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Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Reagan James Miles, 15, of Kihei tees off during the U.S. Open local qualifier Saturday at King Kamehameha Golf Club. Miles, playing in his first men’s tournament, shot a 4-over 74 to earn the second alternate spot for final stage qualifying. Photo courtesy of Scott Miles

Cyr takes US Open local qualifier

Maui’s Sam Cyr won the U.S. Open local qualifier Saturday at King Kamehameha Golf Club, earning a spot in the final qualifying stage for this year’s third major.

Cyr, a King Kekaulike High School graduate who won two NAIA national titles during his collegiate career at Point Loma Nazarene, shot a 3-over 75 to top the 23-player field.

Kyle Hayashi of Wailuku, Kihei teen Reagan James Miles and Zachary Fahmie of Las Vegas tied for second a shot back. The three golfers participated in a playoff to determine alternates, with Hayashi winning to take the first alternate spot and Miles earning second alternate.

Cyr advances to final qualifying, which will be held June 7 at various sites across the Mainland. Winners qualify for the 121st U.S. Open, set for June 17-20 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego.

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Kozaki of Wailuku has hole-in-one at Dunes

Jayson Kozaki of Wailuku made a hole-in-one on Friday at The Dunes at Maui Lani.

Kozaki used an 8-iron to ace the No. 6 hole from 144 yards. Royden Heirakuji witnessed the shot.

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