Rego inducted into Aloha Section PGA Hall of Fame

Brenda Rego holds up her Aloha Section PGA Hall of Fame plaque Saturday at an induction ceremony at the Japanese Cultural Center in Honolulu. Aloha Section PGA CHARLEE KAPIIOHO photo

The Maui News

Brenda Rego, head professional at the Wailea Resort’s Blue Course and a former

LPGA Tour player, was inducted into the Aloha Section PGA Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Rego, who in the 1970s won every major amateur championship in the state, turned professional in 1980 and played on the LPGA Tour that year and the next.

As an amateur, she claimed titles in the 1976 Jennie K. Wilson Invitational as well as the Hawaii Women’s Stroke Play Championship, which she also won in 1978. She won the Maui Women’s Invitational four times — in 1972, and then three consecutive years from 1974 to 1976 — and the Navy-Marine Women’s Championship in 1973 and 1977. She won the 1982 Hawaii Women’s State Open as a professional.

In 1990, she became the state’s first female Class A PGA professional.

Rego is also the coach of the Maui High School girls team, and has been a board member or advisor of the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association since 2000. She has been a captain for Hawaii girls golfers competing in the Junior America’s Cup, Mary Cave Cup and Junior PGA Championship.

She is the second member of her family to be inducted into the Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame — her late brother Clyde was inducted in 2012.