Mid-Pacific Open

Pro Am

April 19, 2017

 
Tournament

 April 20 – 23, 2017

 

Mid-Pacific Open started its tradition by combining the Lanikai Cup which was held for amateurs and the Campos Trophy for local golf professionals into one prestigious event. Mid-Pacific Country Club and its proud members have continued to uphold this fine golfing tradition over 55 years.

 

The inaugural Mid-Pacific Open was held in 1956 and Guinea Kop was crowned as the first tournament champion shooting an impressive 72-hole tournament score of 285. In 1968 touring golf professional Jerry Barber, set the tournament record of 14 under par. This record was to stand for the next 18 years until up and coming golf professional David Ishii posted a 72-hole gross score of 271, shattering the record by 3 strokes. This tournament record still stands today. David went on to win another 2 times with his most recent victory in 2006.

The names etched on the Open perpetual trophy are some of Hawaii’s Golfing Legends and inductees into the Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame. Ted Makalena, Jimmy Ukauka, Larry Stubblefield and Ron Castillo have all had this honor. Recent Hall of Fame inductee Lance Suzuki has had his name engraved on our Open Trophy a record setting 8 times. This record will not be matched for a long time, if ever.

Other “repeat” winners include 3 time champion Greg Meyers and 2 time champion Allan Yamamoto. As the legacy of golfing greats continued into the 21th Century, Guinea Kop’s grandson, Regan Lee, captured the title in 2002, 2003, and 2004 becoming Mid-Pacific Open’s first three-peat winner. In 2009 Tadd Fujikawa became the latest 2 time winner. In 2010, Samuel Cyr, a Maui native captured the title and after Nathan Lashley, of Arizona, won in 2011. Nick Mason, another "local boy", beat Lashley in a playoff to take the title in 2012; and in 2013 a new course record of 62, beating the old course record set by Greg Meyers was posted by Kamehameha Schools' and University of Hawaii graduate, T.J. Kua, during the 2nd round, who went on to win the tournament!

While continuing the Mid-Pacific Open’s legendary history, this tournament is one of Hawaii’s premier golfing events and along with ASPGA's State Open remains the only open tournament for Hawaii professionals. One of only three 72-hole tournaments in the State, the Open attracts golfers from all islands and abroad all wanting their shot at having their name etched on the coveted trophy.

2017 SPONSORS
Platinum Plus

Bowman Connectivity Solutions, Inc.

Platinum

Advantage Insurance Services/
Resort Management Group
D. Otani Produce Inc.
Servco Pacific Insurance/
Servco Pacific Insurance Employee Benefits

Gold

Aloha Marine Lines
AlohaTone.com
B. Hayman Co.
BEI Hawaii
C & S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
Englekirk Structural Engineers
Gentry Homes, LTD
Golf Concepts, Inc.
Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union
HFM Foodservice
Keola Gerell/Neil Nakai Inc.
Kobayashi Travel Service/
Yim Investment Management, LLC
Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts, LP
Nan, Inc.
Noguchi & Associates, Inc.
Oceanic Time Warner Cable
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Palekana Permits, LLC
Pasha Hawaii
Quality Air Conditioning & Service Ltd.
Roberts Hawaii
Wayne Mau & Minna Sugimoto
Wesley & Serina Wailehua

Double Silver

First Hawaiian Bank
Gail Kawaharada

Silver

XYPEX

Aloha

Nordic PCL Construction, Inc
Ralph Horii Jr..



Ohana

Buzz's Original Steak House
Mid-Pacific Country Club
The Urgent Care of Kona

Kokua

Servco Benefits - Hole in One

  • Application
  • Past Champions
    • 2016 Mid-Pacific Open Champion

      Parker McLachlin 


      Left to Right: Vincent Yim, Parker McLachlin, and Michael Kawaharada
         

      1956 Guinea Kop
      1957 Ted Makalena
      1958 Ted Makalena
      1959 Paul Scodeller
      1960 Al Greer
      1961 No Tournament
      1962 Paul Scodeller
      1963 Jerry Barber
      1964 Paul Scodeller
      1965 Jesus Rodriguez
      1966 Jerry Barber
      1967 No Tournament
      1968 Allan Yamamoto
      1969 Joe Carr
      1970 Rick Weihe
      1971 Chipper Garriss
      1972 Larry Stubblefield
      1973 Larry Lee
      1974 Ron Castillo Sr.
      1975 Charles Barenaba
      1976 Allan Yamamoto
      1977 Lance Suzuki
      1978 Lance Suzuki
      1979 John Kalinka
      1980 Allan Yamamoto
      1981 Lance Suzuki
      1982 Wendell Tom
      1983 Lance Suzuki
      1984 Lance Suzuki
      1985 Richard Martinez

