Tribune-Herald Athlete of the Week: Junior golfer Dillon Ah Chong

Dillon Ah Chong • golf

The Kamehameha junior took down heavy hitters by winning clutch holes en route to a runner-up finish at the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association match play championship.

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Ah Chong ousted Honolulu’s Toby Baladad, Marshall Kim Jr., the top seed, and Jake Sequin, the reigning HHSAA champion, each time by winning a 19th hole, en route to reaching the title match at Ka`anapali on Maui.

Ah Chong tried to rally Sunday on the back nine in the final before falling to Oahu’s Noah Koshi 2 and 1.

5 questions

Favorite movie: Benchwarmers

Favorite foods: Poke

Favorite athlete: Tom Brady

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Favorite thing about golf: Traveling

Favorite spot on Big Island: Leleiwi Beach Park

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