Cheer on Hawaii’s best junior golfers as they pair up with PGA TOUR pros in the Hawaii Tourism Authority Pro-Junior Challenge, an official event of the 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii on Tuesday, January 10th at 2:45 pm. The format for the entire competition (all 3 holes) is a 2-person scramble. The Pro and Junior from each team drives from the #10, #11, and #18 tee boxes. This free community event also raises funds to benefit the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association (HSJGA) from participating pro purse donations and generous sponsor support. Additional sponsors for the event include Monarch Insurance, Aloha Section PGA and KHON 2 FOX-TV.
Junior qualifying for the Challenge is an annual, season-long points competition administered by the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association. HSJGA golfers earn points at each competition sanctioned by the organization throughout the year. Points are calculated based on their performances and awarded for special achievements like Player of the Year honors.
2017 Junior Golfers:
A senior at Maui’s Baldwin High School, Justin Arcano started playing golf at age 4 for fun. Now that he’s older, he considers golf both fun and challenging. He hit a hole-in-one when he was 10 years old. Last year Justin represented Hawaii in the prestigious 2016 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. and has qualified to play in the 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in May. His favorite school subject is photography. He also enjoys body boarding and working out. Justin looks forward to participating in the HTA Pro-Junior Challenge and learning from the pros.