POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 21, 2010
Hawaii 19-year-old Tadd Fujikawa shot a second-round 69 yesterday to remain fourth in the PGA Tour Q-School's first stage at The Club at Irish Creek, in Kannapolis, N.C.
Fujikawa is at 5-under-par 137 for the 72-hole qualifier, which has 77 players.
At Dayton, Nev., Leilehua and Hawaii-Hilo alum Nick Mason dropped into a tie for 33rd. Mason shot a second-round 71 and is at 3-under 141 at Dayton Valley Country Club. He was 3-over for the day after his first eight holes.
At the weather-delayed first stage in Santee, Calif., Maui's Samuel Cyr finished his first-round 73, then went right back out and fired a 7-under 65 yesterday. He is second among the 17 players who have finished two rounds. Former Pearl and Hawaii State Open champ Jesse Mueller, from Arizona, opened with a 69 but did not finish his second round.
The top 23 and ties from each of the three events advance to second stage next month. Hawaii will host its first PGA Q-School first stage next week at Turtle Bay.
First Tee of Hawaii will host the Larry Chun Memorial Golf Fundraiser on Nov. 12 at Barbers Point. Format is four-person scramble with no handicaps and the field is limited to 15 teams. Cost is $100. The First Tee program has 400 participants on three islands. For information on the tournament and sponsorship, call Ken Zitz at 808-478-3466.
Johnny Eusebio, PGA golf operations manager at the Waikoloa Beach Resort's Kings' & Beach Courses, and Hawaii State Junior Golf Association president Mary Bea Porter-King will be guests on the Emily T Gail Show at 6 p.m. Sunday on 850-AM in Hilo and 790-AM in Kona.
They will discuss the HSJGA's Asia Pacific Junior Cup, which will be Nov. 11-14 at the Kings' Course. The tournament brings together the top juniors from Hawaii and Asia/Pacific for a Ryder Cup-style event. The tournament benefits HSJGA and the Waikoloa Foundation.