104 holes of golf may sound grueling, but it was light work for Brent Grant in the marathonic world of the Manoa Cup.
Grant averaged 14 holes-per-round in the match play 64-man tourney, blitzing through the field to win the first Manoa Cup in his career after he downed Justin Ngan 5 and 4 in Saturday’s 36-hole final.
“The fact that I won the tournament itself is sunken but I don’t think I’m ever going to understand just how far this tournament goes back and who has all played it.” Grant said after his win.
“All I know is is that I’m extremely honored and extremely privileged to put my name on the cup.”
After he was awarded with the cup and green jacket Grant was thrown into the pool by fellow Na Menehune grad and 2015 champion Tyler Ota.
“I was joking that they weren’t going to have to throw me in the pool I was just going to jump in. So I couldn’t ask for a better ending.”
Moving forward the BYU-Hawai’i golfer will look to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Championship which starts on August 17th.