Hawaii Prep’s Andrew Paisley and Waiakea’s Ciera Min have plenty of room for error. Both senior golfers continued to pull away from the field at the Big Island Interscholastic Federation championships.
Paisley fired an even-par 72 on Tuesday at The Club of Hokulia to increase his lead to 10 strokes in what had figured to be a competitive boys field after a regular season that was marked by parity.
Instead, Paisley is separating from the pack.
He opened with a 67 on Sunday at Hualalai and was at 139 after two rounds, and the three-time BIIF runner-up can secure the title when the final round shifts to Mauna Kea Golf Course on Thursday.
Hilo’s Davin Yagi carded a 74 to net the second-best score of the day and moved into a second-place tie with Kealakehe’s Steve Kim (76). No other golfer was within 22 strokes of Paisley.
Min’s lead was even bigger.
The reigning BIIF champion started a bit sluggish with a 40 on the front nine, but she recovered to turn in a 76 that left her 12 shots in front of teammate Shaina Mizusawa (83). The Warriors’ Andi Igawa shot 83 as well and was another two shots back in third.
Tuesday at The Club at Hokulia
Ciera Min, Waiakea 69-76—145
Shaina Mizusawa, Waiakea 74-83—157
Andi Igawa, Waiakea 76-83—159
Amanda Loeffler, Hilo 90-92—182
Shantel Antonio, Kamehameha 91-96—187
Annie Sadamoto, Hilo 106-107—213
Kelsy Nishimura, Hilo 102-115—217
Healani Kaaihili, Kamehameha 113-112—225
Andrew Paisley, Hawaii Prep 67-72—139
Steve Kim, Kealakehe 73-76—149
Davin Yagi, Hilo 75-74—149
Hoeueu Greenwell, Konawaena 77-85—162
Evan Kasberg, Parker 85-80—165
Pono Ng, Makua Lani 80-85—165
Preston Ching, Kamehameha 78-88—166
Liam Tsue, Hilo 77-90—167
Trevor Hirata, Waiakea 78-89—167
Casey Nakatsu, Hilo 83-87—170
Luigi Balbo, Hawaii Prep 84-86—170
Max Elster, Parker 85-86—171
Ljuigi Remo, Kealakehe 87-85—172
Cody Pereira, Kamehameha 89-86—175
Josiah Lerback, Konawaena 92-83—175
Missed the cut
Joshua Kitagawa, Hilo, 80-97—177
Ahren Ah Chong, Kamehameha 86-92—178
Justin Macy, Hawaii Prep 88-92—180
Bram Paikuli, Kamehameha 95-86—181
Brentson Kinoshita, Waiakea 92-94—186
Eric Kagawa, Waiakea 92-97—189
Steven Kilkenny, Makua Lani 84-113—197
Aidan Alcos, Makua Lani 96-102—198
Note: Final round is 11 a.m. Thursday at Mauna Kea Golf Course.