2017 Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play Championship

March 16-19, 2017, Pearl Country Club. 72 Holes


2017 Men's Open & Overall Champion- Jun Ho Won

 
2017 Mid-Am Champion- Nick Ushijima (center)
 
2017 Senior Men Champion- Mikio Shimura (center)
 
2017 Women's Open Champion- Kyung Eun Lee (center)
 
2017 Senior Women's Champion- Mira Han (center)


History of the Hawaii State Amateur

The Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play Championship is the last 72-hole elite amateur tournament currently being conducted in Hawaii.
Its roots come from the Atherton Cup, which started in 1928. During this time, the championship was known as the Territory of Hawaii Amateur Medal-Play Championship and was held at Waialae Country Club. This championship brought together the finest amateur golfers in the territory of Hawaii and ran until 1949. There was no amateur stroke-play championship from 1950-1963. In 1964, Arthur “Babe” Carter inaugurated the first Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Waialae Country Club, where it was played until 1986.
In 1984, the Hawaii State Golf Association (HSGA) was formed and gained recognition from USGA as the representative body for amateur golf in Hawaii and has since managed the Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play Championship.
In 1987, the tournament moved to Pearl Country Club to make it possible to accept more players. Since Waialae was a private club, the field for the tournament was limited and the change of venue allowed twice as many to compete. Today, the championship still resides at Pearl Country Club and showcases the top amateurs in the state as well as a few by special exemption from Japan.
All aspects of a player’s game are tested in a PGA Tour-like format of 72 holes with challenging conditions. Players in contention on the weekend will have to endure the pressure being crowned the Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play Champion and having their name included among the great golfers of Hawaii.
Many past winners have gone on to tournament success nationally and internationally. These include Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame members:

Winner State Amateur
Accomplishments
 Larry Stubblefied
 1972 & 1984 Winner
PGA Tour member 1972-1975
 David Ishii
 1978 Winner
14 wins on the Japan Golf Tour
1987 Japan Golf Tour money leader
1990 Hawaiian Open winner (PGA Tour Event)
 Guy Yamamoto
 1995 Winner
1994 U.S. Amateur Public Links Champion


Other Hawaii State Amateur winners and Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame members include:
Paul Spengler Jr. (1964, 1965), Allan Yamamoto (1966, 1970), Hung Soo Ahn (1967), Wendell Kop (1969, 1971), Al Souza (1973), Brandan Kop (1980.1996), and Dan Nishimoto (1981).
Multiple winners include: Damien Jamila (1990, 1991, 1992, 1998), Regan Lee (1997, 1999), Matt Kodama (2004, 2005), and rising college stars Lorens Chan (2009, 2011) and John Oda (2012, 2013).

*Information provided by/from: Hawaii State Golf Association (HSGA) archives, Waialae Country Club The First Half Century (Thomas Kemper Hitch and Mary Ishii Kuramoto), Historic Atherton Cup Revived for Amateurs (Monte Ito; Honolulu Advertiser staff writer), Missing Trophies on the Shelf (Monte Ito. Honolulu Advertiser staff writer)

Hawaii State Amateur Champions

Year
Winner
Division
Tournament Score
Results
2017
 Jun Ho Won
Nick Ushijima
Mikio Shimura
Kyung Eun Lee
Mira Han
Men's Open (Overall)
Mid-Am
Senior Men
Women's Open
Senior Women
 275, 13-under par
295, 7-over par
214, 2-under par
313, 25-over par
243, 27-over par
All Flights
 2016
 Kyle Suppa
Kensuke Morinaka
Phillip Anamizu
Miki Manta
Mira Han
Men's Open (Overall)
Mid-Am
Senior Men
Women's Open
Senior Women
 284, 4-under par
302, 14-over par
227, 11-over par
310, 22-over par
254, 38-over par
Open
Mid-Am
Sr Men
Wmn
Sr Wmn
2015 Shawn Lu
Kensuke Morinka
Mike Kawate
Open (Overall)
Mid-Am
Senior
280, 8-under par
293, 5-over par
218, 2-over par
Open
Mid-Am
Sr Men
2014 Kyle Suppa
Raymon Tendo
Open (Overall)
Senior
277, 11-under par
216, 2-under par
Open
Sr Men
2013 John Oda
David Hamada
Open (Overall)
Senior
269, 19-under par*
217, 1-over par
Open
Sr Men
2012 John Oda
Shigeru Matsui
Open (Overall)
Senior
283, 4-under par
226, 11-over par
Open
Sr Men
2011 Lorens Chan
Open (Overall)
278, 10-under par
Open
2010 TJ Kua
Open (Overall)
283, 5-under par
Open
2009 Lorens Chan
Open (Overall)
206, 10-under par (54 holes)
Open
2008 Travis Toyama
Open (Overall)
289, 1-over par
Open
2007 Chan Kim
Open (Overall)
279, 9-under par
Open
2006 Toru Nakajima
Open (Overall)
209, 6-under par (54 holes)
Open
2005 Matt Kodama
Open (Overall)
289, 1-over par
Open
*Hawaii State Amateur 72 hole tournament scoring record (269,19-under par)
Click Here for list of past winners since 1964
Hawaii State Golf Association