2019 HSGA Governors Cup Schedule
 Event

 Dates
 Hawaii State Open    *  Cancelled

 
 HSGA Hawaii State Amateur
 *  Mar 14-17, 2019
 Application  Results
 Big Island Invitational
 *  Mar 29-31, 2019
 
 
 Mid-Pacific Open  
 *  April 25-28, 2019
 Application  Results
 Hickam Invitational 
 *  May 17-19, 2019
 Application  Results
 111th Manoa Cup 
 *  Jun 17-22, 2019
 Application  Results
 U.S. Amateur Qualifier (36-holes)  July 16, 2019  Application  Results
 Barbers Pt Invitational  *  TBD
 Application  Results
 Oahu Country Club Invitational  *  July 18-20, 2019
 Application
 Results
 Army Invitational  *  Aug 1-3, 2019
 Application
 Results
 Maui Open

 TBD
 Application  Results
 Pearl Invitational    TBD  Application  Results
 HSGA Kauai Amateur
*
 Aug 23-25, 2019
 Application
 Results
 HSGA Mayor's Cup
 Sep 7-8, 2019
 Application
 Results
 96th Big Island Amateur
 Sept 21-22, 2019
 Application  Results
 Turtle Bay Open    TBD
 Application
 Results     
 HSGA Maui Amateur
 Oct 5-6, 2019
 Application  Results
 Klipper Invitational- (tentative)
   Oct 11-13, 2019
   
 47th Governor John A. Burns Challenge Cup
 Nov 18-19, 2019
 Pairings  Results
 Special Sony Open in HI Qualifier for Gov Cup Amateurs

 TBD
 Pairings  Results
 *



46th Governor John A. Burns Challenge Cup
Professionals win 15pts to 9 pts!

2018 Amateur Team:
Front Row: Kolbe Irei, Davis Lee, Tyler Isono, Noah Koshi, Thayne Costa, Tyler Ota, Captain Guy Yamamoto
Back Row: Peter Jung, Matthew Ma, Chad Umetsu, Shawn Sakoda, Andy Okita, Christian Agosto



2018 Professional Team
:
Front Row: Ryan Acosta, Todd Rego, Kevin Shimomura, PGA, Jared Sawada, Juan Rodriguez, PGA, Hunter Larson, PGA
Back Row: Kriss Kitt, PGA, Jason Jakovac, PGA, Captain Andrew Feldmann, PGA, John Hearn, PGA, Corey Kozuma, Bill Walbert, Kevin Carll, 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

 2018 Professionals def. Amateurs, 15 - 9
 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