WAILUA — Kauai’s Christian Ganir finished with a 2-over 74 (37-37) and Taryn Taguma ended with an 80 (41-39) to lead the Red Raiders to sweep the Saturday Round No. 5 of the Kauai Interscholastic Federation golf at the Wailua Golf Course.
With just one more round remaining before the state qualifying rounds, Kauai boys and girls golf remain undefeated in KIF golf play after the Red Raider boys tallied 313, and the girls finished at 250.
Joining Ganir in the team scoring, Kanoa Nii finished with a 79 (37-42), AJ Apalla (44-36) and Deven Kimoto (38-42) each carded an 80, and Kamden Nii rounded out the scoring members with an 81 (42-39).
Following Taguma’s lead, Kauai girls saw Dillyn Sakai finish three strokes off the pace at 83 (41-42), Kiri Oshiro added an 87 (44-43), and Tyra Oshiro ended at 89 (48-41).
Waimea girls, led by Bailee Taeza carding a 103 (51-52) and Kelsey Tomimoto a stroke back at 104 (56-48), finished second at 323, four strokes better than Kapaa girls who ended at 327 with Sam Coloma setting the pace at 92 (45-47).
On the boys’ course, Kekoa Eisenhour continued to lead the Warriors, finishing the round at 82 (40-42) as Kapaa picked up the second place on a 411 followed seven strokes back by Waimea who ended the day at 418 with Nick Esposo setting the pace on an 89 (48-41).
Reece Valencia of Island School was the top individualist, finishing sixth overall and tying with Kamden Nii at 81 (42-39).
Salisa Pegeder of Island School was the top individualist for the girls, finishing sixth overall in the girls’ field at 102 (55-47).
The sixth round of KIF golf will contest, Saturday with the first groups tee-ing off at noon. The state qualifying rounds will play on April 21 and 22 at the Wailua Golf Course.
Boys Team Kauai: Christian Ganir (37-37-74), Kanoa Nii (37-42-79), Deven Kimoto (38-42-80), AJ Apalla (44-36-80), Kamden Nii (42-39-81).
Boys Team Kapaa: Kekoa Eisenhour (40-42-82), Jai Alapai (46-47-93), Riley Pezario (58-54-112), Kynan Ledee (65-59-224), Skyler Wilson (70-79-149).
Boys Team Waimea: Nick Esposo (48-41-89), Chris Ishikawa (58-51-109), Braden Kobayashi (56-53-109), Ryan Martin (55-56-111).
Boys Individualists: Reece Valencia-IS (42-39-81), Riley Gokan-Kau (43-43-86), Mosiah Bautista-Kau (48-45-93),Braeden Yokoyama-Kau (48-47-95), Nathan Marugame-Kau (48-47-105), Henry Scherer-IS (50-49-99), Kaeleb Fernandez-Kau (59-56-115).
Girls Team Kauai: Taryn Taguma (41-39-80), Dillyn Sakai (41-42-83), Kiri Oshiro (44-43-87), Tyra Oshiro (48-41-89).
Girls Team Waimea: Bailee Taeza (51-52-103), Kelsey Tomimoto (56-48-104), Daneica Muraoka (62-54-116).
Girls Team Kapaa: Sam Coloma (45-47-92), Alicia Hayakawa (58-51-109), Hana Baker (64-62-126).
Girls Individualists: Salisa Pegeder-IS (55-47-102), Kyra Robley-Kau (62-57-119)
Individualist (9 Holes): Max Rovinsky-IS (61), Sasha Sakai-Wai (62), Gabby Pelaras-Wai (64), Keesha Brown-Kau (66), Alexis Garcia-Kau (67), Breanne Garcia-Kau (67), Quinn Catlin-IS (72).