In Hawaii, Sedeno Wins the 110th Manoa Cup
Josh Sedeno, 2018 Manoa Cup champion (KHON2 photo)
HONOLULU, HI (June 16, 2018) - In a well-played 36-hole final that features 23 birdies and an eagle, University of Alabama sophomore Josh Sedeno (Roseville, CA) held off University of Hawaii freshman Justin Ngan (Wailuku, HI) to for a 2 up win in the championship match of the Manoa Cup.
It was the 110th playing of Hawaii's most prestigious amateur tournament, played at Oahu Country Club where Sedeno has ties even though he is not from the Aloha State. Sedeno is the grandson of a former president of the club.
Sedeno turned his Hawaii vacation into a tournament title, and received the ceremonial dunking in the swimming pool as the new champion.
"It means a lot," said Sedeno to KHON2's Rob DeMello. "The first time I was here I was thirteen and I actually watched David Fink win and now David lives in California and I played a decent bit of golf with him and we've talked over the years about me coming back and playing and potentially winning it and joining him as a former champion. It's awesome to join names like him and some of the other people like Brandon Kop and other people that have won this tournament. 109 other people I've just joined and it feels awesome."
"Even though I'm from California and I go to school in Alabama, Hawaii has played a large part in my life," he continued. "Spam and eggs for breakfast all the time, we come here almost every year to visit family and Hawaii plays a huge part in my life even though I'm not necessarily from here."
It was not Sedeno's first big amateur win. In 2015, he held off Cameron Champ by two shots to win the Memorial Amateur at Ancil Hoffman GC in Sacramento, the same year he made it all the way to the final of the California Amateur before falling to Shotaro Ban.
ABOUT THE Hawaii State Match Play
Match play tournament that is a part of the
John A Burns Challenge Cup. The winner of this
in a unique 'ritual' is tossed into the pool at Oahu
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