Announcing the 2017 APJC Team Hawaii

The Kiahuna Junior Classic was the last tournament to earn HSJGA points towards the selection of Team Hawaii for the 2017 Asia Pacific Junior Cup in Miyazaki, Japan, November 7-10. TEAM HAWAII: Boys 15-18 Reynn Hoshide, Punahou School Kolbe Irei, Roosevelt High School Evan Kawai, Punahou School Chad Lee, Saint Anthony Junior Senior High Davis Lee, Mid Pacific Institute Rilen Loo, Punahou School Jonathan Morikawa, Punahou School Andrew Otani, Iolani School Jordan Terada, Maui High School AJ Teraoka, Moanalua High School Girls 13-18 Lana Calibuso-Kwee, Baldwin High School Reese Guzman, Maui High School Kamie Hamada, Iolani School Jaelin Ishikawa, Baldwin High School Danielle Ujimori, Mid Pacific Institute Naomi Wong, Iolani School

The APJC is an annual world-class junior golf tournament that recognizes and rewards the ability of young men and women from Hawaii & Japan, while raising awareness and monies for a variety of local charitable organizations.  The APJC is an educational and recreational vehicle by which talented young men and women from different cultures compete in a positive and friendly atmosphere with the potential of creating long-lasting bonds.

The Asia Pacific Junior Cup is celebrating it’s 11th Anniversary this year.  The event started with the vision of Mark Wang, President of Hilton Grand Vacations Club and Mary Bea Porter-King, President, HSJGA, who wanted to foster good will between Hawaii and international players in a fun Ryder Cup style tournament.  The original plan was to have the event rotate back and forth between Hawaii and Japan.  But because of certain logistics of international coordination, the event was kept at Waikoloa Kings’ Course on the Big Island for the past 9 years.  In 2016, the tournament went to Japan for the first time.  It will be held once again in Japan in November and then rotate back to the Big Island in 2018.