Sunday, June 18, 2017 – The final round of the Kā’anapali Classic Pro-Pro was played this morning on the Kā’anapali Royal Course, where 60 professionals battled it out for the $9,000 purse, compliments of GPS Industries.
TJ Kua and Todd Rego defeated defending champions Alex Chiarella and Alex Omer. They were tied for the lead going into today’s final round and battled neck and neck with both teams posting eight birdies. Kua and Rego finished with a two-day total of (126) to capture the 2017 Kā’anapali Classic Pro Pro title today and will take home $2200. Team “Alex” posted a bogey on hole 14, leaving them one stroke short of a repeat, posting a two-day total of (127). They will share $1600 for second place.
Kua commented, “I felt like I struck the ball well today and Todd is always a solid team partner.”
Thirty teams played in this annual event, which Kā’anapali has hosted for over 13 years. PGA Head Professional Sutee Nikatorn comments, “We look forward to hosting this event next year to start the summer tournament season.”
Saturday, June 17, 2017 – The 13th Annual Kā‘anapali Classic Pro Pro kicks off the summer tournament season for the Aloha Section PGA on the beautiful Kā‘anapali Royal Golf Course. The two-person team event brings together some of Hawaii’s top golf professionals in a two-day 36-hole best-ball competition.The event is also held in conjunction with the Aloha Section PGA Summer Membership Meeting.
The gentle West Maui winds of Kā‘anapali blew through the course today as the field of professionals took to their assigned tees for the shotgun start. Defending champions Alex Chiarella and Alex Omer posted six birdies today and an eagle to share the lead with TJ Kua and Todd Rego at (-8). Kua and Rego marked nine birdies on their card, but bogeyed the 5th hole to fall back a stroke and share the lead.
Round 2 of this event will continue tomorrow with a shotgun start at 7:00AM on the Royal Course. For Round 1 Results and Round 2 Pairings, please visit aspga.com. Get social with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. @alohasectionpga #LetAlohaHappen