A pair of Maui teams shared a one-shot lead Sunday after the first round of the Aloha PGA Kaanapali Pro-Pro Championship at the Royal Kaanapali Course.
Kirk Nelson of Kihei and Justin Newsome of Lahaina carded a 4-under-par 67, as did Wai-luku's Kyle Hayashi and Kihei's David Braxton, last year's runners-up.
Nelson and Braxton are Elleair professionals, while Hayashi and Newsome are unattached.
Kirk Nelson follows the flight of a shot during Sunday’s opening round of the Aloha PGA Kaanapali Pro-Pro Championship at the Royal Kaanapali Course — he and Justin Newsome ended the day with a share of the lead.
Melissa Ludwig photo
Nelson is a former Pro-Pro champion - he teamed with Brian Sasada for the 2009 title.
T.J. Figueroa of Kahului and Travis Joerger of Oahu were at 68, along with the Big Island team of Juan Rodriguez and Mark Morrison. Ben Hongo and Doug Bohn of Lahaina were 2 under.
Eight of the field's 35 teams were under par.
Aloha PGA Kaanapali Pro-Pro Championship
Sunday's First Round At Royal Kaanapali Course
|Kirk Nelson and Justin Newsome||67||-4|
|David Braxton and Kyle Hayashi||67||-4|
|T.J. Figueroa and Travis Joerger||68||-3|
|Juan Rodriguez and Mark Morrison||68||-3|
|Ben Hongo and Doug Bohn||69||-2|
|Shawn McCauley and T.J. Kua||70||-1|
|John Basuck and Lon Kinder||70||-1|
|Steve Henry and Dawn Kaneshiro||70||-1|
|Kevin Hayashi and Lance Taketa||71||E|
|Rodney Acia and Lee Hardy||71||E|
|Kevin Ralbovsky and Kenny Springer||71||E|
|Ed Angulo and Mark Shimomura||72||+1|
|Matt Pakkala and Kevin Carll||72||+1|
|Rick Castillo and Joey Castillo||73||+2|
|Andrew Feldmann and Larry Stubblefield||73||+2|
|David Havens and Roscoe Branch||73||+2|
|Darren Sayre and Chris Keiter||73||+2|
|Randy Shibuya and Ken Nakano||74||+3|
|Scott Carroll and Johann Emanuel||74||+3|
|Dean Prince and Dean Nishimoto||74||+3|
|Craig Furtado and Brad Bowen||75||+4|
|Jerry King and Ross Mitsutani||75||+4|
|Shayna Miyajima and Chris Armanini||75||+4|
|Sam Rodriguez and Mark Micale||76||+5|
|Ron Huffman and Clif Council||76||+5|
|Sutee Nitakorn and Frank Luchowski||76||+5|
|Lee Sakugawa and Rohn Stark||76||+5|
|Chris Black and Andew Wituszynski||76||+5|
|Rusty Hathaway and Darrell Rego||76||+5|
|Elliot Gouveia and Mark Seki||77||+6|
|Chad Dusenberry and Steve Murphy||77||+6|
|Scott Ashworth and Duane Otte||77||+6|
|Shaun Steile and Chris Appling||78||+7|
|Eddie Lee and Renee Lee||79||+8|
|Ed Kageyama and Kyle Pavlick||80||+9|
The two-time defending champions, Larry Stubblefield and Andrew Feldmann, opened with a 73 that left them in a tie for 14th place.
The event concludes today.