Large Turnout Highlights Rafu Golf Classic

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Winners of the 2014 Rafu Shimpo Foundation Charity Golf Classic (from left) Mark Komoda, tournament chairman George Sugimoto and Don Nose accept prizes from Rafu Shimpo publisher Michael Komai. (GWEN MURANAKA/Rafu Shimpo)

Winners of the 2014 Rafu Shimpo Foundation Charity Golf Classic (from left) Mark Komoda, tournament chairman George Sugimoto and Don Nose accept prizes, including miniature kabuto (samurai helmets), from Rafu Shimpo publisher Michael Komai. (GWEN MURANAKA/Rafu Shimpo)

The Rafu Shimpo Foundation’s 2014 Charity Golf Classic was played April 7 with more than 130 golfers taking part.

The event, held at South Hills Country Club in West Covina, benefited the Little Tokyo Community Council, the Little Tokyo Public Safety Asso­ciation, the Nisei Week Foundation, the Nikkei Games and the Nikkei Federation.

When all the rounds were finished and the golfers were back in the clubhouse, Mark Komoda turned in the lowest gross score, a cool 75 for the 18 holes.

George Sugimoto carded the lowest net score with a 63, and Don Nose topped the Callaway Flight with a 71.

The complete results from the tournament are as follows:

Low Gross

Mark Komoda, 75

1. George Sugimoto, net 63

2. Phil Ito, 64

3. Dick Goto, 65

4. Wayne Nagao, 66

5. Gil Nishimura, 67

6. Tom Furukawa, 67

7. Tom Hiraishi, 68

8. Aki Kamimura, 68

9. Rick Hartigan, 69

10. Tom Umemoto, 70

11. Richard Asao, 70

12. Al Kusano, 70

13. Bob Okada, 70

14. Larry Saika, 70

15. Gideon Young, 70

16. Sats Uyeda, 70

17. Geoff Chow, 70

18. Hiro Watanabe, 71

19. Judd Matsunaga, 71

20. Dennis Nakamura, 71

21. Bobby Jeffries, 72

22. Jon Utsunomiya, 72

23. Terry Komatsu, 72

24. Frank Cutrone, 72

25. Scott Yamabe, 73

26. Doug Aihara, 73

27. Justin Linam, 73

28. Glenn Tanaka, 73

29. Jimmy Otsuka, 73

30. Curt Matsuhara, 74

31. Jason Nava, 75

Callaway Flight

1. Don Nose, 71

2. Lee Aoki, 72

3. Kaku Makino, 72

4. Kazuhiko Nishimoto, 72

5. Ken Nishihira, 72

6. Scott Umemoto, 72

7. Lisa Sugimoto, 72.5

8. Brian Kito, 72.5

9. Paul Abe, 73

10. Ray Bristol, 73

11. Takeshi Kawamata, 73

12. Derek Nakamura, 73

13. Bruce Takashima, 73

14. Butch Yonemura, 73

15. Kelly Kawasaki, 73.5

16. Glenn Togawa, 73.5

17. Julie Ishitsuka, 74

18. Chris Komai, 74

19. Jim Matsushita, 74

20. Carl Shibata, 74

21. Donn Yamada, 74

22. Kraig Nakano, 74

23. Brian Dedmon, 74.5

24. Noriaki Ito, 74.5

25. R. Lloyd Keith, 74.5

26. Naoto Murai, 74.5

27. George Tanaka, 74.5

28. Vi Uyeda, 74.5

Closest to the Pin

Hole 3: Wayne Nagao, 6”

Hole 7: Kaku Makino, 3’ 7”

Hole 10: Ray Bristol, 3’5”

Hole 17: Noriaki Ito, 2’5”

Accurate Drive

Kazuhiko Nishimoto, Hole 4

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