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Team Hawaii, 2014 JAC


Via Canadian Junior Golf Association:

Hawaii Declared Champions at 42nd Junior America’s Cup

Vancouver, British Columbia (July 31, 2014) - Golfers participating in the 42nd Junior America’s Cup were faced with sunny skies again at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club as they entered the third and final round of this year’s tournament. The Shaughnessy course really challenged the players each day as they all battled to take home the title. Hawaii team members were able to read the greens and master the course to be declared champions and take home the title.

Hawaii sat in first place after completing round two with a two day combined total of 450 only one stroke ahead of second place.  With a one-stroke lead Hawaii took to the course knowing that they had to start the round with a bang to secure their lead. The team started off a little shaky as the team created only three birdies throughout the front nine.  Although they started off shaky team Hawaii stayed focused and were able to pick up their game throughout the back nine to finish today off with a total score of 235.

British Columbia 1 found them one point behind the leader heading into the third round, with the win so close British Columbia took to the course feel confident, focused and relaxed.  Although they started out strong with Jordan Lu of Vancouver, British Columbia on a hot streak birdying 4 of his first nine holes, the team just couldn’t hold on to the momentum entering the back nine.

Shawn Lu from Honolulu, Hawaii took home the Sally Pini trophy as he finished first in the medalist category. Lu played a very consecutive three rounds with his lowest score coming out in round three carding 70, which gave him a three-day total of 215. Although the course played tough Lu hit the green in regulation and was able to make some good putts to stay in the lead. Justin Suh for San Jose, California placed second in the medalist category scoring 218 over three rounds leaving him only 3 strokes out of first place. Cole Madey from West Linn, Oregon and Jamie Cheatham from Rancho Santa Fe, California both finished in third scoring 222 over three rounds.


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2013 TOC Winners

Kihei, Hawaii, December 15, 2013 —The HSJGA concluded the final round of the  Michelle Wie HSJGA Tournament of Champions at Wailea Golf Club – Emerald Course, this past weekend.

2013 Champions

Boys 7-10: Isaiah Kanno, Hilo

Girls 7-10: Minny Byun, Honolulu

Boys 11-12: Taylor John McGerity, Honolulu

Girls 11-12: Allysha Mae Mateo, Mililani

Boys 13-14: Shon Katahira, Hilo

Girls 13-14: Alanis Sakuma, Kapolei

Boys 15-18: Ariel Elftman-Hanson, Wailuku

Girls 15-18: Kaci Masuda, Honolulu

Ji Hae Lee of Honolulu made her 5th career Hole-In-One on the Par 3, 16th Hole (150 yards) during the first round.

Michelle Wie traveled to Maui and was present during the two-day tournament.  Her fundraising campaign has raised over $9,000 for the HSJGA!  She donated her time, collectibles, and donated $10,000.00 on top of her campaign drive.  Her efforts will ensure Hawaii’s junior golfers continue to experience “first class” competitions and opportunities.

Along with title sponsor and tournament host, Michelle Wie, we give a special mahalo to Wailea Golf Club for their generous and continued support, which allows the HSJGA to showcase many bright and talented young golfers!  Wailea Golf Club was also the proud sponsor of the 2012 Girls’ Junior America’s Cup, 2013 Junior America’s Cup and 11 year host of the MW HSJGA Tournament of Champions.

The Michelle Wie HSJGA Tournament of Champions is the final tournament of the 2013 HSJGA Season and was the determining factor for the selection of the Acura of Honolulu Pro-Junior Skills Challenge at Waialae Country Club on Tuesday, January 7 at 2:45 pm.  The five (5) lucky participants that earned spots to the 2014 Acura of Honolulu Pro-Junior Skills Challenge are: John Oda, Tyler Munetake, Ariel Elftman-Hanson, Zoey Akagi-Bustin and Kaci Masuda.

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October 29th, 2013


2013 Asia Pacific Junior Cup


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Mark your calendars! The Michelle Wie HSJGA Tournament of Champions is confirmed for December 13-15 at Wailea Golf Club – Emerald Course.  An end of the year banquet will commence Friday evening, December 13 at the Makena Beach Resort Ballroom followed by two rounds of golf on Saturday and Sunday, December 14-15.

This tournament is invite only.  Invitations will be sent directly to qualifiers prior to the open of registration.  The field will be comprised of the STATE winners or medalists (first place ties unless otherwise stated in the Tournament Description) and STATE age group winners (and first place ties).  For more information, please see page 37-38 of the HSJGA Handbook.

Deadline to register is November 6 @ 5:00 pm HST.

2013 Junior America’s Cup

July 30 – August 1, 2013

Hosted by Wailea Golf Club, Maui, Hawaii

Congratulations Team San Diego and Sally Pini Award Winner Jonah Texiera (Individual Medalist)


National teams

June 25th, 2013

Good luck to our Hawaii Teams!

L-R: Spencer Dunaway, PJ Samiere, Keegan Loo & Shawn Lu

Captain Rick Castillo, PGA

Junior America’s Cup

Hosted by the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association & Wailea Golf Club

July 29 – August 1


L-R: Kristen Le, Zoey Akagi-Bustin, Keilyn Ing and Kaci Masuda

Captain Cathy Torchiana

Girls’ Junior America’s Cup

University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course

July 29 -31

L-R: Kyle Suppa, John Oda, Colby Takushi & Ariel Elftman-Hanson

Captain Larry Keil, PGA

Eddie Hogan Cup

Riverside Golf & Country Club, Portland, Oregon

August 10-12


L-R: Ji Hae Lee, Alanis Sakuma (missing Aiko Leong & Mari Nishiura)

Captain Brenda Rego, PGA

Mary Cave Cup

Sycuan Golf Resort, El Cajon, California

August 6-8



January 17th, 2013

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