Igawa shines again, but Hilo ends Waiakea’s run
Andi Igawa made it 5 for 5, but it wasn’t enough to keep Hilo from ending Waiakea’s lengthy reign atop Big Island Interscholastic Federation girls golf.
The Vikings’ Amanda Loeffler tied for second, and teammates Kelsy Nishimura and Annie Sadamoto tied for fifth Wednesday at Waikoloa Kings’ Course as Hilo clinched the BIIF team title, breaking the Warriors’ 10-year stranglehold on the crown.
Igawa, a senior and two-time BIIF runner-up, earned medalist honors for the fifth time this season, carding an 8-over 80 amid windy conditions.
Loeffler was 11 strokes back along with Kamehameha’s Shantel Antonio. Hawaii Prep’s Katie Jefferson (98) was the only other female golfer in double digits, while Nishimura and Sadamoto were at 104 as Hilo finished five shots ahead of Kamehameha.
On the boys side, Waiakea sophomore Trevor Hirata fired a 3-over 75, pocketing his second straight victory and third of the season. Hirata was six strokes clear the rest of the crowded leaderboard.
Kamehameha’s Preston Ching (81) was second, while Hilo’s Casey Nakatsu (82), Kamehameha’s Cody Pereira (83) and Hilo’s Cody Yamane (84) rounded out the top five.
At 85 was Waiakea’s Shon Katahira, who owns the other two victories this season.
The regular season winds down April 16 with a stop at Kohanaiki Golf & Ocean Club, and the three-round BIIF championships tee off April 20 with 18 holes at Hualalai Resort.
Team: Hilo, 91-104-104—299; Kamehameha, 91-105-108—304; Waiakea, 80-115-137—332
Andi Igawa, Waiakea 41-39 —80
Amanda Loeffler, Hilo 46-45—91
Shantel Antonio, Kamehameha 45-46—91
Katie Jefferson, HPA 44-54—98
Kelsy Nishimura, Hilo 51-53—104
Annie Sadamoto, Hilo 47-57—104
Healani Kaaihili, Kamehameha 44-61—105
Sunny Sakai, Hilo 53-53—106
Alana Manuia, Kamehameha 60-48—108
Keely Kitamura, Waiakea 62-53—115
Taylor Pritchett, Kealakehe 62-54—116
Maya Oshiro, Waiakea 64-73—137
Shania Rapoza, Waiakea 75-84—159
Mio Ebihara, St. Joseph 77-85—162
Team: Kamehameha 81-83-86-97—347; Waiakea 75-85-95-98—353; Hilo 82-84-94-107—367; Makua Lani 95-99-100-017—401; St. Joseph 119-120-137-139— 515
Trevor Hirata, Waiakea 38-37—75
Preston Ching, Kamehameha 36-45—81
Casey Nakatsu, Hilo 38-43—82
Cody Pereira, Kamehameha 38-45—83
Cody Hamane, Hilo 43-41—84
Shon Katahira, Waiakea 44-41—85
Ahren Ah Chong, Kamehameha 40-46—86
Luigi Balbo, HPA 45-42—87
Luigi Remo, Kealakehe 41-46—87
Brent Nikaitani, Konawaena 40-48—88
Brant Yamamoto, Konawaena 43-48—91
Josiah Lerback, Konawaena 44-48—92
Cody Pinzon, Hilo 49-45—94
Matthew Rosato, Makua Lani 44-51—95
Eric Kagawa, Waiakea 52-43—95
Bram Paikuli, Kamehameha 47-50—97
Chase Narimatsu, Waiakea 50-48—98
Kaunaloa Ng, Makua Lani 48-51—99
Miller White, HPA 49-51—100
Kalani Alapai, Makua Lani 54-46—100
Brentson Kinoshita, Waiakea 50-52—102
John Andrade, Kamehameha 50-55—105
Dayral Nakamoto, Kealakehe 55-51—106
Spencer Bento, Hilo 50-57—107
Aidan Alcos, Makua Lani 52-55—107
Jonathan Uhlmann, St. Joseph 56-63—119
Edgar Barclay, St. Joseph 54-66—120
John Lindenau, St. Joseph 70-67—137
Lazar Salvador-Smith, St. Joseph 82 67 139
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