Trio wins McGladrey Championship

PRINCEVILLE — The trio of Ron Portorff, Sunny Chang and Steve Marsh won the PGA McGladrey Team Championship last weekend at the Princeville’s Makai Golf Course.

They shot a 7-under-par for a 65 in this three-man best-ball event. The second place team was Mike Bohn, Kit Mattingly and Carol Skon with a score of 66, and the third place team was Mike Taylor, Russ Boyer and Douglas Henry, with a 68.

The PGA McGladrey Team Championship is a new PGA of America-sanctioned event for amateur golfers of all levels. Local qualifying events are taking place across the state, with winners advancing to the sectional qualifying tournament at O‘ahu’s Turtle Bay on August 5.

The national championship is scheduled for September 10 through 12 at the world-renowned Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.

A second qualifying event for Kaua‘i will take place at Prince-ville’s Prince Course on June 10.

KDTA hosts ‘Play to Learn’

The Kaua‘i District Tennis Association along with the USTA Hawai‘i Pacific section will host a junior tennis program this summer called “Play to Learn.”

Keiki between the ages of 5 and 18 are welcome to sign up.

The program will run on Mondays and Thursdays, June 14 to July 23 at the Kaua‘i Community College tennis courts.

Beginners sessions run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and intermediate/advanced level sessions run from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for six sessions is $30, and the registration deadline is Monday, June 4.

The program is being run by USPTA certified pros Ernie Blachowiak, Brad Lum-Tucker and Russel Grady, along with former high school tennis standouts from Kaua‘i.

For more information or registration forms, e-mail or call 245-9661.

Chinen hits hole in one

Randy Chinen hit a hole in one at the Kukuiolono Golf Course this past Sunday. It was on the temporary green par-3 of the eighth hole.

The hole is only 120 yards, but is on a severe slope. Chinen hit 130 yards and the ball rolled back 10 to fall into the hole.

Chinen, who has been playing golf for 10 years, was playing golf with Angel Aranio and David Birge.

West Kauai Medical Center/KVMH host golf tourney

The West Kauai Medical Clinic and the Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital bring their third annual charitable golf tournament to the Po‘ipu Bay Golf Course Saturday, June 9, with proceeds benefiting the hospital’s charitable fund.

The format for the event will be a two-person scramble. Proceeds benefit the KVMH Charitable Foundation.

The deadline to apply for the tournament is today. The entry fee is $95. For more information, call Steve Kline at 338-9452.


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