Kāʻanapali Classic – Pro/Pro Championship Round 1 Results

June 18, 2017, 6:34 AM HST · Updated June 18, 6:34 AM

A total of 30 teams competed in round one of the 2017 Kāʻanapali Classic – Pro/Pro Championship held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Royal Ka’anapali Course (par 71).

Defending champions, Alex Omer and Alex Chiarella are tied for the lead after round one at 63 (-8). Alex Omer hasn’t played in any professional tournaments since their win last year. Todd Rego and TJ Kua are T1 with them, with Elliot Gouveia and Eric Dugas in third place at 64 (-7) after Saturday’s round.


    Alex Chiarella of Maui said, “Our strategy going into today was to give ourselves two looks at birdies on every hole. Omer always tees it up first for us and he hits his drive really well – he gets it in the fairway a lot and allows me to be aggressive with my drive.”

    “We got off to a bit of a slow start today, scrambling a bit (started on the back nine, shotgun start) but by the time we played the front nine, we hit a groove and started playing really well. When we got to the first hole (par 5), the winds had switched on us and it was actually playing down wind (kona),” said Chiarella. “Omer cut the corner a bit over the water and had a 6 iron to the green and put it right in the middle, giving him a fair chance at eagle. I hit a pretty good drive and then had an 8-iron to the green. Omer’s approach shot onto the green allowed me to be more aggressive and I knocked my shot to about four feet of the pin. I was able to sink the downhill right to left putt for the eagle.”

    The Final Round will be played at 7 a.m. today, Sunday, June 18, 2017.

    2017 Ka’anapali Classic: Pro-Pro Championship
    Royal Ka’anapali Course, Par 71 Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Rank Team Scores (RD1)

    T1 63 Alex Chiarella
    Alex Omer, Maui
    T1 63 Todd Rego, Pearl Country Club
    TJ Kua, Aloha Golf Center
    3 64 Eric Dugas PGA, Makena Golf & Beach Club
    Elliot Gouveia PGA, Makena Golf & Beach Club
    T4 65 David Braxton PGA, Maui Nui Golf Club
    Kyle Hayashi
    T4 65 Corey Kozuma, Top Dawgs Golf Academy
    Ryan Nagata
    T6 66 Henry Park PGA, Makena Golf & Beach Club
    Cory Oride
    T6 66 Kevin Shimomura PGA, Ko Olina Golf Club
    David Havens PGA, The Havens Experience
    T8 67 John Hearn PGA, Oahu Country Club
    Kevin Ralbovsky PGA, KMR School of Golf
    T8 67 Ryan Michimoto PGA, Aloha Section PGA
    Dawn Kaneshiro, Kapalua Bay Course
    T8 67 Justin Newsome
    Brent Grant, Navy Marine GC
    T8 67 Juan Rodriguez PGA, Nanea Golf Club
    Hunter Larson, Kohanaiki
    T12 68 Ben Hongo PGA, Kapalua Golf Academy
    Doug Bohn PGA, Kapalua Bay Course
    T12 68 Paul Ito PGA, Aloha Section PGA
    Steve Murphy PGA, Princeville Prince Course
    T12 68 Spencer Shishido, Pearl Country Club
    Shane Hoshin
    T12 68 Lance Taketa PGA, Hilo Municipal Golf Course
    Brandon Nahale PGA, Waialae Country Club
    T12 68 Jay Taise PGA, Hapuna Golf & Beach Club
    Scott Bridges PGA, Four Seasons Hualalai
    T17 69 David Gerkin, Kahili Golf Course
    Andre Bedard, Kahili Golf Course
    T17 69 Kellan Anderson PGA, Aloha Section PGA
    Jason Jakovac, Hoakalei Country Club
    T17 69 Chris Shimomura, Kapalua Bay Course
    Roscoe Branch, Kaanapali Golf Courses
    T20 70 Ryan Cancino PGA, Kapalua Plantation
    Dillon Soldwisch, Kapalua Plantation Course
    T20 70 Rick Castillo PGA, The King Kamehameha Golf Club
    Joey Castillo PGA, Ping Golf, Inc.
    T20 70 Lee Sakugawa, Waiehu Golf Course
    Johnathan Galarita, Kapalua Plantation Course
    T20 70 Richad Sung PGA, Ko Olina Golf Club
    Andrew Ka-ne, Ko Olina Golf Club
    T20 70 Glenn Tamagawa, Puakea Golf Course
    Chad Dusenberry PGA, Poipu Bay Golf Course
    T20 70 Sutee Nitakorn PGA, Kaanapali Golf Courses
    Stephen Arendt PGA, Kapalua Plantation Course
    26 71 Eddie Lee PGA, Wailea Golf Academy
    Renee Lee PGA, Wailea Golf Academy
    T27 72 Chris Armanini PGA, Kapalua Teaching Academy
    Chris Black
    T27 72 Rodney Acia PGA, Hilo Municipal Golf Course
    Lee Hardy PGA, Hilo Municipal Golf Course
    29 75 Mark Seki PGA, Aloha Section PGA
    Duane Otte PGA, Mauna Kea Resort
    30 76 Hayden Williamson, Maui Nui Golf Club
    Joseph Wood

    Alex Omer at the #12 tee. PC: Kāʻanapali Golf Courses

    Alex Chiarella at the #12 tee. PC: Kāʻanapali Golf Courses

    Elliot Gouveia at the #10 green PC: Kāʻanapali Golf Courses

    TJ Kua at the #8 tee. PC: Kāʻanapali Golf Courses



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