UHH Men’s Golf Wins Third Straight Tourney
It’s been a dominant fall season for Earl Tamiya’s University of Hawaii at Hilo men’s golf team.
After finishing in third at the Western Washington Invitational in late September, the Vulcans have won their last three tournaments to end the fall portion of the schedule, including a dominant 40 stroke victory in the Dennis Rose Invitational. The tournament ran on Monday and Tuesday at the Waikoloa Kings’ Golf Course.
UHH went wire-to-wire in the event, leading after each of the first two rounds played on Monday. Their lead grew over Simon Fraser from seven strokes to 20 between rounds one and two and doubled on Tuesday’s final round.
Individually, each of the top two spots on the leaderboard were solely held by UH Hilo golfers. Corey Kozuma shot a 70 in each round to finish with a 210 overall, seven strokes ahead to Kyeton Littel. UH Hilo’s Dalen Yamauchi tied for third with Simon Fraser’s Trevor Garofano with a 219.
UHH picked up their first team win at the beginning of October when they beat Grand Canyon University, a Pacific West Conference opponent, at the GolfWeek Division II Fall Invitational in Sunriver, OR. Two weeks later, they defeated Sonoma State by four strokes at the Sonoma State Men’s Invitational in Rohnert Park, CA. Jamie Hall won the individual crown in a three-way playoff.
The men’s golf team will have over three weeks off before they return to the Waikoloa Kings’ Course to host the Amer Ari Invitational from February 5-8.