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Rain pushes Sony qualifying back

Rain closed Waialae Country Club yesterday, pushing the Sony Open in Hawaii amateur qualifier back a week. The 12 amateurs who made the John A. Burns Challenge Cup amateur team will play for one spot in the PGA Tour’s first full-field event of the season.

The qualifier was scheduled to start at 9 a.m. yesterday. The four threesomes are now scheduled to go out starting at 9 a.m. Monday. The field includes University of Hawaii junior TJ Kua, Jonathan Ota, Brandan Kop and Iolani sophomore Lorens Chan, who have all played in the Sony.

The Sony Open in Hawaii is Jan. 13-16 at Waialae.

 

Isagawa leads at Kaanapali

Baldwin senior Cassy Isagawa fired a 5-under-par 67 to highlight the first round of the U.S. Kids Golf Kaanapali Hawaiian Classic yesterday. Isagawa, the 2010 Junior PGA champion, had six birdies and an eagle on the Royal Course. She leads the Girls 15-18 division by 13 shots.

Kahului’s Kyeton Littel-Kamimoto leads the Boys 15-18 division after shooting a 1-under 71. Other first-round leaders from Hawaii are Aneka Seumanutafa, Zoey Akagi-Bustin, Kirsten Ishikawa, Kimberlie Miyamoto and Torin Dezzani.

 

Hubbard wins in Canary Islands

Kauai’s Jeff Hubbard defeated Diego Cabrera in the Wild Wild Wave El Fronton Invitational bodyboarding contest final in the Canary Islands yesterday.

"I’m so happy," said the 35-year-old Hubbard. "So stoked. Can’t image that I actually won that contest. It’s a dream to win a contest like this in heavy waves and in a competitive field like this. This is as big as my Pipeline victory."

 

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