Hilo’s Uchida Among Winners at HSJGA Junior Tour Event

April 25, 2016, 2:32 PM HST
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Winners gather for a photo from last weekend's Junior Tour Series 14 & Under event at Mililani Golf Club. Photo courtesy: Hawai'i State Junior Golf Association.

Winners gather for a photo from last weekend’s Junior Tour Series 14 & Under event at Mililani Golf Club. Photo courtesy: Hawai’i State Junior Golf Association.

Lacey Uchida stood out from the small neighbor island contingent at the Hawai’i State Junior Golf Association’s Junior Tour Series event on O’ahu over the weekend.

Uchida was part of a small neighbor island contingent that competed at the Mililani Golf Club on Saturday and Sunday in a field dominated by O’ahu junior golfers. She shot two solid rounds of golf to win the Girls 13-14 Division with a score of one-over-par 145. She won her division by nine strokes over Kaneohe’s Kelsey Ota.

In round one, Uchida shot a one-over-par 73, giving her a two stroke lead over Ota. She followed that up with an even-par 72 to finish with the best round of the tournament in her division.

Last weekend’s tournament was the final event in the JTS 14 & Under Series. Maui, Kauai, the Big Island, and O’ahu each hosted a tournament during the months of March and April.

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