KAPOLEI GOLF CLUB HOSTS SUCCESSFUL RAINBOW WAHINE INVITATIONAL
Kapolei Golf Club recently concluded the hosting of Rainbow Wahine Invitational in October of 2022. Home of the University of Hawaiʻi Rainbow Wahine Golf Team, Kapolei played host to some of the top women’s golf programs in the country. Following four days of competition, Colorado State University was victorious in the event and Sofia Torres from (also from CSU) captured the individual title.
Kapolei Golf Club is no stranger to showcasing women’s golf as the club hosted the LPGA Tour’s Hawaiian Open from 1996 through 2001 and more recently hosted the LPGA Lotte Championship in 2021 (which crowned Lydia Ko as the winner).
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa sophomore Mayumi Umezu placed third following a final round 5-under 67 to finish the three-day tournament at 4-under 212. The third place finish was the best of her collegiate career and her 212 total was also her 54-hole low. Umezu carded six birdies in her final 18, including a stretch of three straight on her front nine to post the tournament’s best score of the day.
Additional UH highlights included Hyeonji Kang, who birdied her final three holes to finish with a 2-under 70 and solo fifth place at 2-under 214 for the tournament and her career 54-hole low.
Kapolei Golf Club, an 18-hole daily-fee club in Kapolei, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Colorful floral gardens, waterfalls and five lakes deliver a striking contrast to the course’s lush fairways and greens. Kapolei is consistently one of the Top 10 “Courses You Can Play in Hawaii” by Golfweek magazine.
RAINBOW WAHINE INVITATIONAL FINAL RESULTS
Kapolei, Hawaii | Kapolei GC
Par 72 | 6,208 Yards
1. Colorado State 282-293-282-857
2. Gonzaga 282-301-288-871
3. College of Charleston 299-287-287-873
4. Sacramento State 299-296-284-879
5. Hawaii 292-308-287-887
T6. Grand Canyon 301-301-287-889
T6. Fresno State 298-296-295-889
8. CSU Bakersfield 306-301-298-905
9. Northern Colorado 308-309-296-913
10. North Dakota State 306-306-305-917
11. Portland State 312-308-300-920
12. Wyoming 308-316-302-926
13. CSUN 315-311-308-934
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
T1. Sofia Torres, CSU, 69-73-69-211
T1. Cassie Kim, GON, 67-73-71-211
T3. Mayumi Umezu, HAW, 72-73-67-212
T3. Andrea Bergsdottir, CSU, 69-71-72-212
5. Hyeonji Kang, HAW, 69-75-70-214