KUA AND TELLES TIED HEADING INTO FINAL ROUND OF MID-PACIFIC OPEN
LANIKAI, HAWAII – APRIL 22, 2017 – With the sun finally peeking through in Lanikai, Damien Telles and UH alum TJ Kua are in a tie for 1st heading into the final round of the 2017 MID-PACIFIC OPEN. Telles posted a three under par (69) to catch Kua, who carded a one over (73). Both players are currently at (-12) for the tournament. Jared Sawada is hot on their heels, posting an even par (72) and is now at (-10) for the tournament. Chris Shimomura carded the low round of the day, posting a five under (67) and now sits in 5th place.
After posting a one under (71), Tyler Ota is currently leading the Championship Division with a tournament total of (71-71-71= 213). Ota is two strokes in front of Mid Pacific Institute senior Zackary Kaneshiro, who also carded a one under (71) in Round 3.
Rusty Santiago is now leading A-Flight at (241), only one stroke ahead Chong Delisi. David Lee is leading B-Flight at (249), but the competition is closely behind, with Ron Komine Jr at (251).
In our Senior Division competition, David Ishii, PGA holds on to lead in the Senior Professional Division at (69-71-73=213), 3-strokes ahead of Kevin Hayashi, PGA.
Tomorrow’s tee times will begin at 6:50 AM off the 1st and 10th tee. Spectators are welcome to follow the players and experience the beauty of Mid-Pacific Country Club. Following the final round tomorrow, all players are invited to attend the awards banquet in the main ballroom of the Clubhouse.
OFFICIAL CUT SCORES
PROFESSIONAL – 153
CHAMPIONSHIP – 161
A-FLIGHT – 171
B-FLIGHT – 184
About Mid-Pacific Country Club: Located in the world renowned community of Lanikai on Oahu’s picturesque windward side, the private Mid Pacific Country Club has provided its members with spectacular views, first class golf and a retreat from everyday life for over 88 years. The highly acclaimed golf course has hosted some of the finest golfers in the world and the large Clubhouse provides unrivaled entertainment venues. Nestled between the Ko’olau Mountains and iconic Mokulua Islands, “Mid-Pac” is truly a very special place for the young at heart.
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 the state of Hawaii.
Visionary Video – Kona, Hawaii will be providing tournament footage and interviews during the event on behalf of the committee.