KAANAPALI - Andrew Feldmann and Larry Stubblefield played a bogey-free round to rally for their second Kaanapali Pro-Pro Championship title on Monday.
The Oahu Country Club professionals closed with a 4-under-par 67 at the Royal Kaanapali Course for a one-shot victory over David Braxton and Kyle Hayashi in the Aloha Section PGA better-ball event.
Feldmann and Stubblefield each recorded two birdies in the final round, and finished at 9-under 132 for their 10th win as a team - they have seven titles in the Nike Golf/Golf Concepts Four-Ball Match Play Championship, and another in the Big Island Candies Scotch Four-Ball Championship.
Larry Stubblefield (left) and Andrew Feldmann, both of Oahu Country Club, discuss a shot on the sixth green during Monday’s final round of the Aloha Section PGA’s Kaanapali Pro-Pro championship at the Royal Kaanapali Course.
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"We love coming over to Maui - this is like a mini vacation for us and it's fun pairing up with Larry. He is a great partner and he not only made two great birdies today, he also saved par for us a few times," Feldmann said.
Feldmann and Stubblefield ended the first round, played at the Kaanapali Kai Course, in a tie for second place, four shots behind Braxton, an Elleair Maui Golf Club pro, and Hayashi, who is from Wailuku.
Feldmann and Stubblefield, who also won the 2006 Pro-Pro title, earned a total of $3,000 for this year's win.
Kaanapali Pro-Pro Championship
At Royal Kaanapali Course
Monday's Final Round
|Andrew Feldmann and Larry Stubblefield||65-67—132||-9|
|David Braxton and Kyle Hayashi||61-72—133||-8|
|Daniel Nishimoto and Dean Prince||67-67—134||-7|
|David Havens and Brandon Stengel||71-65—136||-5|
|Johnathan Galarita and Dawn Kaneshiro||65-71—136||-5|
|Steve Henry and Rohn Stark||66-70—136||-5|
|Ryan Michimoto and Kevin Shimomura||67-69—136||-5|
|Kevin Carll and Darren Sayre||67-70—137||-4|
|Ken Nakano and Randy Shibuya||65-72—137||-4|
|Regan Lee and Jerry Mullen||67-70—137||-4|
|Mark Morrison and Juan Rodriguez||66-71—137||-4|
|Kevin Hayashi and Lance Taketa||69-68—137||-4|
|Eddie Lee and T.J. Figueroa||70-67—137||-4|
|Kelly Nakashima and Tim Patrizio||69-70—139||-2|
|Eliot Gouveia and Mark Seki||68-73—141||E|
|Frank Luchowski and Sutee Nitakorn||72-69—141||E|
|Doug Bohn and Ben Hongo||71-70—141||E|
|Mike Jones and Dustin Irwin||68-74—142||+1|
|Ed Kageyama and Stephen Burke||73-70—143||+2|
|Chad Dusenberry and Steve Murphy||73-71—144||+3|
|Mark Micale and Ty Otake||68-76—144||+3|
|Kevin Ralbovsky and Kenny Springer||73-72—145||+4|
|Jeff Ferry and Kyle Trenholm||73-72—145||+4|
|Christopher Black and Brad Bowen||75-71—146||+5|
|Dugal Milne and Lee Sakugawa||73-73—146||+5|
|Rusty Hathaway and Darrell Rego||75-72—147||+6|
|Cliff Council and Ron Huffman||77-73—150||+9|
|Roscoe Branch and Kyle Pavlick||74-78—152||+11|
|Tim Herek and D.K. Kowalczyk||75-79—154||+13|
|Wendell Paresa and A.J. Molitor||76-78—154||+13|
|Ed Angulo and Mike Rich||76-80—156||+15|
|Scott Ashworth and Duane Otte||80-77—157||+16|
|John Harman and Brandon Nahale||78-83—161||+20|
|Travis Joerger and Justin Williams||84-80—164||+23|
Braxton and Hayashi (72) received $1,750. They had three birdies, but made bogey on the 11th hole and double bogey on the 12th, and had another bogey on No. 15.
"Today was tough. Once we had those two bad holes, it was hard to get them back," Braxton said. "The Royal Course back nine is tough."
Feldmann and Stubblefield led the 2010 Pro-Pro going into the final hole, but a double bogey helped Ron Castillo Jr. and Wade Nishimoto win the title by one shot.
"I knew it was close again this year and we weren't taking any chances," Feldmann said of the final hole. "I pulled my 3-iron and knocked the approach to the back fringe of the green and was able to two-putt for par."
Daniel Nishimoto of Kauai and Dean Prince of Lahaina carded a second straight 67 for third place, worth $1,500.
David Havens and Brandon Stengel had the low score of the day, a 65, to finish at 136 with Johnathan Galarita and Dawn Kaneshiro (71), Steve Henry and Rohn Stark (70) and Ryan Michimoto and Kevin Shimomura (69). Each of those teams earned $837.50.
Another shot back were Kevin Carll and Darren Sayre (70), Ken Nakano and Randy Shibuya (72), Regan Lee and Jerry Mullen (70), Mark Morrison and Juan Rodriguez (71), Kevin Hayashi and Lance Taketa (68) and Eddie Lee and T.J. Figueroa (67). Each of those teams received $233.33.
Shimomura aced the 193-yard eighth hole with a 4-iron, his fifth lifetime hole-in-one.
"We didn't see it roll in from the tee," Shimomura said. "We didn't know it was in the hole until we got up to the green and only saw three balls there and we couldn't find mine - that's when we looked in the hole."