Boys golf moves to 8-0 with win over Seabury


Photo by Maile Sur

Senior Lucas Park hit a short ball off the tee, but still made par on the hole during the Kamehameha Maui match against Seabury Hall, March 14, 2014, at the Dunes at Maui Lani. The Warriors won, bringing their record for the season to 7-0.

By Maile Sur, staff writer

Even through the rain, the KS Maui boys golf team scored a win against Seabury Hall yesterday at the Dunes at Maui Lani. The Warriors beat the Spartans by 5 strokes with a score of 183.

Though many said that they didn’t do as well as they had hoped, they were also happy with the win, and said that compared to the last round, they improved their scores. Senior Lucas Park said he improved by seven strokes.

Park also had the lowest score for the Warriors making par at 35.

“I feel pretty good,” Park said. “I’ve been struggling the past couple rounds, and today kind of just pieced it together.”

The rain was definitely a factor during the match, with it pouring for a few holes. Luckily, the rain passed and the weather remained, cleared up for the rest of the match.

“Your grips get wet, it’s harder to swing the club, and bunkers get harder to play out of.” Junior Jacob Pu’u said. “It just sucks being wet and cold while playing.”

Junior Kalei Stanich made a nice par 3 on hole 3, and Pu’u hit a par 3 on hole 8.

On hole 6, Park birdie’d, with a nice first hit onto the green, though he faced a challenging hole 8.

Off the tee, Park hit the ball into the left side bunker. From there, it was plugged against the whip, stuck in the sand. Because it was at the edge of the bunker, two feet below his feet, he had to tackle this hole with a different approach.

“I had to get on my knees so that I could swing,” Park said. “I got it out to about eight feet, and I made the putt.”

Volunteer coach, Rose Pagan said, “It’s a pleasure to coach these kids.” Pagan was a former Maui High coach of 5 years. “I expect them to do really well [this season],” she said.