Sabers, Bears still share first after tie match

KAHILI – The parity atop the Maui Interscholastic League girls golf standings was on display Thursday at Kahili Golf Course in a match between Baldwin and Maui high schools.

The Bears and Sabers played to a 122-122 tie, leaving both teams at 7-2-1, still tied for first place.

“Two tough teams battling it out,” said Baldwin coach Kenny Houpo.

“You can’t take anything away from any of these girls.”

The Sabers’ Jasmine Cabajar fired a 36, Kristeena Locke posted a 42 and Taylor Akamine had a 44.

“Baldwin is a really competitive team and also us,” Cabajar said. “We just tried to shoot low today and tried to win.”

The Bears’ Kimberlie Miyamoto shot a 39, Kirsten Ishikawa had a 40 and Kaylee Shimizu carded a 43.

Baldwin completed the season series against Maui High with a 2-1-1 advantage.

Cabajar played in Maui High’s second group with Anna Apana on Thursday after shooting a 47 in a loss to Baldwin on Tuesday at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course.

“We changed the lineup today and put Kristeena and Taylor off first, thinking Jasmine had a bad round on Tuesday and we wanted to give her a little break and relax a little bit,” said Sabers coach Brenda Rego. “I knew she would play good. Jasmine played steady golf.”

The Bears’ Lexi Nagamine had a 45 and Alyssa Antiado recorded a 69.

Nagamine finished with the shot of the day, sinking a 30-foot birdie putt from off the green on the par-5 ninth.

“I was just trying to get it close because I decided to change my club because I’m not the best chipper,” she said. “My putting was a little better today so I decided to use my putter.”

Apana had a 48. Courtney Cadiz (51) and Dayna Yoshi-mura (52) were the alternates for Maui High.

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