Kauai juniors swing away at Kiahuna Jr. Classic

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.

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