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2015 SONY OPEN IN HAWAII – MONDAY QUALIFIER

 

It was another beautiful morning at Turtle Bay’s as the sun stretched its rays across the lush fairways of the Arnold Palmer course. Gentle trade winds allowed three players to go low today as Eric Dugas, Kevin Lucas, and Nick Mason all posted a low score of (66) today.

The top forty (40) players plus ties have advanced to tomorrow’s Monday Qualifier. Players that shot 74 and better have qualified for Monday’s round.

Below are the tee times for tomorrow.

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2015 SONY OPEN IN HAWAII — PRE-QUALIFIER

As the New Year begins the first event starts at Turtle Bay’s Arnold Palmer course for the 2015 SONY OPEN in HAWAII’s Pre-Qualifier (Sunday 1/11) and Monday Qualifier (1/12). There are 83 professionals and amateurs teeing it up for the Pre-Qualifier and the top forty 40 (plus ties) will advance to the Monday Qualifier.

The first tee time will be at 7:30 AM off the 1st tee and 10th tee. Attached are pairings for the Sunday’s event. Following the completion of the round tee times will be published for Monday’s Qualifier which will begin at approximately 7:30 AM off the 1st and 10th tee of the Arnold Palmer course. The top four finishers from Monday’s Qualifier will advance to the 2014 SONY OPEN IN HAWAII.

 For more information about the Pre-Qualifier or the Monday Qualifier, please email me at wwailehua@pgahq.com or contact the Section office at 808-593-2230.

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WILSON CAPTURES SECOND TITLE IN THREE YEARS AT THE HAWAII STATE OPEN

 KOHALA COAST, HAWAII – December 14, 2014 – It was another unpredictable day at the final round of the Mauna Lani Resort Hawaii State Open. Gusty conditions and stiff competition didn’t stop Dean Wilson from winning his second title in the past three years.  Wilson’s loss in the playoff to Nick Mason last year proved to be just the medicine he needed to sink a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole today to avoid another playoff and win by a stroke.  Wilson finished the day at even par 72, 4-under par 212 (70-70-72) for the tournament, one stroke better than Sun Il Jung (71-74-68) and Ryan Heisey (70-74-69) and takes home the $10,000 first place prize. Robby Ormand of Austin, Texas, finished in solo fourth at 1-under par 215 with low amateur, John Oda at 1-over par 217.

13-year old Titan Oshura shot his low round of the week 77 to finish T34 (235) in his first Hawaii State Open appearance.

In the Senior Open division, second round co-leader and Olomana Golf Club professional Casey Nakama steadied his play to shoot a final round 73 (216) to finish six shots ahead of amateur Mike Kawate (222).  PGA professionals Jeff Coston and Kevin Hayashi tie for third at 7-over par 223.

David Long continued his stellar play to win by eight shots (243) in the A-Flight division over Brad Ching (251).

Punahou School junior Allisen Corpuz swept the Women’s Open division in a wire-to-wire finish with a two-shot victory (236) over Big Island-native Kimberly Kim (238).

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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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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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