While Honolulu golfers dominated the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association Kiahuna Junior Classic at the Kiahuna Golf Club in Poipu, Kauai golfers fought hard during the two-day event that wrapped up Sunday on the South Shore.
Kamden Nii of Lihue carded a 167 (89-78) to lead the Kauai field in the Boys 13-14 flight, good for seventh place.
Kanoa Nii, Kamden’s brother, followed two strokes back at 169 (91-78). Rilen Loo of Lihue (87-84-171) filled in the No. 9 spot followed by Deven Kimoto of Lihue (93-82-175) tying with Anthony Jude Apalla, also of Lihue (80-95-175).
Christian Ganir of Kapaa rounded out the Kauai golfers in the flight, carding a 176 (94-82).
w Kyle Suppa of Honolulu topped the Boys 15-18 flight playing 6,210 yards to end with a two-day, 3-under par 141 (67-74) and staying three strokes ahead of Justin Ngan of Maui (76-68-144) in the 14-player flight.
Kauai’s Trevor Kua topped the field of four Kauai golfers in the flight, carding a 155 (76-79) to a three-way tie with Jamie Amimoto (73-82-155), and Bryden Salvador (79-76-155). Keegan Loo of Lihue (78-84-162) rounded out the Kauai field in 10th place.
w Taryn Taguma (93-95-188) was the sole Kauai girl in the 14-player Girls 13-18 flight which was taken by Allisen Corpuz of Honolulu firing a 1-under par 143 (75-68) over 5,740 yards.
The Kiahuna Junior Classic is the final tournament for junior golfers to earn a spot to attend the Michelle Wie HSJGA Tournament of Champions Dec. 6-7 at the Wailea Golf Club Emerald Course on Maui. The tournament also earned points for junior golfers toward the 2014 Asia Pacific Junior Cup which will contest No. 8-11 at the Waikoloa Kings’ Course on the Big Island.