Congratulations to Punahou for their great play last weekend in the Antigua National High School Golf Invitational and brought home 1st place trophies in both the girls and boys division.
The third annual event was played at McCormick Ranch. The Punahou girls won by six shots over Hamilton, one of the host schools from nearby Chandler. The Buffanblu shot Friday’s only sub-300 round, firing an 8-over-par 296 to take a 13-shot lead into the final round. Format was best four scores of a five-player team. There were 15 teams from five states in the girls field. Team scores ranged from Punahou’s 597 to 870. Only eight schools broke 700. Komoto, a senior headed to Northwestern, shot 68-76 for even-par 144. Her 68 was the tournament low by three shots. Maddie Szeryk, from Allen, Texas, was a shot back. Punahou freshman Mariel Galdiano (72—148) tied for fifth and senior Sarah Hasselman (75—150) eighth. The Top 10 were on the all-tournament team. Kristen Le, another Punahou freshman, shot 77—155 to get a share of 13th and senior Rayna Nakao (79—164) was 23rd. The Punahou boys held a one-shot lead after an opening round 294, then stormed in with a 4-under-par 284. Their winning total of 578 was 11 shots better than Mountain View, from Mesa, Ariz.