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KUA DEFENDS AT 56TH MID-PACIFIC OPEN

As one of the two 72-hole golf tournament and one of the only two open tournaments left in Hawaii, the Mid Pacific Open Committee is pleased to announce that BCS, Inc., BEI Hawaii and, Advantage Insurance Services/Resort Management Group, are this year’s Platinum Sponsors.  Along with our numerous Gold & Silver sponsors, the Board of Directors and Members of Mid Pacific Country Club and the presenting sponsor the Aloha Section PGA, we would like to share our enthusiasm as we look forward to another memorable Mid Pacific Open. This is the second year that the Aloha Section PGA has been involved with this event as a presenting sponsor.

It is with the generous support of our sponsors that we are able to offer a total purse of approximately $70,000. Besides a 72 hole Professional, Championship, A and B flight tournament, like last year, the Open will also include a 54-hole Professional Senior and Senior Amateur flight.

Since 1956 when Guinea Kop won the first Mid Pacific Open with a 75-69-72-69 for a 285, the tradition continues…The list of golfers who have won the Mid Pacific Open is a roster of “Hawaii Golf Legends” including Ted Makalena; Jimmy Ukauka; Larry Stubblefield; Casey Nakama; eight time winner, Lance Suzuki; and three time winner, David Ishii. In addition, there have been a hand-full of amateurs who have won the Overall Championship including Allan Yamamoto, Larry Stubblefield Jr., Wendell Tom and Brandan Kop who was the last amateur to win the Open in 1995.

This year a total of 70 Professional golfers will be in the field including the defending champion T.J. Kua (who set the tournament course record with a 62  previously held by Greg Meyer with a 64), Dean Wilson and Parker McLaughlin, as well as past champions, David Ishii, Brandan Kop, Nick Mason,  Casey Nakama, Larry Stubblefield Jr., and Lance Suzuki.  

As golf continues to grow, with juniors entering some of Hawaii’s major golf tournaments, the Mid Pacific Open is no exception. Junior men entering this year’s event include some of the top Oahu high school players. Entered this year are: Donny Hopoi, and Spencer Dunaway from Kamehameha Schools, Kyosuki Hara, Moanalua High School, and PJ Samiere and Kyle Suppa, both from Punahou School.  These juniors will join all the competitors whom hope to become part of Mid Pacific Open’s history and win this tournament.

The tournament events will begin with a Champions Dinner on April 22, followed by the Pro-Am on April 23. The 72-Hole Stroke Tournament Play will continue throughout the week on April 24 – 27, 2014. 

We are honored and appreciative of your continued support and participation in our annual event. Please feel free to contact me, Michael Kawaharada, Tournament Chair (808) 521.6958, Wesley Wailehua, Tournament Director (808) 381.3762, or Tim Dietrich, Mid Pacific Country Club General Manager (808) 262.8161 for any assistance or should you have any questions regarding the tournament event.

Mahalo and we look forward to another exciting Mid Pacific Open.

 

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BRAXTON AND NELSON WIN BIG ISLAND CANDIES TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Congratulations to David Braxton and Kirk Nelson for winning the 2014 Big Island Candies team championship at Hokuli’a this year. Braxton and Nelson posted an impressive (34-33=67), fighting their way to first after a 5th place finish in Round #1. For their first place finish Braxton and Nelson earn a team prize of $3,000.

 Defending champions Lance Taketa and Kevin Hayashi finished tied at 134 with Darren Sayre and Chris Keiter. Last year these two teams ended up in a 6-hole playoff which Taketa and Hayashi won with a 60 foot putt.

 On behalf of the Aloha Section PGA we would like to recognize The Club at Hokuli’a and its members for hosting this annual event for the Section. We are also grateful for the support of Big Island Candies (Allan Ikawa) for their continued sponsorship.

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SEKI AND GOUVEIA HEAT UP THE FIRST ROUND AT HOKULI’A

Fifteen teams from across the islands teed it up today at The Club at Hokuli’a to kick off the 2014 Aloha Section PGA tournament season in the Big Island Candies Team Championship. In its 16th year, Big Island Candies continues its sponsorship of this 2-day/36-hole team competition exclusively for PGA members and apprentices of the Aloha Section.

With a team score of (63) Elliot Gouveia/Mark Seki are the leaders in the clubhouse after Round #1. Hot on their heels by one stroke at (64) are the teams of David Havens/Stephen Sanchez, Justin Williams/Kevin Shimomura, and Kevin Hayashi/Lance Taketa. The first group will tee off tomorrow at 8:00 AM with the leaders teeing off last at 9:10 AM. The format for the final round tomorrow will be Best Ball.

On behalf of the Aloha Section PGA, we would like to express our appreciation to Big Island Candies for their continued support of this exclusive member/apprentice event.

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The month of April kicks off with the 2014 BIG ISLAND CANDIES TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP at Hokuli’a. Sponsored by Big Island Candies this 2-player team event is hosted by the members of Hokuli’a. On Monday the players will tee off at 12:00PM in a team scramble format. The second round will start 8:00AM and will be Best Ball format.

 The Aloha Section PGA is proud to partner up with Big Island Candies to host this annual tournament at Hokuli’a. Information regarding tee times and scores can be found on the links provided below.

 

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2014 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 players to go low today as Corey Renfrew and Jeffrey Hamm posted today low score of (66).

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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