Scholarship golf tourney on Labor Day

For the past 13 years, the Kauai Filipino Chamber of Commerce has been golfing to raise funds for scholarships it presents to graduating high school seniors.

The 14th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be Sept. 7 at the Wailua Golf Course with registration starting at 6 a.m. and a shotgun start at 7 a.m.

Format is individual medal play with men having a maximum handicap of 32 and 40 for women.

Golfers will by vying for a grand prize of $500 in cash, or merchandise.

Application forms are available at the Kauai Filipino Chamber website at

Registration is $95 per golfer and includes green fees, cart and the awards luncheon, which follows play at the Lydgate Park Main Pavilion at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon is also available to those who cannot make the golf game for $15 per person.

According to Eddie Topenio, the tournament chair and past president of the Kauai Filipino Chamber, the organization has awarded more than $92,000 to Kauai students since the tournament started in 2001. The golf tournament is the only fundraising scholarship event for the year, and has grown steadily from its first contest to where it is now very successful and a signature event for the organization.

Last year, the Kauai Filipino Chamber of Commerce awarded nine scholarships, three to students from Kauai High School, three from Waimea High School, two from Kapaa High School, and one from the Kauai Community College. Student recipients include Aldhen Butac, Emily-Mei Lazo, Amber Pabustan, Zhaira Mae Agrade, Jennifer Cadiente, Dareen Dameg, Janezka Esposo, Robin Lopez and Janica Marie Pascua.

Call Topenio at 651-8433 for more information.


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