Spectators witnessed a legendary Sunday finish on the Kohala Coast at Mauna Lani Resort as Tadd Fujikawa captured his second Hawaii State Open title at Mauna Lani Resort.
Fujikawa was one shot off the lead as he teed it up with Nick Mason and Robby Ormand in Round 3. He birdied the par 3 hole 17 to defeat Mason by one stroke, earning him a $10,000 payout. Kyle Suppa finished (69+67+77=213) as the low amateur and won the Championship flight.
"It's pretty special to be back in the winner's circle, to get that feeling and put myself back in contention" said Fujikawa.
This marked Fujikawa's first win in seven years. When asked how difficult it has been he replied, "(it's been) pretty difficult, a lot of rough days, a lot of thoughts of quitting and maybe doing something different."
He added, "it's always nice being back home and winning in Hawaii is always a definite bonus."
It was also a legendary finish in the Senior Open at Mauna Lani Sunday between Scott Simpson, PGA and David Ishii, PGA. Three-time Men’s Open Champion and now three-time Senior Open Champion, Ishii claimed the first place prize of $4,000 shooting a three-day total 207. Simpson fell five strokes short of Ishii at 212. In the Senior Amateur flight, Nelson Domingo captured the low amateur title earning a $750 gift certificate from the golf shop at Mauna Lani for shooting 218.
In the Women’s Open, professional Britney Yada fired a final round score of 71. Yada’s three-day six-under total (210) earned her a paycheck of $1,000. Reese Guzman finished as the low female amateur at 222. Playing in her very first Hawaii State Open, Guzman earned a $400 gift certificate from Mauna Lani. Pat McGinness held on to his three-day lead of A-Flight posting a 231 to finish two shots ahead of JB Bryant.
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