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Fink heads OCC tourney

David Fink returns to the site of his 2010 Manoa Cup championship today when the 47th annual Oahu Country Club Invitational tees off.

Fink, an OCC member and ‘Iolani graduate, will be a redshirt freshman on the Oregon State golf team this fall. He won the state’s match-play championship at OCC in June.

Lorens Chan, an ‘Iolani junior, will defend his OCC title. He became the tournament’s youngest champion last year, winning at age 14. He closed with a 66 for a 13-shot victory, the largest margin of victory in the history of the event.

Other past champions in this year’s field are Brandan Kop (1998), Jonathan Ota (2004) and Merv Matsumoto (2003).

There are 50 players in the open division and 40 more in the senior division (55-older). Seniors compete today and tomorrow and the open division finishes Saturday afternoon.


Hawaii team fourth

Hawaii’s team took fourth in the 42nd Eddie Hogan Cup last weekend. The 12-team junior championship was at Riverside Golf and Country Club in Portland, Ore.

Southern California won with a score of 5-under-par 427. Hawaii was 18 shots back.

Lorens Chan tied for fourth individually at 71–146. He was five shots out of first. Aaron Kunitomo (73–149) tied for 11th and was followed by Justin Keiley (76–152) and Scotty Yamashita (83–157).


Hearn triumphs

Teaching pro John Hearn won the local Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship, run concurrently with the national qualifier at Ko Olina. Hearn, who is not eligible for the national event because of his classification, closed with a 2-under 70. He won by two shots over Shawn McCauley (73–149). Hearn collected $1,125. Jordan Thomas (73–150) was third.


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