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Pearl Open gets to say goodbye to 'Shacho'

By Ann Miller

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 07, 2013

~~<p>When the 35th Hawaii Pearl Open kicks off Friday it will be as full of the unexpected as ever. That has come to be expected.</p>
<p>One of the rare constants will be missing. Tsugio Ogata, Pearl Country Club's president &mdash; reverently known as &quot;Shacho&quot; &mdash; died in May. He handed the check to 2012 champ Jun Won Park a year ago, as he had 33 previous years, never letting anyone here know he was suffering from colon cancer.</p>
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When the 35th Hawaii Pearl Open kicks off Friday it will be as full of the unexpected as ever. That has come to be expected.

One of the rare constants will be missing. Tsugio Ogata, Pearl Country Club's president — reverently known as "Shacho" — died in May. He handed the check to 2012 champ Jun Won Park a year ago, as he had 33 previous years, never letting anyone here know he was suffering from colon cancer. Login for more...



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