Besides a bit of windy weather, competition was in the air at Waikoloa Village.
It was really close in three of four events at a Big Island Interscholastic Federation golf meet Tuesday at the Robert Trend Jones Jr. designed course with the two medalists winning by a single shot.
Waiakea senior Andi Igawa fired a 5-over-par 77 to edge Hilo senior Amanda Loeffler by a stroke for the girls title in calm conditions with on-and-off showers. Both shot a 41 on the front nine; Igawa was a shot better with a 36 on the back nine.
The Vikings won the team title as Annie Sadamoto had an 89 and Kelsy Nishimura followed with a 93, good for a 260 stroke total, along with Loeffler’s second-place finish.
Waiakea was next with a 290 total and was followed by Kamehameha with a 310 total. Hilo has won two straight meets; Kamehameha seized the season-opener at Hilo Muni.
Igawa has pocketed three BIIF meets and Loeffler has finished second each time.
For the second straight time, Waiakea freshman Shon Katahira edged sophomore teammate Trevor Hirata for the boys title. Katahira went 36-37—73; Hirata was on his heels with a 2-over 38-36—74.
Hawaii Prep’s Luigi Balbo was third with a 76, followed by Kamehameha sophomore Preston Ching (76) and senior Cody Pereira (77).
Waiakea won the team title with a 318 stroke total; Chase Narimatsu carded an 85 and Brentson Kinoshita had an 86. Kamehameha was two strokes behind and in second at 320, followed by Makua Lani, 372; and St. Joseph, 506.
Hirata took the season-opener. Waiakea has won all three BIIF meets.
Andi Igawa, Waiakea, 77; Amanda Loeffler, Hilo, 78; Annie Sadamoto, Hilo, 89; Kelsy Nishimura, Hilo, 93; Shantel Antonio, Kamehameha, 94; Katie Jefferson, HPA, 98; Keely Kitamura, Waiakea, 101; Sunny Sakai, Hilo, 108; Karissa Komo, Makua Lani, 112; Alana Manuia, Kamehameha, 118; Taylor Pritchett, Kealakehe, 124; Takara Ditty, Kealakehe, 124; Maya Oshiro, Waiakea, 133
Hilo, 78-89-93—260; Waiakea, 77-101-112—290; Kamehameha, 94-98-118—310
Shon Katahira, Waiakea, 73; Trevor Hirata, Waiakea, 74; Luigi Baldo, HPA, 76; Preston Ching, Kamehameha, 76; Cody Pereira, Kamehameha, 77; Casey Nakatsu, Hilo, 79; Matthew Rosato, Makua Lani, 81; Brent Nikaitani, Konawaena, 81; Cody Hamane, Hilo, 83; Kalai Pomroy, Kamehameha, 83; Ahron Ah Chong, Kamehameha, 84; Luigi Remo, Kealakehe, 85; Chase Narimatsu, Waiakea, 85; Brentson Kinoshita, Waiakea, 86; Kaunaloa Ng, Makua Lani, 88; Josiah Lerback, Konawaena, 90; John Andrade, Kamehameha, 93; Dayaral Nakamoto, Kealakehe, 93; Cody Pinzon, Hilo, 95; Aidan Alcos, Makua Lani, 98; Brayden Teshima, Waiakea, 99; Kalani Alapai, Makua Lani, 105; Tanner Gray, Konawaena, 111; Edgar Barclay, 111; Jonathan Uhlmann, 111; Lazar Salvador-Smith, St. Joseph, 135; John Lindenau, St. Joseph, 149
Waiakea, 73-74-85-86—318; Kamehameha, 76-77-83-84—320; Makua Lani, 81-88-98-105—372; St. Joseph, 111-111-135-149—506