Shaw wins Aloha Section PGA Assistant Championship

KAILUA, O‘ahu — Through windy conditions with gusts up to 35 mph, John Shaw of Kapalua’s Bay Course fired a 4-under par 68 in the final round for a two-day total of 74-68-142, Friday, and a 3-stroke win over Tom Freestone (70-75-145) of Princeville Golf Club’s Makai Course and Regan Lee (73-72-145) of Pearl Country Club. 

Freestone and Lee had to playoff for the second qualifying spot to advance to the national championship. Freestone sank a 10-foot putt on the second playoff hole for birdie and secured the qualifying spot. Kyle Trenholm of Ko Olina Golf Club finished in fourth place with a two-day total of 80-70-150.

This was a 36-hole event to determine two spots representing the Aloha Section in the TaylorMade-adidas Golf PGA Assistant Championship held from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, at The PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

There were 29 island professionals entered into this year’s championship. Shaw received a round-trip airfare courtesy of Continental Air Lines for the national event. He will also earn $1,000 out of the purse of $6,000. Shaw and Freestone will split a $1,000 qualifying bonus for the two spots going back to the national event. 

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