Okamura has lead in Sony Open qualifier


Garrett Okamura of Wailuku shot a 2-under-par 70 on Monday at Kapolei Golf Club on Oahu, giving The Dunes at Maui Lani professional a four-shot lead after the first round of the Aloha Section PGA Stroke Play Championship.

The tournament — which also serves as a qualifier for the PGA Tour’s Sony Open, scheduled for January at Waialae Country Club — ends today.

Eric Dugas of Kihei was tied with Kellan Anderson of Oahu for second place.

Kihei’s Eddie Lee (76) was sixth. Lahaina’s Zachary Peck and Kihei’s Eliot Gouveia each shot 80 and were tied for 13th.