WAIMEA, Hawaii Hilo Municipal golf professional Kevin Hayashi battled wind gusts of 25 mph and held off California State Open champion Richard Barcelo to capture the first event of the $100,000 Pro Tour Hawaii at Waimea Country Club.
Hayashi, 35, who set the Waimea course record with a 9-under 63 in Tuesdays first round, closed with a 70 for a 72-hole of 20-under 268 to earn the $18,000 top prize. Barcelo shot a 69 and finished two strokes back at 270 to earn $10,000.
"Im so happy that I cant feel anything," Hayashi said. "Im very happy. I dont know what to say."
Hayashis 60-foot birdie putt on the par-3 13th, and Barcelos bogey on the same hole put Hayashi ahead for good.
Honolulus Gregory Meyer shot 67 and was third at 271.
Pro Tour Hawaiis second event in the 10-tournament series will begin on Tuesday at Waikoloa Village, starting at 7:30 a.m.
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