Amimoto, Salvador tie at Oahu Jr. Classic

Jamie Amimoto of Lihue and Bryden Salvador of Kilauea finished 12th and 13th in the 27-golfer field of the Boys 15-18 flight Sunday when the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association 2014 Oahu Junior Classic wrapped up at the Turtle Bay — Fazio Course.

Amimoto and Salvador both recorded identical 73 scores during the opening round Saturday and stumbled to wrap up with identical 75s, Sunday for a three-way tie at 148 with Cole Shintaku of Honolulu.

Keegan Loo, another Lihue golfer, finished 23rd in the flight at 156 (78-78). Sequoia Logan, a golfer with the Kapaa High School squad during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation season, finished 26th at 167 (88-79).

Kyle Suppa of Honolulu (68-70) tied with Colin Laszlo of Waipahu, Hawaii (71-67) at 138 after Laszlo fired a 5-under par 67, the best round of the flight, Sunday on the Par 72, 6,377-yard course.

Rilen Loo of Lihue, Keegan’s brother, ended at sixth place in the Boys 13-14 flight with a 157 (80-77) following two days of playing 6,355 yards. 

Those were the only golfers from Kauai participating in the HSJGA Oahu Junior Classic where Minny Byun (75-77-152) took the Girls 7-10 flight, four strokes ahead of Kyra Kimie Tomita (82-74-156), both golfers hailing from Honolulu.

Joshua Hayashida carded a 154 (84-70) to take a one-stroke victory in the Boys 7-10 flight over Ariihau Faana (78-77-155) of Honolulu.

Kona Kashiwagi (74-77-151) of Honolulu beat out Jacob Kiyoshi Torres (74-79-153) of Aiea by two strokes to claim the Boys 11-12 flight, and Jennifer Koga (70-76-146) defeated Milburn Ho (76-76-152) in the Girls 11-12 flight.

Malia Nam (71-72-143)) of Kailua, Hawaii finished one-under par to claim the Girls 13-14 flight over Allysha Mae Mateo (70-76-46) who ended two-over par.

Evan Kawai (70-80-150) of Honolulu was two strokes better than Andrew Otani (80-72-152), also of Honolulu to claim the Boys 13-14 flight despite Otani carding an even par, Sunday.

Rose Huang (67-69-136) of Honolulu fired under-par scores on both days, ending with an eight-under par, Sunday to edge out Allisen Corpuz (69-69-138), also of Honolulu, to claim the Girls 15-18 flight.


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