Maui sports: Sentry Tournament; Pickleball tournament; 7-on-7 Hawaii Flag Football League
Tyler Duncan became the final player to qualify for the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions; Maui Pukaball will hold a pickleball tournament and clinics; CrossFit Maui’s 22nd annual 7-on-7 Hawaii Flag Football League is currently accepting teams.
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Duncan final player to qualify for Sentry Tournament
KAPALUA >> With his maiden PGA Tour victory, Tyler Duncan became the final player to join the other 41 winners to qualify for the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions, while Brendon Todd picked up his second victory of the calendar year. Winning on the PGA Tour is the only way to qualify for the event, and with no more official PGA Tour events remaining in 2019, Duncan is the final qualifier as the tournament returns to The Plantation Course at Kapalua on Jan. 1-5.
Duncan collected his first career PGA Tour victory Nov. 24 at The RSM Classic with a birdie on the second extra hole of a sudden-death playoff over Webb Simpson. After 18 pars during the third round, the 30-year-old carded six birdies and a bogey en route to a final-round 65. Duncan made a return to the PGA Tour this season thanks to a 25th-place finish on the Korn Ferry Tour priority ranking. The victory qualified Duncan for his first trip to Maui and the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Todd captured his third PGA Tour victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, also Nov. 24, to become the first player to win back-to-back events since Bryson DeChambeau in 2018. Todd closed with a 3-under 68 to defeat Vaughn Taylor, Carlos Ortiz and Adam Long by one stroke. With the win, Todd became the first player to win twice in the fall portion of the schedule in a single season since the Tour went to a wraparound schedule in 2013-14. Todd qualified for his second appearance at the Sentry Tournament of Champions by virtue of his Bermuda Championship victory earlier in November.
A full list of qualifiers can be found at www.pgatour.com/tournaments/sentry-tournament-of-champions/qualifiers.html.
Maui Pukaball Club to host pickleball tourney
Maui Pukaball will hold a pickleball tournament and clinics Wednesday through Sunday at Wailea Tennis Club. The round-robin tournament, scheduled for Friday through Sunday, will have open and senior (50 and over) divisions. Women’s doubles are set for Friday, mixed doubles on Saturday and men’s doubles on Sunday. The registration fee is $75 by Monday. The clinics and workshop with pickleball pro Lisa Naumu are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. On-site coaching during the tournament as well as lessons are also available. For more information, email email@example.com. To register, visit pickleballtournaments.com.
7-on-7 flag football scheduled to start soon
CrossFit Maui’s 22nd annual 7-on-7 Hawaii Flag Football League is currently accepting teams for its upcoming season. The league is scheduled to start Dec. 14. The first 11 teams to register will be accepted. To sign up or for more information, call Danny Crowell at 870-4422.