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Bridgestone Pro-Scratch event tees off

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The 10th annual Bridgestone Golf Pro-Scratch tournament opens Monday afternoon at Pearl Country Club. The tournament ends Tuesday, with golfers teeing off from 6:37 a.m.

Travis Toyama won in 2008 as an amateur, with Leland Lindsay, then won again last year after turning pro, with Wade Nakamura. Lindsay and Nakamura are playing together this year.

Kevin Hayashi and Elton Tanaka make up the only team that has won two titles. They will be playing again. Other teams include Brandan Kop and Oahu Country Club head pro Andrew Feldmann, Pearl pro Regan Lee with Army Invitational champ Todd Rego, Champions Tour member Dave Eichelberger with amateur E.J. MacNaughton, sponsor Del-Marc Fujita with Casey Nakama, Damien Jamila and Mark Takahama, and Jonathan Ota and Lance Taketa.

Professionals are playing for a $10,000 purse, and amateurs are competing for $4,000 in gift certificates. The tournament has a full field of 40 teams.

Makeover at Makaha

The course at Makaha Resort and Golf Club is in the midst of a $500,000 renovation. There is a new cart fleet, the seventh green has been repaired, and work on the driving range is under way.

Troon Golf will do a complete renovation of the Golf Shop, with work scheduled to start Dec. 1. Also, all on-course amenities will be replaced, with new flags and cups already in use. The two on-course restrooms are scheduled to be replaced before the end of the year. Makaha’s irrigation control system is also being replaced, with installation slated to begin Nov. 15.



» The annual Hawaii Golf Representatives Association Sample Sale will be from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 13 at the cafeteria at Washington Middle School (1633 S. King St.). Items for sale include golf shirts, shoes and equipment.


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