KIF golf opener postponed

Officials at the Kaua’i Lagoons Mokihana Golf Course made the final decision to not have the first KIF golf meet yesterday at their course because of flooding.

“The golf course people called me yesterday morning and they said it was just too flooded to play,” Kaua’i High School coach Winston Ogata said.

After receiving the 8:30 a.m. call, Ogata then alerted his players, as well as other coaches from the league, that the match would be postponed.

All three KIF athletic directors will now have a busy day tomorrow trying to figure out when and if to reschedule not only the golf tournament, but also the KIF track and field opener, which was scheduled to begin on Friday.

“The only thing we know up to this point is that the AD’s will have a meeting tomorrow, whether to make it up or not,” Ogata said.

Ogata also recalled a time about a few years ago when the last time a KIF golf meet was postponed.

“One year we played only nine holes because the rain started to come down hard. We tried to get at least nine holes in with everybody and we asked officials to use nine hole scores as 18 hole scores, but it wasn’t approved, and in the end we never really made it up,” Ogata said.

Nonetheless, the next KIF golf meet will be held at the Po’ipu Bay Golf Course, weather permitting, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

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