Hilo’s Ciera Min and Honolulu’s Alice Kim teamed up to win the Mary Cave Cup yesterday, at Sycuan Resort in El Cajon, Calif. Hawaii’s two teams finished first and third, with a team from Southern California in between.
The event is a 36-hole, four-ball format with trophies being awarded to the top two of 16 teams, from seven Western states.
Kim and Min combined for eight birdies in Thursday’s opening-round 65. They came back with a 69 yesterday for a final score of 10-under-par 134. That was three shots better than Southern California No. 1.
Hawaii’s other team — Marissa Chow and Hee Sue Condry — shared third at 139 with Southern California No. 2 and Northern California No. 2. Chow and Condry opened with a 67 but shot even par yesterday.
Min (69-75–144), Condry (72-77–149) and Chow (72-79–151) all finished in the top five, while Kim (74-81–155) tied for 11th. The medalist was Northern California’s Hannah Suh, at 71–143.
Min placed seventh earlier this summer at the 42nd Trusted Choice Big "I" National Championship, in New Jersey. Kim was 12th. Two weeks ago, Hawaii captured its first Girls Junior America’s Cup championship since 1992.
The 42nd Eddie Hogan Cup, a four-man team format for players between the ages of 15 and 17, starts tomorrow at Riverside Country Club, in Portland. Hawaii finished second last year. This year’s team is Justin Keiley — last year’s medalist — and Lorens Chan, Aaron Kunitomo and Scotty Yamashita.
The Mary Cave Cup results published earlier this week were incorrect.