         1986 David Ishii
      1987 Lance Suzuki
      1988 No Tournament
      1989 David Ishii
      1990 Greg Meyer
      1991 Jeff Richardson
      1992 Lance Suzuki
      1993 Lance Suzuki
      1994 Deron Doi
      1995 Brandan Kop
      1996 Casey Nakama
      1997 Greg Meyer
      1998 Keith Kollmeyer
      1999 Greg Meyer
      2000 Beau Yokomoto
      2001 Larry Stubblefield
      2002 Regan Lee
      2003 Regan Lee
      2004 Regan Lee
      2005 John Lynch
      2006 David Ishii
      2007 Darren Summers
      2008 Tadd Fujikawa
      2009 Tadd Fujikawa
      2010 Samuel Cyr
      2011 Nathan Lashley
      2012 Nick Mason
      2013 T.J. Kua
      2014 Nick Mason
      2015 Bradley Shigezawa

       
  • Press
    • SHIGEZAWA DEFENDS TITLE AT 58TH MID-PACIFIC OPEN
      WHILE MEMBERS PREPARE FOR CLUB GALA TO 90TH ANNIVERSARY

       LANIKAI, HAWAII – APRIL 10, 2016 - Driven by a passion for the game of golf, local developer Charles Frazier hired prolific American course architect Seth Raynor to sculpt eighteen championship holes from 202 acres of dry kiawe-covered land. In 1926, Mid-Pacific Country Club opened for business with 65 founding members of the Club. 

      Thirty years later the inaugural MID-PACIFIC OPEN was held in 1956. The 72-hole championship tournament was won by Guinea Kop who finished the 6,900 yard course with a score of 285. Kop went on to pursue a professional career and joined the PGA of America as one of its first Asian members.

      Now in its 58th year, the MID-PACIFIC OPEN is the only four day, privately funded Open championship in Hawaii. The perpetual trophy lists many golf legends and members of the Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame including eight time Open champion, Lance Suzuki. Last year, professional Bradley Shigezawa finished at 285, matching Guinea Kop’s winning score in 1956. Shigezawa also won the low amateur title in 2009. This year he will be joined by past champions TJ Kua (‘13), Nick Mason (‘12, ‘14), Casey Nakama (‘96) as well as PGA Tour members Parker McLachlin and Dean Wilson. The field will compete for $70,000 in prizes.

      Continuing the tradition of the Open, Michael Kawaharada (Tournament Chair) calls upon members of the club, business clients and family friends to carry forward the history of the MID-PACIFIC OPEN. As a member of Mid-Pacific Country Club since 1983, Kawaharada devotes half the year to prepare for the tournament. “The players deserve an opportunity to play on the best championship conditions.” says Kawaharada who has the arduous task for filling the Pro-Am with teams. The tournament sponsors in the Pro-Am consist of members and Kawaharada’s friends who support his vision of Mid-Pacific Country Club being the best championship course in Hawaii. Kawaharada attributes the course’s reputation to superintendent, Jason Amoy. The players in the tournament agree with Kawaharada, naming the MID-PACIFIC OPEN as the “The Masters of Hawaii”.

      From its modest start in 1926, Mid-Pacific Country Club has grown to 740 members who have hosted special guests and dignitaries of state from around the world including President Barrack Obama. The Club’s unique blend of Aloha spirit nestled in beautiful Lanikai will celebrate its 90th anniversary on May 5th. At the center piece of the championship course sits the clubhouse, a mix of casual yet lavish comforts with views of Lanikai sunrises and majestic Ko’olau mountains. The clubhouse completes the private club experience Mr. Frazier originally intended to create 90 years ago. Mid-Pacific Country Club will be celebrating its legacy later this summer in a gala celebration for its members.

      Next week, the 58th MID-PACIFIC OPEN will tee up on April 14th – 17th with a field of 208 professional and amateurs. The tournament is an OFFICIAL EVENT of the PGA of America – Aloha Section, one of only two events in Hawaii to be award this designation, which exemplifies the highest standards of competition for players. It also recognizes the members of Mid-Pacific Country Club, all of whom have served loyally and well for the successful accomplishments the players have enjoyed for many years.

      ** We would also like to recognize our major tournament sponsors; BCS, Inc. – Platinum Plus Sponsor,  BEI Hawaii Best Fertilizer, D. Otani Produce, Servco Pacific Insurance & Employee Benefits, Advantage Insurance Services/Resort Management Group as Platinum Sponsors and the Members of Mid-Pacific Country Club.

      About Mid-Pacific Country Club: Established in 1926, Mid Pacific Country Club is a private club nestled in the world-renowned community of Lanikai on Oahu’s picturesque windward side. The first class golf course has hosted some of the world’s finest golfers, prestigious golf tournaments and U.S. Presidents. The Club also offers versatile venues for members to entertain their family and guests as well as a variety of dining options. With spectacular views of the Ko’olau Mountains, the crystal blue ocean and the iconic Mokulua Islands, Mid Pacific Country Club is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

      About the Aloha Section PGA: The Aloha Section PGA was established in 1976, and today is comprised of over 230 golf Professionals working at over 90 facilities within the Section. The mission of the Aloha Section (ASPGA) is that Purpose of the PGA of America, to promote the enjoyment and involvement in the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals and the golf industry. The ASPGA provides competitive playing opportunities, educational seminars, and growth of the game initiatives, within the state of Hawaii.