101st Manoa Cup tees off

Lorens Chan
Lorens Chan

By Jason Tang - bio | email

NUUANU (KHNL) -For the 101st time, the oldest and most prestigious amateur golf tournament in Hawaii tees off this week. And the talent in the Manoa Cup seems to get better every passing year.

Former Punahou grad Alex Ching is the defending champion, but he'll have Hawaii's best amateurs chasing him including newly crowned high school state champion Lorens Chan.

Chan is playing in the tourney for his fifth time, and knows the atch play format, is quite different from stroke play.

"I mean it's just a tough tournament, anything can happen, you don't have to be the top player in the state to win this thing, this tournament is just about making less mistakes than your opponent. My goal is to come out here, take it a day at a time play good and see where it goes from there," said Chan.

Lorens finished Monday's qualifying round at even par, and is seeded 7th in the 64 man field. His match play begins Tuesday morning at 7:28 from hole number 10.