2017 Governor Cup Schedule

 Event
 Dates
 Mauna Lani Resorts Hawaii State Open  Dec 16-18, 2016
 Application
 Results
 Hawaii State Amateur
 Mar 16-19, 2017
 Application
 Results
 Mid-Pacific Open  Apr 19-23, 2017
 Application  Results
 Hickam Invitational  May 19-21, 2017
 Application  Results
 Manoa Cup  Jun 12-17, 2017
 Application  Results
 Barbers Pt Invitational  Jul 6-8, 2017
 Application  Results
 Ko'olau Challenge - Cancelled
 Jul 21-23, 2017
 Application
 Results
 Army Invitational  Aug 3-5, 2017
 Application
 Results
 Maui Open- New
 Aug 4-5, 2017  Application  Results
 Oahu Country Club Men's Invitational
 Aug 17-19, 2017
 Application
 Results
 Kauai Amateur  Aug 26-27, 2017
 Application
 Results
 Mayor's Cup  Sep 9-10, 2017
 Application
 Results
 Pearl Invitational
 Sept 28-29, 2017
 Application
 Results
 Turtle Bay Open  Oct 21-22, 2017
 Application
 Results     




2016 Amateur Team
Front Row: Assistant Captain Paul Ogawa, Dalen Yamauchi, Andrew Chin, Tyler Ota, David Saka, Brent Grant
Back Row: Jun Ho Won, Scotty Yamashita, Kengo Aoshima, Matthew Ma, Isaac Jaffurs, Brandan Kop, Captain Guy Yamamoto, AJ Teraoka
H
onorary Captain - Judge Jim Burns


2016 Professional Team
Front Row: John Bascuk, Ryan Acosta, Hunter Larson, Todd Rego, T.J. Kua, Jared Sawada
Back Row: Juan Rodriguez PGA, Kris Kitt PGA, Kevin Carll PGA, Garrett Okamura PGA, Jason Jakovac, Corey Kozuma
Captain: Andrew Feldmann, PGA, Assistant Captain: Wesley Wailehua, Honorary Captain: Ron Castillo Sr., 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 43 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 is an honorary captain of the amateur team.
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 24-18-1 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

 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
Amatuers def. Professionals, 7 - 5
 2000
Professionals def. Amateurs, 13.5 - 4.5

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