Sakamoto swings away with state title

Nicole Sakamoto
Nicole Sakamoto

By Duane Shimogawa - bio | email

OAHU COUNTRY CLUB (HawaiiNewsNow) - Different tournament, but the same result.

Nicole Sakamoto edged out Mariel Galdiano to win the Hawaii State Women's Golf Association Match Play event at Oahu Country Club on Friday.

The James Madison sophomore beat the 12-year-old just two weeks ago for the State Stroke Play title.

Sakamoto was hot from the start as she eagled the first and birdied the second. It was all-square heading into the final hole, but she got the one-up win.

In the "A" Flight, Charlee Kapiioho defeated Marleen Billedeaux, 6 and 5.

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