Photo Caption: Cassy Isagawa has the lead after Round One of the U.S. Kids Golf Hawaiian Classic at Ka’anapali
With scattered showers and strong Trade Winds blowing across the Royal Ka’anapali Golf Course, Cassy had a hard time dropping birdies in the second round but still posted a respectable 75 to hold a 14 stroke lead over Honolulu player Lisa Kang for the Girls 15-18 Age Division.
The top three finishers from each age division at the Hawaiian Classic will earn top status with U.S. Kids Golf, which includes an invitation to the 2011 World Championship at Pinehurst Resort and the 2011 European Championship in Scotland.
After Round One, two Maui kids take the lead in the 15-18 age division of the inaugural U.S. Kids Golf Hawaiian Classic at Ka’anapali. Cassy Isagawa of Wailuku shot five under par, 67 on the Royal Course today to take the lead for the Girls Teen Division. Kyeton Little-Kamimoto of Kahului shot a one under, 71 to take the lead for the Boys Teen Division.
Isagawa has had quite a year: winning the 2010 HHSAA Girls Golf Championship, representing the U.S. in the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup in Scotland and taking home the trophy for the 2010 Junior PGA Champion. Cassy had an amazing round today with six birdies and an eagle on #10 – she set the tone for her fellow Hawaii competitors in her age group, who trail Isagawa by 13 shots after Day 1. Isagawa has signed a National Letter of Intent for the University of Oregon, and will join their women’s golf team in the fall of 2011. Also joining as a freshman in the fall will be Cali Hipp, longtime standout junior golfer from Caldwell, Idaho.
The field consisted of 166 participants, with more than 60 coming from the host state of Hawaii. The remainder of the field consists of players from 23 states, Canada, Guam, Hong Kong, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. The top three finishers from each age division will earn top status with U.S. Kids Golf, which includes an invitation to the 2011 World Championship at Pinehurst Resort and the 2011 European Championship in Scotland.
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