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WAILUA — Kelli Oride fired a 3-under par 70 and Justin “Pono” Tokioka shot a 77 to take the lead in the 36-hole Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation qualifying matches, Saturday, at the Wailua Golf Course.
At stake are the open slots for the David S. Ishii Foundation Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association 2011 state golf championships as well as the individualist titles in the KIF.
Tokioka leads the boys individual play with a 73.25 average over four matches entering the first qualifying round.
He is challenged by Kapa‘a’s Kenji Miyata who holds a 74.00 average over four matches.
Miyata finished Saturday’s round with a 78, just one stroke back of Tokioka and was challenged by fellow golfer Weston Moniz who came off a strong KIF volleyball showing for the Warriors, Friday night.
Moniz finished with a 79, two strokes off the pace, and is currently No. 5 in the boys individual standings with an 80.00 average over four matches.
Reyn Morioka finished second for Kaua‘i High School with an 83 and is No. 4 in the individual standings with an 80.75 over four matches.
Braeden Robley holds the No. 3 spot in the boys individual standings with a 78.50 over four matches. He finished the Saturday round with an 88.
Other Kaua‘i golfers included Kai Adachi (86), Kenneth Chung (97), Logan Keeler (93) and Vance Tokita (95).
Following Miyata and Moniz, other Warrior golfers on the course included Anthony Aiwohi (116), Mitchell Alves (99), Jordan Guerrero (89), Sage Lane (95), Daniel Sanchez (104), Justin Uegawa (85) and Kawika Wellington (89).
Waimea had four of its golfers participating in the Remotely Operated Vehicle Underwater robotics competition on the Big Island leaving just four Menehune men on the course.
Clifton Callejo topped the Waimea quartet with a 99 followed by Derek Callejo (100), Vinda Carineo (100) and Kaiea Daligdig (109).
Oride tops the girls individual standings with an average 71.75 over four matches followed by Taylor Viquelia, whose 77 in Saturday’s round moves her to 79.25 average, and Daezsa Tomas (85.75).
Waimea’s Mariah Paiste ended Saturday with a 92, moving her to an 88.25 average followed by Kawena Warren, ending Saturday with a 103 to move to a 109.50 average.
Kapa‘a’s Meleane Moala ended Saturday with a 111 to move to a 131.25 average, rounding out the girls’ individual standings.
The final round of the qualifying matches will be played Saturday at the Wailua Golf Course with the first grouping leaving the tee starting at 11:30 a.m.
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