Sedeno Wins 110the Manoa Cup!
Manoa Cup, 2018
- Oahu Country Club, June 11 - 16.
With beautiful weather prevailing, it took the full 36 holes
today to decide the 110th Manoa Cup Open
division champion at beautiful Oahu Country Club in the Nuuanu
Valley. The match stood at 2 up for Alabama golf team’s Joshua
Sedeno (pictued right) after 18 holes over University of
Hawaii’s Justin Ngan. Sedeno shot 64 while Ngan shot 67
with 14 birdies and one eagle between the two golfers, some very
impressive golf. As the match continued, Sedeno had a
“rocky” round but birdied the right holes to take the match
to dormie after the 33rd hole. Ngan fought hard
and birdied the 34th and 35th hole to stay
in match and take it to the 36th hole.
Unfortunately, Ngan’s drive veered a bit too much due to the
left to right wind and ending up hitting his tee shot out of
bounds. Sedeno hit a great drive and stuck it close to get
a conceded birdie putt to win the match. Congratulations to
Joshua Sedeno of Loomis, CA! Sedeno is going to be a
junior on the Alabama golf team and looks to have a very bright
future. Winning the 110th Manoa Cup will enable
him to list his name with many legendary golfers such as Francis
I’I Brown, U.S. Amateur Public Links Champion Guy Yamamoto,
PGA Tour winner and JPGA leading money winner David Ishii
to name a few. A sincere MAHALO to the Oahu Country Club
members, staff, Board of Directors, General Manager and
especially Head Professional Andrew Feldmann, PGA and his staff.
Another hear felt thank you goes out to the staff of the Hawaii
State Golf Association, their HSGA volunteer Rules Officials,
calligrapher and starter Gordon Cho as well as our Tournament
Chair and HSGA President Jay Hinazumi. We could not make
this tournament run at the level we run it without all of their
support. For more visit the HSGA's website at www.hsga.golf.
With beautiful weather at Oahu Country Club, HSGA concluded
their final match for the 110th Manoa Cup Women’s
Division. It was a battle of the college golfers with
Pearl City’s Brittany Fan (University of Colorado at Boulder)
and Wailuku’s Kaylee Shimizu (Utah Valley University).
Congrats to Brittany on winning the match 4&2 and became the
first women’s champion to be thrown into the pool!
(Visit HSGA's website in a few days to view the video). Kaylee
got her “revenge” as she helped us throw Brittany in the
the Open division, we held our quarterfinals and semifinal
matches today. In the Open Division final, we will see
Josh Sedeno from Loomis, CA take on Justin Ngan of Wailuku,
Maui. This is Justin’s 2nd time in the final
match in 3 years and this is Josh’s first time playing in this
event. Josh will be a junior on the Alabama golf team,
while Justin will be a sophomore on the University of Hawaii at
Manoa golf team.
36 hole match begins at 7am for their first 18 holes and we will
continue the match at 11:30am until completion. We
estimate the match to be completed approximately by 2pm, pending
an early completion or extra holes. As you know, we
can’t predict the exact time with the match play format. If
you are unable to come up, visit HSGA's website at www.hsga.golf
to watch the matches as they continue their live hole by hole
scoring with help from the Oahu Country Club members.
With beautiful weather in the Nuuanu Valley we completed
our Round of 32 for the Open division and quarterfinals for the
Women’s Division at beautiful Oahu Country Club. Three of our
four past champions of the Open division are still in it and are
in different brackets to possibly meet up in the Semi-finals.
Matthew Ma (2012), Tyler Ota (2015) and Andy Okita (2017).
Unfortunately 4x champion Brandan Kop lost his match today.
the Women’s division, it will be a battle between a college vs
high school golfer in each of the Semi Finals matches. Stay
tuned to our website to see who will take home the 110th
Manoa Cup! www.hsga.golf,
spectators and the media are welcome to come and watch the
beautiful Nuuanu weather, we completed the qualifying round for
our 110th Manoa Cup at beautiful Oahu Country Club, a
private country club in the Nuuanu valley.
total of 105 players were in the field today to qualify for 63
spots for the open division and 16 players for the Women’s
cut for the open division was 78, while there was no cut for the
Women’s division as the Women played for their seeding
play begins tomorrow and defending champion Andy Okita will be
the #1 seed for the open division. There will be a new
Women’s division champion as two-time defending champion Mari
Nishimura was not able to play this year.
HSGA's website for details of the matches starting from 6:30am
for the Open division and the Women’s division to follow with
their first group starting from 11:18am.
hole by hole live scores for the matches throughout the rest of
the week for both divisions on behalf of the Oahu Country Club
members, visit www.hsga.golf.