Honolulu,Hawaii – Kevin Shimomura of (Pearl City, Hawaii) won the National Car Rental Aloha PGA Assistant Championship Tuesday, August 19 at Pearl Country Club in Aiea, Hawaii.
“This tournament is a great opportunity for us (assistants)”, said Shimomura, an assistant at Ko Olina Golf Club. “We appreciate National Car Rental’s support for this event.” By winning, Shimomura qualified for the 38th National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, at PGA Golf Club (Wanamaker Course) in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The facility will be hosting its nineteenth consecutive PGA Assistant Championship.
Shimomura, (31), posted a final-round (74) for a tournament total of (148) and a (3)-stroke victory over Brandon Nahale, Juan Rodriguez and Jason Jakovac.
“The course was tough and I thought I played well but he (Kevin) just played better”, said Nahale who is an assistant at Waialae Country Club. Nahale earned the spot as first alternate from the Aloha Section.
As the two eligible qualifiers from the Aloha Section, Shimomura and Nahale, will earn bonus money of $800 and $400 respective from National Car Rental for their finish in the tournament.
The 126-man field for this year’s 38th edition of the PGA Assistant Championship consists of the top-4 finishers from last year’s Championship, if eligible, as well assistant’s and apprentices from a weighted average of total entries of the 41 PGA Sections.
The winner of the 38th National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship earns $9,000 out of a total purse of $100,000. The top-70 finishers and ties after the second round will make the cut.
The Aloha Section would also like to thank Pearl Country Club for hosting this year’s tournament.