Golf tournament gets underway

FIRST PHOTO: With the Hyundai Tournament of Champions winner’s trophy in the foreground, Mapuana Samonte-Nowak (right) and Heidi Allado dance to “Mahina Hoku.”

SECOND PHOTO: “Mahina Hoku,” is sung by 2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Kamakakehau Fernandez during opening ceremonies on the Kapalua Plantation Course’s first tee Friday morning. Players had light winds and mostly sunny skies for the opening round of the PGA Tour event. Today’s second round kicks off with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m.

THIRD PHOTO: Clifford Naeole, cultural adviser for The Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, conducts a welcoming chant to get the Hyundai Tournament of Champions off to a pono start Friday morning.

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