Hilo , HI
Age: 12 - 13
The Path to the National Finals
Should a player advance through local qualifying, the subregional and regional qualifying sites are pre-determined based upon the local qualifying site. The player is not guaranteed participation in the subregional qualifier unless he/she advances through local qualifying. The player is not guaranteed participation in the regional qualifier unless he/she advances through local and subregional qualifying.
Local QualifierEvent CompletedKailua-Kona, HI 96740Jun 18, 2022
Sub-Regional QualifierEvent CompletedKapolei, HI 96707Jul 16, 2022
Regional QualifierEvent CompletedScottsdale, AZ 85262Sep 25, 2022
NAME AND LOCATION OF SCHOOL:
St. Joseph School , Hilo, Hawaii
GRADE IN SCHOOL:
HOME GOLF COURSE AND LOCATION:
Hilo Municipal Golf Course, Hilo, Hawaii
PLAY GOLF RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED:
AGE STARTED PLAYING GOLF:
7 years old
LOWEST SCORE SHOT (9 AND/OR 18 HOLES):
31 (9 holes) and 64 (18 holes)
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN GOLF?
I started watching golf on TV with my grandfather
WHO INTRODUCED YOU TO GOLF?
Grandfather in Japan and mother
WHO DO YOU NORMALLY PLAY GOLF WITH?
Mother, Brother and Friends
WHO IS YOUR GOLF INSTRUCTOR?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT PLAYING GOLF?
Making friends, learning, and having fun.
WHAT PART OF GOLF DO YOU LIKE TO PRACTICE THE MOST?
WHAT’S THE MOST DIFFICULT THING ABOUT GOLF?
Reading putts and speed control
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLUB?
60 degree wedge
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD?
Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN GOLF SO FAR?
3rd place at DCP National Finals 2022 (1st for chipping!!), 3rd place at Notah Begay 3 Jr. Golf Championship 2022
HAVE YOU EVER PARTICIPATED IN A USGA OR PGA OF AMERICA EVENT? IF SO, WHICH ONE(S), WHEN, AND HOW DID YOU DO?
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE?
yes, Team Moanalua 2022
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT PARTICIPATING IN DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT?
Being at Augusta National Golf Club as a player. Good chance to sharpen my skill.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS FROM YOUR LOCAL, SUBREGIONAL OR REGIONAL QUALIFIERS:
Winning all three stations at the subregional qualifier.
HAVE YOU TRIED TO QUALIFY FOR DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT IN THE PAST? IF SO, PLEASE LIST EACH YEAR AND YOUR PREVIOUS RESULTS:
3rd place overall (1st place chipping) at National Finals 2022
DID YOU WATCH LAST YEAR’S DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT NATIONAL FINALS ON TELEVISION? IF SO, WHAT IMPACT DID THAT HAVE ON YOUR PARTICIPATION THIS YEAR?
Yes, it made me want to go back so badly.
LIST FROM STRONGEST TO WEAKEST – DRIVING, CHIPPING, PUTTING:
Chipping, Driving, Putting
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO THE MASTERS BEFORE? IF SO, WHEN?
Monday Practice Round 2022
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MASTERS MEMORY? U.S. OPEN OR U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN MEMORY? PGA CHAMPIONSHIP OR WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP MEMORY?
When Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY WATCHING GOLF ON TV?
When Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Tiger Woods because he wins a lot.
WHO IS THE COOLEST PLAYER IN GOLF, AND WHY?
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE TO PLAY GOLF WITH A DREAM FOURSOME, WHO WOULD THE OTHER THREE PEOPLE BE?
Tiger Woods, Collin Morikawa, Hideki Matsuyama
DO YOU HAVE ANY SUPERSTITIONS AS IT RELATES TO GOLF? IF SO, PLEASE DESCRIBE:
Wearing my Tiger Woods golf cap. It's my lucky hat.
DO YOU PLAY ANY GOLF VIDEO GAMES? IF SO, WHICH ONE(S)?
PGA Tour 2K21 and Mario golf
WHAT FOOD WOULD YOU SERVE AT YOUR CHAMPIONS DINNER AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL?
Sushi and Chicken Katsu (my style of surf and turf)
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT:
FAVORITE SCHOOL TEACHER:
Coach Linden Villena
FAVORITE SPORT (OTHER THAN GOLF):
The Short Game
FAVORITE SINGER / MUSIC GROUP:
Black Eyed Peas
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
DESCRIBE ANY TALENTS OR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF GOLF:
Pretty good with handling time difference. (Secret tip: Sleep anytime anywhere)
DESCRIBE ANY OBSTACLES YOU’VE OVERCOME IN YOUR LIFE:
Playing my own golf in the final group in the lead.
HERO / ROLE MODEL(S):
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
I am a quiet person but lots of passion about golf inside me.