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Swinging away to aid high school, KCC students

POIPU — Carol Manera Texeira, the Kauai Chamber of Commerce executive vice president and COO, said Saturday was the only possible day to host the annual scholarship golf tournament.

“We didn’t want to do it Sunday because it breaks into the long weekend,” Manera Texeira said. “With so many other activities taking place and the scheduling with the golf course, this was the window.”

More than 120 golfers, including several from off-island, took to the course which opened under crisp, cool and clear weather, in contrast to the rainy and windy conditions the night before.

“The tournament is about having fun,” said Vianne Tabata, a Kauai Chamber committee member. “We need to raise money for scholarships we present to high school students and Kauai Community College students, but the aim is to have fun.”

One of the features of the tournament included the $25,000 Hole in One contest as well as several other contests.

The tournament was led by the sponsorships of Kukuiula Development, Kawailoa Development and numerous community businesses and organizations.

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