John Oda of Honolulu poses for a photo after winning the 65th annual Mid-Pacific Open. Andrew Lee | Special to HSRN

Honolulu-native John Oda wins 65th annual Mid-Pacific Open

BY MICHAEL LASQUERO | HSRN
PUBLISHED APRIL 29, 2024

KAILUA — One year after coming in second place, John Oda is now the latest winner of the Mid-Pacific Open.

The Honolulu-native took home the grand prize of $15,000 by winning the professional flight of the 65th annual Mid-Pacific Open at the Mid-Pacific Country Club on Sunday.

Oda was consistent in the four-day tournament, posting scores of three under par in every round to finish with a score of 276 in the 72-hole competition.

Derek Chinen of Kaneohe won the championship flight after needing to win playoff hole to fend off James Whitworth and Katsuhiro Yamashita. The trio were tied with a score of 296 after four rounds.

Jose Elizaga of Honolulu won the A-Flight with a score of 331 while Ernest Barrett III won the B-Flight with a score of 340.

Casey Nakama won the senior professional tournament while Brandon Kop won the senior amateur competition.