2016 Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play Championship

March 17-20, 2016, Pearl Country Club. 72 Hole Tournament

 
2016 Men's Open & Overall Champion
Kyle Suppa (center)

 
2016 Mid-Am Champion
Kensuke Morinaka (center)
 
2016 Senior Men Champion
Phillip Anamizu (center)
 
2016 Women's Open Champion
Miki Manta (center)
 
2016 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.
In 1984, the Hawaii State Golf Association (HSGA) was formed and gained recognition from USGA as the representative body for amateur golf in Hawaii. The HSGA took control of the Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play Championship.
From 1964-1986, the Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play Championship was contested at Waialae Country Club. 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 from Japan. All aspects of a player’s game are tested in a PGA Tour-like format of 72 holes with difficult 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
 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
Final Results
Final Results
Final Results
Final Results
Final Results 
2015 Shawn Lu
Kensuke Morinka
Mike Kawate
Open (Overall)
Mid-Am
Senior
280, 8-under par
293, 5-over par
218, 2-over par
Final Results
Final Results
Final Results
2014 Kyle Suppa
Raymon Tendo
Open (Overall)
Senior
277, 11-under par
216, 2-under par
Final Results
Final Results
2013 John Oda
David Hamada
Open (Overall)
Senior
269, 19-under par*
217, 1-over par
Final Results
Final Results
2012 John Oda
Shigeru Matsui
Open (Overall)
Senior
283, 4-under par
226, 11-over par
Final Results
Final Results
2011 Lorens Chan
Open (Overall)
278, 10-under par
Final Results
2010 TJ Kua
Open (Overall)
283, 5-under par
Final Results
2009 Lorens Chan
Open (Overall)
206, 10-under par (54 holes)
Final Results
2008 Travis Toyama
Open (Overall)
289, 1-over par
Final Results
2007 Chan Kim
Open (Overall)
279, 9-under par
Final Results
2006 Toru Nakajima
Open (Overall)
209, 6-under par (54 holes)
Final Results
2005 Matt Kodama
Open (Overall)
289, 1-over par
Final Results
*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