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Kāʻanapali Classic – Pro/Pro Championship Round 1 Results

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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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