BIIF golf: Uchida, Waiakea wahine flood top of leaderboard

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald K Kamehameha's Pono Yanagi watched Hilo High School's Riley Kaneshiro win the season-opening BIIF golf tournament, but since then Yanagi has grabbed medalist honors twice. He shot 70 on Monday at Hokulia.

The Waiakea girls golf depth overwhelmed the competition at the latest meet at Hokulia.

Four Warriors finished in the top four, but only three scores were needed for Waiakea to claim its third straight BIIF team meet on Monday at the Jack Nicklaus-designed course.


Sophomore Lacey Uchida won her second medalist title with a 6-over 78, freshmen Kiersten Saludares and Kailey Oki each shot an 80, and senior Tia Kualii carded an 82.

Waiakea was the only team and shot a 78-80-80—238 total.

Christian Liberty’s Jaeda Yamasaki shot an 83, and Hilo’s Chanelle Hwang had an 87.

Kamehameha senior Pono Yanagi fired a 2-under 70 to capture his second straight meet.

Teammate and sophomore Dillon Ah Chong was runner-up with a 75, Waiakea’s Riku Omata had a 76, and Kealakehe’s Ethan Jaehn was fourth with a 77.

Hilo senior Riley Kaneshiro and his cousin Ethan Hironaga each posted a 78.

Waiakea had a 76-81-84-85—326 total to take the team title. Hilo had a 78-78-85-89—330 total for second, and Kealakehe was third with a 77-80-89-103—349 total.

Girls scores

Lacey Uchida, Waiakea, 78

Kiersten Saludares, Waiakea, 80

Kailey Oki, Waiakea, 80

Tia Kualii, Waiakea, 82

Jaeda Yamasaki, CLA, 83

Chanelle Hwang, Hilo, 87

Ella Fischer, Konawaena, 100

Kara Nagato, Hilo, 112

Kayla Enanoria, Kamehameha, 114

Taylor Bailey, Konawaena, 115

Julie Hernandez, HPA, 132

Team scores

Waiakea, 78-80-80—238

Boys scores

Pono Yanagi, Kamehameha, 70

Dillon Ah Chong, Kamehameha, 75

Riku Omata, Waiakea, 76

Ethan Jaehn, Kealakehe, 77

Riley Kaneshiro, Hilo, 78

Ethan Hironaga, Hilo, 78

Titan Oshura, Kealakehe, 80

Isaiah Kanno, Waiakea, 81

Aiden Oki, Waiakea, 84

Aaron Castillo, Hilo, 85

Isaac Inouye, Waiakea, 85

Kobe Lorenzo, Kealakehe, 89

Jyson Breitbarth, Hilo, 89

Kobey Babas, Waiakea, 91

Emmitt Alcos, Makua Lani, 94

Yuga Tsuji, HPA, 97

Corbin Warmbier, Hilo, 101

Kaiden Lieto, Makua Lani, 102

James Kagawa, Kealakehe, 103

Matus Bobek, HPA, 104

Zach Vemuelon, HPA, 109

Teague Adams, Kamehameha, 110

Luke Ensey, HPA, 127

Daniel Mark, HPA, 127

Travis Chai-Andrade, Kamehameha, 142

Team scores

Waiakea, 76-81-84-85—326

Hilo, 78-78-85-89—330

Kealakehe, 77-80-89-103—349


Kamehameha, 70-75-110-142—397

HPA, 97-104-109-127—437

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