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Star-Bulletin Sports

Friday, October 27, 2000

H A W A I I _ G O L F

By Ken Ige, Star-Bulletin
Women's division leader Christel Tomori watches her
drive during Hawaii State Open play yesterday.

Hayashi tied with
Nakama for Open lead

Star-Bulletin staff

Defending champion Kevin Hayashi and Casey Nakama shared the opening-round lead of the Hawaii State Open by posting 5-under-par 67s yesterday at the Hawaii Prince Golf Course.

They led fellow professional James Contreras by one stroke and Maui amateur Ryan Koshi by two going into today's second round.

Hayashi was 5-under before missing short putts for bogeys at the 16th and 17th holes. But he sank a 30-foot eagle putt at the 501-yard par-5 18th to finish at 67.

Nakama, who won the State Open title in 1987, also had an eagle in his round, sinking a 20-footer at the par-5 15th.

In the women's division, Christel Tomori, who's trying for a three-peat, took a seven-stroke lead over Dawn Kaneshiro with an even par 72.

In senior division play, Mike Iyoki shot a 1-under-par 71 for a one-stroke lead over Maui's Dean Prince, who has won the senior title for the last four years. Carl Matthews was third at 73.

Brad Buck of the Oahu Country Club aced the 189-yard seventh hole.

The tournament continues through tomorrow with the winning professional in the open division earning $7,250.

The women and senior winners will earn $1,200.

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