Seabury Hall has the 1st Hawaii State Boys Golf Champion

Seabury Hall's Tyler Loree won his school's first individual title at the David S. Ishii Foundation/HHSAA Boys Golf Championships held Tuesday and Wednesday at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course.

Loree, of Kula, Maui, posted a total score of 69-72-141 under par, making her the only player to shoot par or better on the par-72 Klipper over the two days. It was the first time the private course at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii was used for states.

The UCLA player became the first Maui player to win the Hawaii boys' individual title since Maui High's William Coelho in 1988 and finished second overall.

Loree led Moanalua's Nate Choi by two shots after Tuesday and withstood a tough attack from runner-up Keola Silva Jr. on Wednesday. Silva shot a 68, the best round of the tournament, and finished at 1-under 143.

Waiakea High repeated as boys' team champion with a score of 303-309-612, beating Moanalua and Punahou by five strokes.

The Warriors held a seven-shot lead over Maui Prep after Tuesday's first round. Punahou's 300 on Wednesday was the best single-day team score for any school.

It was the 13thTh Boys team title for Waiakea. Punahou has the second most with 11.

The HHSAA girls tournament will be held May 7 and 8 at Klipper.

Brian McInnis covers the state's sports scene for Spectrum News Hawaii. He can be reached at [email protected].

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