Celebrity tourney raises $25K

The team of Mark Domingcil, Matt Humphreys, Shirley Tani, Richard Jasper and Craig Stutzmann were the top team finishers yesterday, but everyone was a winner in the first Grove Farm and Greg McMackin Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament at the Puakea Golf Course.

The team shot a score of 104 for the overall win at the tournament, each of them receiving a koa trophy, a round-trip ticket for inter-island travel on Island Air and four tickets each to the University of Hawai‘i versus Washington State, Cincinnati, Nevada and San Jose State football games.

Everyone walked away with a prize, from rounds of golf at Hawai‘i’s finest golf courses to Nike Sasquatch drivers. But the biggest winners just might have been the Warrior football booster club, Na Koa, and the Kaua‘i Community College Culinary Arts program.

The 28 teams of five that were assembled for the tournament raised $25,000 to split between the two programs.

Among the celebrities helping raise funds for the cause were former Warrior football coach June Jones, current quarterback coach Nick Rolovich, four-time Super Bowl champion Jesse Sapolu from the San Francisco 49ers and local celebrities Jonathan Ota, T.J. Kua and David Ishii.

To add more fun to the tournament, those closest to the pin on the par-3s were treated to gift cards and goodie bags. Kevin Godwin got within 3 feet of the pin on No. 4. Tim Ayau hit at 4 feet, 7 inches on No. 6. Lynne Peleholan got within a foot, hitting 9 1/5 inches away at No. 13 and on the No. 16, Sam Pratt got as close as 3 feet, 11 inches.

Participants all received their prizes at the post-tournament lunch.

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