2018 HSGA Governors Cup Schedule
 Event

 Dates
 Mauna Lani Resorts Hawaii State Open    *  Dec 14-17, 2017
 Application
 Results
 Big Island Invitational
   Mar 9-11, 2018
 Application  Results
 Hawaii State Amateur 
 *  Mar 15-18, 2018
 Application
 Results
 Mid-Pacific Open  
 *  Apr 19-22, 2018
 Application  Results
 Hickam Invitational 
 *  May 18-20, 2018
 Application  Results
 Manoa Cup 
 *  Jun 11-16, 2018
 Application  Results
 U.S. Amateur Qualifier (36-holes)  July 9, 2018  Application  Results
 Barbers Pt Invitational  *  Jul 12-14, 2018
 Application  Results
 Oahu Country Club Invitational  *  July 19-21, 2018
 Application
 Results
 Army Invitational  *  Aug 2-4, 2018
 Application
 Results
 Maui Open

 Aug 4-5, 2018
 Application  Results
 Pearl Invitational    Aug 10-11, 2018  Application  Results
 Kauai Amateur- Cxld Due to Lane
*
 Aug 24-26, 2018
 Application

 Mayor's Cup
 Sep 8-9, 2018
 Application
 Results
 Big Island Amateur
 Sep 22-23, 2018  Application  Results
 Turtle Bay Open  *  Oct 20-22, 2018
 Application
 Results     
 Maui Amateur
 Oct 27-28, 2018
 Application  Results
 Special Sony Open in HI Qualifier for Gov cup Amateurs  Nov 19, 2018  Pairings  Results
 46th Governor John A. Burns Challenge Cup

 Nov 26-27, 2018
 Pairings  Results
 *



45th Governor John A. Burns Challenge Cup


2017 Amateur Team:  Front Row:  Asst. Capt. Paul Ogawa, Schyler Murakami, Tyler Isono, Evan Kawai, Tyler Ota, David Saka
Back Row:  Matthew Ma, Joey Sakaue, Kyeton Littel, Kolbe Irei, Andy Okita, Remington Hirano, Issac Jaffurs




2017 Professional Team
Front Row:  Garrett Okamura PGA, Juan Rodriguez PGA, Todd Rego PGA, Jared Sawada, Kevin Shimomura PGA
Back Row:  Ron Castillo Sr, Andrew Feldman PGA,  Alex Chiarella, Ryan Acosta,  John Hearn PGA, Hunter Larson PGA , TJ Esaki-Kua, Kellan Anderson PGA, Jason Jakovac PGA





Established in 1973 by the second governor of Hawaii, the John A. Burns Challenge Cup is the most prestigious team competition between the amateur and professional associations in Hawaii. Burns served as governor of the state of Hawaii from 1962-1974 when he was succeeded by George Ariyoshi. His term was critical to Hawaii’s future as  he focused on foreign tourism, promoted Hawaii as the center of oceanography, constructed the new State Capitol building and the expansion of the University of Hawaii. Stimulating the state’s construction economy, Burn’s pushed forward with the construction of Aloha Stadium to host university games, expanded the Honolulu International Airport with the new reef-runway and laid the ground work for Interstate H-3 with (then young) Senator Daniel Inouye.
Buried by the tremendous amount of political pressure for statewide growth, Governor Burns found solace in the game of golf. Joined by his close friend, PGA Professional Ronald Castillo, Sr., the two gentlemen would compete in a friendly, straight up match of amateur against professional. To the victor went the honor or bragging for one full week until they met again on the 1st tee.
Through their friendship, the match has grown into a twelve man team competition of amateurs (Hawaii State Golf Association) against professionals (PGA of America - Aloha Section), in a 54-hole Ryder Cup format event for the past 45 years. Although the event has been played on several Oahu courses, the tournament committee was honored when Mid-Pacific Country Club offered to be the host course in 2002. Burns grew up playing at Mid-Pacific and was a member for many years. The Burns family home is still in Kailua and his son (retired Supreme Court Justice) James Burns was an honorary captain of the amateur team until his passing in 2017.
There are no prize purses paid for this competition and all expenses are paid by the Associations to promote the “good of the game” in a gentlemen-like competition. The tournament record stands at 26-18-1 with the Professional Team leading the overall record over the Amateur Team. The list of players on the Governor’s Cup trophy read as a who’s who in Hawaii golf history and many are Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame honorees. The players in this year’s event hope to continue the legacy by adding their name to the trophy.

AMATEUR POINTS SYSTEM
HSGA Player of the Year Tournament Points

Stroke Play







 Match Play


Place 72 Holes
54 Holes
36 Holes
18 Holes

  Place
Points
1 300 250 200
175


  Winner
300
2 250 200 175 150

  Runner Up
250
3 200
175 150 125

  Semi Finalist
175
4 175 150 125 100

  Semifinalist
175
5 150 125 110 95

  Quarter Finalist
125
6 135 110 100 90

  Quarter Finalist
125
7 120 100 90 80

  Quarter Finalist
125
8 105
90 80 70

  Quarter Finalist
125
9 90 80 70 60

  Round of 16
50
10 80 70 60 50

  Round of 16
50
11 70 60 50 40

  Round of 16
50
12 60 50 40 30

  Round of 16
50
13 50 40 30 20

  Round of 16
50
14 40 30 20 10

  Round of 16
50
15 30 20 10 5

  Round of 16
50
Total
1855 1550 1310 1100

  Round of 16
50








Past Challenge Cup Champions

 2017 Professionals def. Amateurs,  15.5 - 8.5
 2016 Professionals def. Amateurs, 13.5 - 10.5
 2015
Professionals def. Amateurs, 15.5 - 8.5
 2014 Amateurs def. Professionals, 16 - 8
 2013
Amateurs def. Professionals, 13 - 11
 2012
Amateurs def. Professionals, 17 - 7
 2011
Amateurs def. Professionals, 14.5 - 9.5
 2010
Amateurs def. Professionals, 16.5 - 7.5
 2009
Amateurs def. Professionals, 13 - 11
 2008
Amateurs def. Professionals, 12.5 - 11.5
 2007
Amateurs def. Professionals, 13.5 - 10.5
 2006
Professionals def. Amateurs, 13 - 11
 2005
Professionals def. Amateurs, 15 - 9
 2004
Professionals def. Amateurs, 14.5 - 9.5
 2003
Professionals def. Amateurs, 14 - 10
 2002
Amateurs def. Professionals, 14.5 - 9.5
 2001
Amateurs def. Professionals, 7 - 5
 2000
Professionals def. Amateurs, 13.5 - 4.5

**Click here for full history of results since 1973**
  *Amateur Team Player Appearances*

Hawaii State Golf Association