Watabu, Merkle win OIA
Aiea's Bryson Watabu and Moanalua's Kristina Merkle won Oahu Interscholastic Association individual golf championships yesterday at the par-72 Leilehua golf course.
Watabu shot a 1-over 73 and finished the two-round tournament (the first round was a week earlier at the par-70 Ala Wai Golf Course) at 5-over 147 and then he beat Kaiser's Nick Kim, the first-round leader, in a playoff.
Merkle shot 2-under 70 yesterday and finished at 4-under 138 to beat second-place Nicole Sakamoto of Kalani by 12 strokes.
Moanalua won both the boys and girls team titles.