Kapa’a boys leapfrog Waimea

PO’IPU — With Kaua’i cruising once again to victories in both the boys and girls matches, yesterday at the Kiahuna Golf Course, Kapa’a surprised the rest of the field with a second-place finish, beating out the Menehune boys for the first time this season.

“Jet (Levinthol) and Travis (Toguchi) had good rounds for us,” Kapa’a coach Fred Levinthol said.

Kaua’i’s boys team tallied a 290, followed by Kapa’a at 332, and Waimea with 343.

Meanwhile, Kaua’i posted the only girls score with a 254.

Mike Garcia (70), Chad Nonaka (72), Nikko Tacsiat (72), Cory Oride (74), and Kellen Watabu (76) led Kaua’i.

For Kapa’a, Levinthol (74), Toguchi (77), Bronzen Winters (82), and Kevin Wataya (94) were the top scorers.

Noel Torres (83), Grant Paiste (80), Ryan Gusman (95), and Thad Fuji (91) paced Waimea.

Kula’s Sean Ogawa (79) and Cyrus Ogawa (83) competed as individuals.

Kaua’i’s Miki Ueoka blistered the course with a 68, which included a 33 on the front nine.

Rae-lyn Morikawa (85) and Kristi Rapozo (101) contributed to the Red Raider tally.

Malia Saiki shot a 91 for Kapa’a and Leslyn Ibara scored a 121 for Waimea.

KIF golf continues next week Saturday, April 8 at the Puakea Golf Course at 12:08 p.m.


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