Kauai High’s Jamie Amimoto was even par at the crossing, but stumbled on the back nine to finish with an 84 Saturday at the Kauai Interscholastic Federation golf match No. 2.
“Those last five holes were bad,” Amimoto said Sunday, a day after the golf match. “That’s how it was last week, too.”
But Amimoto’s performance was good enough to help the Kauai High School boys capture its second title with 328 strokes at the Kauai Lagoons Golf Club.
Keith Jose, carding the best round for the boys, topped the Kauai scoring at 80 (40-40) followed by Anthony Apalla at 81 (40-41). Trevor Kua rebounded on the back nine to finish with a 2-under par 35 en route to an 83 (48-35). He was joined by Amimoto (37-47), who finished in a tie with Jacob Viquelia (43-41) at 84 to round out the Kauai boys’ leaders.
Kauai individualist Devin Kimoto, a freshman, finished the back nine 2-over par 39 toward his day’s 85 (46-39), a stroke back of Amimoto.
Kapaa boys tallied a score of 341 behind Kainalu Gandia, who finished the back nine 1-over par 38 toward his 81 (43-38) to lead the Kapaa boys’ scoring, just a stroke off Jose’s pace.
Bryden Salvador joined Gandia in closing the back nine 1-over par 38 to end with an 82 (44-38) and Landen Ishida returned to the course with an 86 (45-41).
Sequoia Logan (48-44-92) and Tyshawn Cain (47-46-93) rounded out the Warrior leaders.
Reece Valencia topped the Island School contingent with an 88 (44-44) toward the team’s 408.
He was followed by Jacob Designer (51-48-99), Michael Miller (49-52-101) and Kilikai Ahuna (67-53-120).
Ky Tomimoto set the pace for the Waimea boys who tallied 522 strokes.
Tomimoto topped the Menehune scoring with a 119 (61-58) followed by Austin Banasihan (66-61-127), Braden Kobayashi (63-68-131), James Caudill (78-67-145) and Hunter Ragasa (70-78-148).
Hiilani Alana carded a 91 (47-44) to lead the Kauai High School girls to its second victory with 301 strokes.
Samantha Nichols, finshing just two strokes off Alana’s pace at 93 (46-47), led the Waimea girls to a 349 finish, four strokes better than the Kapaa girls (353).
Naea Oda, firing the best round for the girls’ field at 79 (39-40), topped the Kapaa girls scoring. She was followed by Chloe Stutt (57-52-108) and Paige Wesoloski (96-70-166).
Following Nichols’ lead, the Menehune girls got help from Bailee Taeza (55-54-109) and Daneica Muraoka (72-75-147). Ashley Buyat rounded out the Waimea girls’ leaderboard on a 173 (88-85).
Following Alana’s lead for Kauai, Dillyn Sakai finished with 101 (48-53) and Kiri Oshiro added 109 (53-56). Sharae Cua rounded out the Kauai girls’ leaderboard with 111 (52-59).
The KIF golf match No. 3 tees off Saturday at the Puakea Golf Course starting at noon.