UHH men’s golfers hang tough on Kauai
University of Hawaii at Hilo men’s golf coach Earl Tamiya just wants to avoid the cellar, and so far he has his wish at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate.
The Vulcans were 16th out of 17 teams after the first round Wednesday at Wailua Golf Course in Kauai, one shot ahead of Hawaii.
UHH’s Kyeton Littel and Dalen Yamauchi were tied for 40th at 2-over 74. Arizona’s Erik Oja carded a 64 and held a three-shot advantage.
California set the pace in the team race with a 10-under 278. UHH was 20 strokes back in a Division I tournament that it’s using as a tuneup for the rest of its Division II season.
“We did OK,” Tamiya said. “We want to get better and make progress, and I saw that today.”
Corey Kozuma drew five penalty shots in his round and wound up at 3-over, as did Chris Shimomura. Christian Agosto was at 7-over. Nick Matsushima didn’t count toward UHH’s scored and carded a 77.
Arizona (285), Texas A&M (286), BYU (287) and New Mexico (288) rounded out the top five. Tournament host Hawaii has two teams in the field. The “B” team was at 296, while the “A” team was in at 299.
Senior Nainoa Calip, a Kamehameha-Hawaii graduate, finished at 1-over for the “A” team.
Rules for posting comments
Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Oahu Publishing Inc. or this newspaper. This is a public forum.
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content but the newspaper is under no obligation to do so. Comment posters are solely responsible under the Communications Decency Act for comments posted on this Web site. Oahu Publishing Inc. is not liable for messages from third parties.
IP and email addresses of persons who post are not treated as confidential records and will be disclosed in response to valid legal process.
Do not post:
- Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
- Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
- Copyrighted materials of any sort without the express permission of the copyright holder.
- Personal attacks, insults or threats.
- The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
- Comments unrelated to the story.
If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon below the comment.