Spots set for states

WAILUA — Kauai High School’s Trevor Kua fired a three-under par 69, Friday en route to taking the top spot at the Kauai Interscholastic Federation qualifying golf match which wrapped up Saturday at the Wailua Golf Course.

Kua finished the 36-hole tournament with a 74 (37-37) on the final round for a two-day 174 and capture the top boys individualist crown.

Kua is also a member of the Kauai High School boys team scoring unit and was joined by Dillyn Sakai who fired a 36-hole 174 (87-87) to claim the top female individualist spot.

Sakai is also a member of the Kauai High School girls team scoring unit who joined the boys as KIF team champions, giving the Red Raiders a sweep of the top spots in KIF golf.

Joining Kua on the boys championship team are Keith Jose, who finished the qualifying match, third overall with a 159 (83-76), Jacob Viquelia, who ended the match in fourth a stroke back at 160 (84-76), Christian Ganir, who finished sixth at 164 (82-82), and Kanoa Nii, who ended at ninth with a 169 (85-90).

Players also vied for four open spots in boys play when the David S. Ishii Foundation Hawaii High School Athletic Association 2016 state championships come to play at Wailua Golf Course on May 4 and 5.

Kauai High School placed two boys on that list with Kamden Nii, finishing the qualifying match second overall with a two-day 157 (80-77) and Deven Kimoto, finishing the match eighth overall at 167 (87-80).

Island School’s Reece Valencia, ending the Saturday final in fifth at 161 (77-84), and Kapaa’s Kainalu Gandia filled in the final open spot at 167 (87-80), a stroke back of Ganir for seventh place.

Waimea High School and Kapaa High School will fill the two open spots for the girls state golf championships to be held at Wailua Golf Course on May 2 and 3.

Samantha Nichols, wearing the Menehune blue, finished the girls’ competition in second place with a 36-hole total of 175 (81-94), a stroke off the pace set by Sakai.

Kapaa’s Samantha Coloma, leading the Warrior wahine through the KIF golf season, will fill the second open spot when she finished the qualifying tournament in fourth with a 187 (92-95).

Sakai leads the girls scoring unit which includes Taryn Taguma, finishing third at 177 (94-83), Tyra Oshiro, finishing fifth at 188 (91-97), a stroke back of Coloma, and Kiri Oshiro who ended tied with Tyra at 188 (91-97).


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