NUUANU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Defending champion T.J. Kua won his opening match Tuesday in the Manoa Cup at Oahu Country Club. Kua defeated Layne Morita 3 and 2 in a rematch of last year's final.
Past champions Brandan Kop and Jonathan Ota also advanced to Wednesday's second round.
The only female to qualify for the event also advanced. Punahou senior Alina Ching defeated former Manoa Cup champion Dick Sieradzki.