Payne, Brand into main draw at Pipe Masters

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Maui’s Dusty Payne stalls in the barrel during Friday’s Pipe Invitational on Oahu. Payne went on to win the event, earning a spot in the Pipe Masters main draw along with runner-up finisher, Benji Brand. The Pipe Masters had a lay day on Saturday with a potential start today.

Friday featured the Men’s Pipe Invitational, an event that completed the main draw for the year’s final Championship Tour contest. Two top finishers in the 32-surfer field made their way into the Pipe Masters bracket, now with a chance at the year’s most prestigious contest win.