Shawn Lu took seventh in the Boys 10-11 division to lead Hawaii qualifiers at the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships, which ended Monday at PGA National Resort and Spa, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Lu shot rounds of 80-78–73 for a 231 total and finished 16 strokes out of first. Kyosuke Hara, also from Honolulu, tied for 11th at 78-81-76–235.
Moanalua High’s Eimi Koga (74-71-83–228) tied for ninth in the Girls 14-15s, with Lisa Kang (80-74-79–233) tying for 15th.
A week earlier, at the Oahu Junior Golf Association’s Pearl Junior Open, Lu shot a final-round 72 and finished second, two shots behind Sian Rogers (77–151) in the Boys 11-12s. Kang (82–158) won the Girls 13-14s by three shots.
Other Hawaii scores
Boys 14-15: T11, John Oda (Honolulu) 77-74-75–226 and Pono Tokioka (Lihue) 77-76-73–226. Boys 12-13: T16, Kyle Suppa (Honolulu) 80-71-74-225, T19, Jino Sohn (Honolulu) 75-75-77-227. Girls 12-13: 23, Keilyn Ing (Honolulu) 82-88-84_254.
PEARL JUNIOR OPEN
Boys 10-under: Ryker Moriwaki 80-75-155. Girls 10-under: Malia Nam 75-78-153. Girls 11-12: Mariel Galdiano 74-73-147. Boys 13-14: Jino Sohn 73-74-147; Boys 15-18: Seungjae Maeng 69-76-145. Girls 15-18: Margaret Min 77-79–156.