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KOHALA COAST, HAWAII – DECEMBER 16, 2017 – Kyle Suppa, a sophomore at the University of Southern California, fired a 5-under par (67) during round two of the Mauna Lani Resort Hawaii State Open. Suppa made seven birdies today on the Francis H I’i Brown North Course at Mauna Lani. Mason shot a steady three-under par (69) to keep his lead with Suppa going into tomorrow’s final round. Both Tadd Fujikawa and Robby Ormand also shot (67) today, putting them one and two strokes back of the lead. Cory Oride is two strokes off the lead after shooting a three-under par (69).
In the Senior Open Division, PGA Professional David Ishii leads the Senior Open after firing the low round of seven-under par (65) with a 2-day total of (73-65=138). Ishii made a hole-in-one on hole #3 on the South Course this morning. He has a two stroke lead over PGA Professional Mike Reid at (68-72=140). Dr. Carl Ho (70-75=145) and Trent Gregory (73+72=145) are tied for low amateur in the Senior Open.
Britney Yada remains in the lead in the Women’s Open with a two-day total (139). Reese Guzman is the low amateur in the Women’s Open at (148). In the Men’s A-Flight Division, Pat McGinness (152) has a five shot lead over JB Bryant (157).
Round #3 will start at 6:50 a.m. tomorrow on the North Course with the Senior Open and Men’s Open Division. On the South Course the A-Flight will tee off first followed by the Women’s Open at 6:50 a.m.
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About Mauna Lani Resort: The famous golf courses, the Francis H. I’i Brown North & South are named in honor of the former Mauna Lani landowner and champion Hawaii golfer. The courses offer breathtaking scenery, unforgettable signature holes and cutting-edge course design built around ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs, trails and fishponds. Mauna Lani Resort is home to the annual Hawaii State Open played in December.
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.