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Rediscovering their love for the game


    Joe Phengsavath, above left, turned pro in his 20s but got his amateur status back eight months ago, seeking it in part because of injuries suffered after getting hit by a car while riding a bike. Phengsavath, inset, is now 42. Anna Umemura Murata, who turned pro after graduating from Tennessee, lost her spirit for the game when her father died after a fall in 2004. Murata, inset, is now 38.

For 109 years now, the Manoa Cup has been a memorable part of Hawaii’s rich golf history. What better venue for the long awaited return of Anna Umemura Murata and Joe Phengsavath to competition? Read more

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