Munetake helps Hawaii take lead in Asia Pacific Junior Cup

Wailuku’s Tyler Munetake and Keilyn Ing of Honolulu teamed for a victory on Monday as Hawaii took a 9-7 lead over Japan after the second round of the Asia Pacific Junior Cup on Monday at the Waikoloa Beach Resort Kings’ Course on the Big Island.

Munetake and Ing won the final four holes of the fourball match en route to a 5-and-4 victory over Mao Nozawa and Katsuhiro Kushiyama.

Hawaii won five of eight matches Monday.

Kahului’s Kimberly Miyamoto and Justin Ngan of Wailuku lost 5 and 3 to Akiho Nishihata and Ryusaku Iwabuchi.

Ariel Elftman-Hanson of Wailuku and Honolulu’s Kristen Le lost to Kanna Ito and Yuki Yoshida 1-up. Elftman-Hanson and Le won the 16th hole to get within one, but halved the final two holes against the Japanese pair.

Hawaii and Japan will play 16 singles matches in today’s final round. Elftman-Hanson will face Daichi Higashi, Miyamoto will play Nishihata, Ngan will be matched up against Hono Oshima, and Munetake will square off against Yuta Ito.