Kauaian junior golfers all over Callaway scoreboard

The Callaway Hawaii State Junior Championship scoreboard was littered with Kauaian junior golfers, some of them topping the lists of Hawaii’s best young guns.

Lihue’s Rae-lyn Morikawa shot a 190 (100, 90) to win the Girls 10-under division. Kelli Oride finished fourth with a 212 (104, 108).

Lehua Wise, also from Lihue, tied for second in the Girls 15-18 division, shooting a 153 two-round total (78, 75). She was just five strokes from winner Amanda Wilson of Hilo, who shot a 148.

Kiilani Matsuyoshi shot a 160 (82, 78), good enough for fourth on the scoreboard.

Cory French secured the fourth spot on the scoreboard in the Boys 15-18 division. His 74 front nine and 73 back nine (151) was six strokes back of Kaneohe gunslinger Travis Toyama, who finished with a 144.

Other Kauaian 15-18 Boys: Chris Carcayon wasn’t far behind French with a 153 (73, 80); Kapa’a’s Juston Thomas shot a 79 front and 77 back for a 156; Lihue’s Erick Wong shot a 160 (80, 80); Lihue’s Allan Baabn shot a 167 (85, 82); Kapa’a’s Layne Morita finished at 169 (85, 84); Lihue’s Stephen Peeren shot a 183 (94, 89).

Kapa’a’s Makana Sakihama placed second in the Girls 11-12 bracket. She shot a 91 front nine and a 94 back nine for a two-round total of 185.

In Boys 11-12, Travis Toguchi of Kapa’a was 12 back of Honolulu winner Colton Knedler, shooting a 159 (82, 77); Cyrus Ogawa shot a 168 (85, 83); Lihue’s Taylor Bell and Cory Oride each scored a 184.


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