Munetake’s run at Manoa Cup ends in semifinal round
Baldwin graduate had advanced through four consecutive matches
The Maui News
Tyler Munetake of Wailuku was eliminated from the Manoa Cup in the semifinal round Friday, losing 3 and 1 to Honolulu’s Evan Kawai at Oahu Country Club.
The sixth-seeded Munetake never led in the match, and bowed out when the 10th-seeded Kawai birdied the 17th hole.
Kawai will face No. 5 Andy Okita today in the title match of the Hawaii State Golf Association amateur championship.
Earlier in the day, Munetake — a Baldwin High School graduate who now plays for Gonzaga — defeated third-seeded Tyler Ota of Honolulu 1 up.
Munetake squared that match with a par on the 16th hole, then birdied the 17th to take the lead before halving the 18th with a par for his fourth consecutive win.