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Jennie K. Wilson Invitational endures as Hawaii golf’s last women’s major

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    Seven players have won back-to-back Jennie K. Wilson Invitational titles in the tournament’s 68-year history. Mariel Galdiano watches her shot from the tee box on fourteenth hole during the final round of the 2015 Jennie K Golf Championship on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Mid-Pacific Country Club in Kailua. Galdiano set the tournament’s scoring record at 10 under par in 2014.

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    Seven players have won back-to-back Jennie K. Wilson Invitational titles in the tournament’s 68-year history. Moanalua High School’s Kristina Merkle, 16, teed off at the 11th (2nd course hole) hole during the Jennie K. Wilson Invitation held at Mid-Pacific Country Club on Saturday. Merkle has won the tournament for the past two years and led the champion flight division yesterday by a stroke and three under par.

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    Seven players have won back-to-back Jennie K. Wilson Invitational titles in the tournament’s 68-year history. Natsumi Nakanishi followed her putt on the 9th hole during the Jennie K. Wilson Invitational golf tournament held at the Mid-Pacific Country Club on Sunday. Nakanishi had a one-stroke victory over UH Manoa golfer Kaci Masuda.

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    Seven players have won back-to-back Jennie K. Wilson Invitational titles in the tournament’s 68-year history. Above, Anna (Umemura) Murata (1997-98), is one of the last four to accomplish the feat.

So much has changed about golf the last few decades. This week, at the 69th Jennie K. Wilson Invitational, we celebrate what has stayed the same. Read more

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