August 1, 2014, at Miramont Country Club in Bryan/College Station, Texas.

           

The 39th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, is open to one boy and one girl champion from each of the 41 PGA Sections, champions of the eight PGA Junior Series events, select national junior tournaments conducted throughout the year and special invitees who have not reached their 19th birthdays as of the final round of the championship. 

           

The Junior PGA Championship has traditionally been a stepping-stone for many of today’s PGA and LPGA Tour professionals as well as current collegiate stars. Past Junior PGA Championship competitors who have gone on to successful professional careers include: In-Bee Park, Jim Furyk, Luke Guthrie, Trevor Immelman, Cristie Kerr, Justin Leonard, Michelle McGann, Phil Mickelson, Grace Park, Dottie Pepper, Jordan Spieth, David Toms, Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie and Tiger Woods.

 

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CLASSIC SCRAMBLE AND NATIONAL PROAM SERIES

MID-PACIFIC COUNTRY CLUB

LANIKAI, HAWAII

 

The Aloha Section PGA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, is grateful to National Car Rental for their Title Sponsorship of the Aloha Section Classic Scramble this year. As the Official Rental Car of The PGA of America, National will sponsor 82 events across 41 PGA Sections, in its 2014 ProAm Series.

 

We would like to congratulate the winning team of K&S Golf Hawaii – Henry Komenaka, Gary Komenaka, Cory Kochi, and Shane Abe, PGA. They will be entered in the National ProAm Series drawing to spend a day with Keegan Bradley, the winner of the 2011 PGA Championship, and his father PGA Professional Mark Bradley, who serve as ambassadors for the Series.

 

The Aloha Section Classic Scramble is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Aloha Section PGA Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to develop and promote the interest in the game of golf while enhancing the lives of those that participate. Monies raised from the Classic Scramble are used to fund scholarships and financial aid programs, support community outreach and instructional projects, junior golf activities, and help children of active duty military families—all to support the continued growth of the game in Hawaii.

 

This event is the first of two events that will be held in Aloha Section in 2014. The next National ProAm Series event will be held at Mauna Lani Resort – South Course on Thursday, December 11th.

 

The Aloha Section PGA would like to Mahalo National Car Rental for their support of this event and the National Car Rental PGA ProAm Series.

 

For more information about the National Car Rental PGA Pro-Am Series, please visit www.nationalcargolf.com. Fans can follow the Series on Instagram and Twitter @NationalCarGolf and participate in the conversation using #proamseries.

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SHIMOMURA AND REGO WIN ASSISTANTS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Congratulations to Kevin Shimamura, PGA (Ko Olina Golf Club) and Todd Rego (Pearl Country Club) for winning the 2014 ASSISTANT’S 4-BALL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP at Honolulu Country Club. Shimamura is a past champion of this event but for Rego it was his very first win as a Professional – Congratulations Todd. The champions earned a first place prize of $1,400.

 

The mission of this event is to continue the development of young professionals in the industry and this vision is shared by our sponsors. We are very fortunate to have their continued support —  Honolulu Country Club, Neal Takara (Titleist), Keith Kodani (Foot Joy), Joey Castillo (Ping Golf), and Wade Nishimoto. We would also like to thank Les Tamashiro for his foresight to create this event for golf assistants who aspire to obtain PGA membership.

 

Rick Castillo, PGA (Director of Golf at The King Kamehameha Golf Club) was our guest speaker at today’s awards luncheon. The topic of today’s educational seminar was “Keeping it Professional” reinforcing the unwritten policies and code of ethics of the golf industry. Mahalo Rick for making the trip to Oahu today to share you mana’o.

 

FINAL TEAM PAYOUT.

 

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The Aloha Section PGA 2014 ASSISTANT’S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP will be held this week at Honolulu Country Club.  This annual tournament was created to support apprentices who are aspiring to become members of the PGA of America. Hosted by Honolulu Country Club and sponsored by the leading vendors of the Hawaii golf industry this two day event helps educate apprentices about the challenges of obtaining membership and offers support to those who need it along their path.

Tee Times for Round #1 will begin at 12:00PM on Thursday May 8th. Following the completion of first round the players will embrace the ceremonial pool seminar. Round #2 will start bright and early on Friday, May 9th, at 8:00AM (double tee start). For more information about the tournament click on the link below.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Pairings

Scoring – RD#1

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