Taylor Viquelia wins at HSJGA Junior Tour Series

Taylor Viquelia of Koloa capitalized on the gentle breezes at the Kaua‘i Lagoons Golf Club, Kiele Course, firing an even par 72 at 5,672 yards to win the Girls 15-18 division at the Hawai‘i State Junior Golf Association 2011 Junior Tour Series, All Ages, Sunday.

Viquelia, who posted an opening round 80, Saturday, rebounded in the warm Sunday morning to finish with a two-day 152 total, 14 strokes ahead of Sarah Hasselman of Honolulu (88-78-166).

Daezsa Tomas of Lihu‘e finished in third place, two strokes back of Hasselman at a two-day total of 168 (83-85). Hansol Koo of Honolulu (92-82-174) rounded out the flight.

Kenji Miyata of Kapa‘a, tying Reese Suzuki of Mililani with an opening round 76, stumbled on the course, Sunday, finishing with an 83 and settling for second place with a two-day 159 (76-83), six strokes back of Suzuki who finished with a 153 (76-77) for top honors in the Boys 15-18 division who played 6,668 yards.

Braeden Robley of Lihu‘e settled in third at 165 (80-85) and Vance Tokita, also of Lihu‘e, finished sixth at 205 (109-96).

Na‘ea Oda of Kapa‘a, playing the Girls 13-14 division at 5,672 yards, finished in second place with a 189 (85-104) to Annika Espino of Honolulu who took the division with a 164 (82-82).

Keegan Loo (83-83) of Lihu‘e and Bryden Salvador (84-82) of Kilauea finished the Boys 13-14 division in a tie for second place, both golfers posting a two-day total 166. Kyle Suppa of Honolulu topped that division with a 145 (70-75), playing 6,397 yards.

Kainalu Gary Gandia of Kapa‘a finished fifth at 178 (92-86) and Jamie Amimoto of Lihu‘e finished seventh at 189 (99-90).

Trevor Kua of Lihu‘e finished a stroke short at 162 (78-84) to Nathaniel Idica of Wailuku, Maui (83-78-161) in the Boys 11-12 division, playing at 5,672 yards.

Rilen Loo of Lihu‘e finished seventh in the division at 181 (89-92) followed by Nathaniel Dama of Princeville (117-103-220) and Ashdan-Ryder Kilikai Ahuna of Kapa‘a (119-114-233).

Nani Burkart of Lihu‘e finished the Girls 7-10 division fourth at 226 (107-119), Millburn Ho of Honolulu taking that division with a 166 (80-86), playing 4,403 yards.

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