TJ Kua enters final round at Mid Pacific Open with 4 swing lead over Dean Wilson

TJ Kua & Dean Wilson // PGA Aloha Section
TJ Kua & Dean Wilson // PGA Aloha Section

Pairings for the final round of the 55th MID-PACIFIC OPEN have been set by the committee with the leaders teeing off at 9:00AM. After smashing the course record yesterday with 62-swings TJ Kua retained his lead over Dean Wilson by four shots. Both players posted another exceptional round today finishing the course in 67-swings. Wilson started the back nine this morning with a bogey on #11 and #13 while Kua got busy with birdies on both holes. Their battle would continue on the front nine as one player made birdie, the other would respond.

 

Wilson and Kua will be joined tomorrow with Championship flight leaders, John Oda and Kalena Preus. Oda and Preus both shot 71 today but Preus remains in the lead of Championship flight by two shots. Their 9:00AM foursome will be the crown pairing for the final round of the 55th MID-PACIFIC OPEN.
In the Senior-Professional Casey Nakama and Billy Bomar are still tied at 227 and will continue their play-off tomorrow with another 18-holes tomorrow. The two are schedule in a foursome at 7:50AM off the 1st tee.

 

Our A-Flight leader David Long is 8-shots ahead of Layne Tanaka, Paul Glen and David Ishikawa who are all tied at 245. While Wendell Kop will match-off with Jon Ichimura tomorrow at 7:50AM. Kop is only one swing a head of Ichimura at 245.

Courtesy:

Wesley Wailehua – Executive Director – Aloha Section PGA

The preparations for the final round are under way as we anticipate another gorgeous day in Lanikai tomorrow. Spectators are welcome to follow our leaders but must walk. The committee will have LIVE HOLE-BY-HOLE scoring for the leader groups listed below so stay tuned for highlights of the final round.

8:40 – Hole #1    
  Kyle Suppa CHAMP 219
  Tadamasa Noda PRO 220
  Nathan Lashley PRO 220
  Parker McLachlin PRO 220
       
8:50 – Hole #1    
  Hiroyuki Naito PRO 216
  Eric Meichtry PRO 216
  Garrett Okamura,PGA PRO 217
  Tyler Ota CHAMP 219
       
8:47 – Hole #10    
  TJ Kua PRO 201
  Dean Wilson,PGA PRO 205
  Kalena Preus CHAMP 213
  John Oda CHAMP 215
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