KAANAPALI - Marissa Uradomo of Kula shot an even-par 70 in the final round of the Aloha Section Junior PGA Championship on Saturday to win the girls 15-18 division at the Kaanapali Kai Course.
Uradomo, a senior-to-be at Baldwin High School and reigning Maui Interscholastic League individual champion, finished the two-round tournament at 4-over 144, winning the division crown by six strokes over Honolulu's Hansol Koo (76).
Uradomo's score wasn't good enough for a spot in the national tournament, however. The national qualifying division is 13-18, and Mariel Galdiano (72) of Pearl City, Oahu, finished at 138 to win the 13-14 age group, and clinch the spot at the Junior PGA Championship, scheduled for July 31-Aug. 3 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Marissa Uradomo putts during the final round of the Aloha Section Junior PGA Championship on Saturday at the Kaanapali Kai Course. Uradomo won the girls 15-18 division.
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In the boys qualifying division, John Oda of Honolulu easily won with a total of 131, eight shots better than second-place Richard Hattori, also of Honolulu. Oda, the state high school champion from Moanalua, shot a 66 on Saturday, the lowest round of the day by three strokes. Hattori shot a 69.
Other age-group champions were Oahu golfers Evan Kawai (boys 11-12), Ethan Dezzani (boys 7-10), Aneka Seumanutafa (girls 11-12) and Millburn Ho (girls 7-10), and Hilo's Taisei Negishi (boys 13-14).