Jasmine Wong wins first individual girls golf title for ‘Iolani; Punahou girls take home 13th team state championship

Jasmine Wong wins first individual girls golf title for ‘Iolani; Punahou girls take home 13th team state championship

‘Iolani’s Jasmine Wong poses for a photo after becoming the first-ever individual girls golf champion. Andrew Lee | HHSAA

Jasmine Wong wins first individual girls golf title for ‘Iolani; Punahou girls take home 13th team state championship

BY MICHAEL LASQUERO | HSRN
PUBLISHED MAY 9, 2024

Jasmine Wong etched her name in the history books.

The ‘Iolani Raider became the first-ever individual girls golf state champion after taking home top honors in the David Ishii State Championships at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course Wednesday afternoon.

Wong was one of three players that had the lowest score in round one while hitting par in round two to secure the win with a score of two over par.

She edged Punahou’s Jessica Lee and Nicole Ikeda by one and two strokes respectively to take gold.

The Buffanblu won their 13th state team title however, which all came in 2007 and after. Lee, Ikeda and Sydney Fuke all hit under par for Punahou in round two as they placed three in the top five and six in the top 20.

Waiakea repeats as state boys golf champion, Seabury Hall’s Tyler Loree wins individual title

Waiakea repeats as state boys golf champion, Seabury Hall’s Tyler Loree wins individual title

The Waiakea boys golf team pose for a photo after winning the school’s second straight state title, the program’s 13th overall. Andrew Lee | HHSAA

Waiakea repeats as state boys golf champion, Seabury Hall’s Tyler Loree wins individual title

BY MICHAEL LASQUERO | HSRN
PUBLISHED MAY 2, 2024

Back-to-back for the Waiakea boys golf team.

The Warriors repeated as the David Ishii/HHSAA Boys Golf team champion Wednesday afternoon at Kaneohe Klipper to win the program’s 13th state title in school history.

Waiakea had a five shot advantage over Moanalua and Punahou, who tied for second place.

Seabury Hall’s Tyler Loree won the individual title with a score of 141 through the tournament’s two rounds. It was his three under par performance in round one that helped secure the title as he hit par in round two to seal the win. 

Kahuku’s Keola Silva Jr. came in second place with a four under par performance in round two that helped him rise the leaderboards. Silva was the only player to hit under par in round two.

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

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

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.