Kua tied for first at Turtle Bay Intercollegiate

KAHUKU, O‘ahu – University of Hawai‘i men’s golfer T.J. Kua is tied for first place after the first two rounds of the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate. Following the second day of competition, yesterday, at the Turtle Bay Resort Palmer Golf Course, the Warriors are tied for eighth place at 5-over par (285-296 — 581).

Freshman Kua, the four-time Interscholastic League of Honolulu champion out of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, shot rounds of 70 and 67 for a two-round score of 137 (-7). Kua moved up 12 places from the first round to sit in tie for first along with Johan Carlsson of San Diego State.

Also competing for Hawai‘i are senior Robert Berton (69-74 — 143/T17th), freshman Jared Sawada (71-81 — 152/T78th), senior Cody Pewarchuk (77-76 — 153/T81st) and sophomore Kamden Brakel (75-79 — 154/T89th).

Participating as individuals for the Warriors are senior Chase Bingham (74-77 — 151/T73rd), freshman Pono Calip (79-80 — 159/100th) and sophomore Daniel Soglanich (80-99=179/103rd).

San Diego State (277-291— 568), the tournament’s sole team leader after the first round, now sits in a tie for first with UNLV (281-287 — 568) at 8 under. The Warriors moved down one place from the first round and are currently tied for eighth along with Baylor and Mississippi State.

The tournament concludes today with the third and final round beginning at 7:30 a.m. on the Fazio Course.


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