Amimoto, Salvador take 2nd and 3rd

Kauai High School golfer Jamie Amimoto and Kapaa High School golfer Bryden Salvador finished second and third, respectively, at the 2014 Hualalai Junior Classic which wrapped up Sunday in Kailua-Kona.

Amimoto was consistent throughout the two-day tournament, carding a three-over par 73 in the final round to finish with a 151 (76-75), a stroke off the pace in the tournament hosted by the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association.

Salvador, finishing the opening round with a one-over par 73, stumbled in the final round, ending with a 152 (73-79).

Justin Jay Arcano of Wailuku, Maui topped the boys 15-18 flight with a 150 (77-73) followed by Amimoto and Salvador.

Keegan Loo, another Kauai golfer from Lihue, finished the flight at 173 (87-86).

Allysha Mae Mateo of Mililani, Oahu, playing in the girls 13-14 flight, finished at six-over par 150 (76-74) to tie with Arcano for low-stroke honors in the tournament.

Jasmine Cabajar of Wailuku, Maui topped the girls 15-18 flight with a 156 (80-76), two strokes ahead of Kirsten Ishikawa of Pukalani, Maui (81-77-158).

Pono Yanagi of Hilo, Hawaii topped the boys 13-14 flight with a 153 (73-80), a stroke ahead of Acey Yanagishita (77-77) and Andrew Otani (76-78), both of Honolulu, who posted a 154.

Honolulu’s Milburn Ho topped the girls 11-12 flight on a 159 (79-80), two strokes better than Kaylee Akagi of Mililani who posted a 161 (81-80).

Davis Lee (78-77) and Kolbe Irei (76-79), both of Honolulu, ended in a tie for the lead at 155 in the boys 11-12, two strokes better than Go Nakatsukasa (79-78-157), also of Honolulu.

Minny Byun of Honolulu ended with a 179 (89-90) to capture the girls 7-10 flight, two strokes ahead of Kiersten Saludares (89-92-181) of Hilo, Hawaii.


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