Toyama among

Two-time Interscholastic League of Honolulu golf champion Travis Toyama of University High is among the favorites entered in the David S. Ishii Foundation Boys State Golf Championships tomorrow and Thursday at Wailua Golf Course on Kauai.

Toyama, who beat Damien's Kurt Nino and Iolani's Lance Hirai in a playoff for this year's ILH title, shot a 61 earlier this season and owns a 67.2 scoring average.

Nino (71.2) and Hirai (71.8) are also considered among the tourney favorites, along with Moanalua's Ryan Perez (68.9) and Big Isle champ Sean Maekawa (70.3) of Honokaa.

Many other high school boys golfers around the state could put together two solid rounds in the 36-hole test and take a run at the title, including OIA Alvin Okada of Waianae (72.7), Mid-Pacific's Reyn Tanaka (70.8), Iolani's Spencer Shishido (71.0) and Andrew Llarenas (71.2), Mililani's Bronson Kalilikane (71.3), Kamehameha's Chris Caycayon (71.6), Garden Isle champion Alan Baab (71.6) of Kauai, and Valley Isle winner Bryan Bangerter (76.8) of King Kekaulike.

The competition starts at 7 a.m. each day.

Defending team champion Waiakea is bringing a squad of eight golfers, led by Shaun Sato (75.0) and Kirk Usui (77.5).


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