Baab and Wise win HSJGA Grand Slam

WAILUA – Allan Baab and Lehua Wise won the 15/18 age group of the KJGA/HSJGA Grand Slam invitational last weekend at the Wailua Golf Course on Kaua’i.

Baab shot rounds of 83 and 76 for a 159 (first place matching cards from last nine) to win the boys 15/18 age division. Chase Chulakote was second with a 159 (82, 77), and Kurt Nino was third with a 159 (78, 81).

Andrew Llarenas (162), Ryan Perez (162), and Cory French (163) followed.

Wise took the 15/18 girls division in convincing fashion. Her rounds of 74 and 75 for a total 149 were far ahead of second place Stephanie Kono, who shot rounds of 83 and 78 for a 161.

Hori Ayumi, (161), Mari Chun (161), Shelcie Takenouchi (165) and Jennie Pleas (185) followed.

Sean Maekawa won the 13/14 boys division with rounds of 76 and 72 for a 148, a tournament low. Thomas Robertson was second with a 154, Jet Levinthol was third with a 158 and Jacob Low (159) and Sean Ogawa (159) rounded out the top five.

Chad Nonaka (163), Nick Shimozaki (163), Mike Garcia (164) and Alex Ching (165) also placed high in the division.

Miki Ueoka took top honors in the girls 13/14 division, shooting rounds of 90 and 82 for a 172. Kimberly Yama followed with a 179 and Claire Hirota was third with a 181.

T.J. Kua soared to the top of the leaderboard in the 11/12 boys division after shooting rounds of 74 and 76 for a 150. Kua was followed by Kekoa Mountcastle, who shot a 161. Travis Inouye took third with a 164 and Travis Toguchi (169), Grant Paiste (177), Cory Oride (180) and Byron Rualizo (183) followed.

In the 10-under boys division, which played through 27 holes, Alika Bell took first place with rounds of 88 and 45 for a total 133. Wiley Yoshioka was second with a 135, Ryne Mizushima was third with a 140 and Shea Shimabukuro (152) and Paul Shoji (156) rounded out the top five.

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