BIIF golf: Kamehameha’s Yanagi fires 70, pockets Waikoloa tournament

Kamehameha senior Pono Yanagi shot a 2-under 70 on Tuesday to capture the BIIF meet at the Waikoloa Kings course.

Hilo’s Riley Kaneshiro and Kealakehe’s Ethan Jaehn each shot a 72 to tie for runner-up. Hilo junior Ethan Hironaga and Waiakea junior Isaiah Kanno each fired a 74 to finish four strokes back.


Behind Kanno’s 74, Aiden Oki’s 79, Kobey Babas’ 83, and Scott Igawa’s 85, Waiakea pocketed its second straight team title with a 321 total. Hilo was second at 363.

For the girls, Waiakea sophomore Lacey Uchida won in her first appearance with a 2-over 74, edging Hilo’s Chanelle Hwang, who finished one stroke behind with a 75.

With Uchida, 74, Waiakea’s Elle Otani shot an 82, and Jillian Mitsuda had an 85 to help the Warriors seize their second straight team title with a 241 total.

Waiakea’s depth showed with Keirsten Saludares’ 77 and Kailey Oki’s 80. Both freshmen competed on the junior varsity level.

Boys results



Pono Yanagi, Kamehameha, 70

Riley Kaneshiro, Hilo, 72

Ethan Jaehn, Kealakehe, 72

Ethan Hironaga, Hilo, 74

Isaiah Kanno, Waiakea, 74

Dillon Ah Chong, Kamehameha, 79

Aiden Oki, Waiakea, 79

Kobey Babas, Waiakea, 83

Scott Igawa, Waiakea, 85

Isaac Inouye, Waiakea, 86

Emmitt Alcos, Makua Lani, 91

Kobe Lorenzo, Kealakehe, 92

James Kagawa, Kealakehe, 94

Matus Bobek, HPA, 98

Teague Adams, Kamehameha, 99

Corbin Warmbier, Hilo, 101

Kaiden Lieto, Makua Lani, 102

Jason Breitbarth, Hilo, 116

Team scores

Waiakea, 74-79-83-85—321

Hilo, 72-74-101-1116—363

Girls results

Lacey Uchida, Waiakea, 74

Chanelle Hwang, Hilo, 75

Elle Otani, Waiakea, 82

Jaeda Yamasaki, Christian Liberty, 84

Jillian Mitsuda, Waiakea, 85

Megan Nakamoto, Waiakea, 93

Kara Nagato, Hilo, 100

Kayla Enanoria, Kamehameha, 113

Emma Faumauina, St. Joseph, 120

Alexis Hata, Kamehameha, 128


Team scores

Waiakea, 74-82-85—241

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