Andrew Paisley and Ciera Min got off to scorching starts Sunday at Hualalai, taking sizeable leads after the first round of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation golf championships.
Paisley, a Hawaii Prep senior looking to finally break through after finishing BIIF runner-up the past three seasons, fired a 67 and was six shots clear of Kealakehe’s Steve Kim.
Min, a Waiakea senior, carded a 69 and led by as five shots as she tries to defend her title.
Just like the regular season, Warriors golfers separated from the pack. Shaina Mizusawa, the 2011 winner, shot a 74 and Andi Igawa was another two shots back.
The second round tees off 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Club at Hokulia, and the final round is Thursday at Mauna Kea.
Paisley was a two-time winner during the regular season, as was Hilo Davin Yagi, who was in third place after a 75.
Konawaena’s Hoeueu Greenwell (77) and Hilo Liam Tsue (77) rounded out the top five.
First round Sunday at Hualalai
Ciera Min, Waiakea 35-34—69
Shaina Mizusawa, Waiakea 37-37—74
Andi Igawa, Waiakea 38-38—76
Amanda Loeffler, Hilo 47-43—90
Shantel Antonio, Kamehameha 44-47—91
Kelsy Nishimura, Hilo 49-53—102
Annie Sadamoto, Hilo 52-54—106
Healani Kaaihili, Kamehameha 63-48—113
Andrew Paisley, Hawaii Prep 33-34—67
Steve Kim, Kealakehe 39-34—73
Davin Yagi, Hilo 38-37—75
Hoeueu Greenwell, Konawaena 37-40—77
Liam Tsue, Hilo 39-38—77
Preston Ching, Kamehameha 39-39—78
Trevor Hirata, Waiakea 40-38—78
Joshua Kitagawa, Hilo 39-41—80
Pono Ng, Makua Lani 39-41—80
Casey Nakatsu, Hilo 42-41—83
Luigi Balbo, Hawaii Prep 46-38—84
Steven Kilkenny, Makua Lani 40-44—84
Max Elster, Parker 47-38—85
Evan Kasberg, Parker 43-42—85
Ahren Ah Chong, Kamehameha 51-35—86
Cody Hamane, Hilo 44-43—87
Luigi Remo, Kealakehe 44-43—87
Justin Macy, HPA 44-44—88
Cody Pereira, Kamehameha 46-43—89
Eric Kagawa, Waiakea 49-43—92
Brentson Kinoshita, Waiakea 50-42—92
Josiah Lerback, Konawaena 46-46—92
Bram Paikuli, Kamehameha 49-46—95
Aidan Alcos, Makua Lani 50-46—96
Missed the cut
Ryan Vazquez, HPA 53-44—97
Robby Omija, Konawaena 53-50—103
Coby Iida, Waiakea 49-55—104
Brant Yamamoto, Konawaena 55-57—112
Note: Second round of 54-hole championships tees off 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Club at Hokulia