Jared Sawada wins 2013 Manoa CupUPDATED 10:50 PM HST Jun 15, 2013Video Transcript
Sticking with the GOLFERS theme ... Back here at home, the 105th Manoa Cup concluded today. It's the states most prestigious amateur golf tournament...and oldest continuously running tourney in the state.... Another BEAUTIFUL day for golf still gusty in the valley.... Former U-H golfer Jared Sawada battled Kalani-grad Richard Hattori for THIRTY-FIVE holes in the championship finale that tee'd off at 7'o clock this morning. Back and forth, up and down, but the elder golfer finished ON TOP. Sawada beat Hattori 2-and-1 finishing him off with this short putt on 17. Adding his name for the first time to the list of Manoa Cup Champions, and ofcourse taking part in the ceremonial POOL TOSS... Sawada says if everything goes according to design, he'll turn pro in January. In between time he and Hattori have plans to check out the Japanese pro tour sometime this year.