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Kubasaki Dragons' junior Matthew Duffy hits an approach shot during Day 2 of the Okinawa Activities Council island championship tournament April 22, 2013, at Taiyo Golf Course on Okinawa. Duffy won the event for the second straight year.

Kubasaki Dragons' junior Matthew Duffy hits an approach shot during Day 2 of the Okinawa Activities Council island championship tournament April 22, 2013, at Taiyo Golf Course on Okinawa. Duffy won the event for the second straight year. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Kubasaki Dragons' junior Matthew Duffy hits an approach shot during Day 2 of the Okinawa Activities Council island championship tournament April 22, 2013, at Taiyo Golf Course on Okinawa. Duffy won the event for the second straight year.

Kubasaki Dragons' junior Matthew Duffy hits an approach shot during Day 2 of the Okinawa Activities Council island championship tournament April 22, 2013, at Taiyo Golf Course on Okinawa. Duffy won the event for the second straight year. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Kadena Panthers freshman Zoe Stenovitch smacks an approach shot during Day 2 of the Okinawa Activities Council island championship tournament April 22, 2013, at Taiyo Golf Course, Gushikawa, Okinawa. Stenovitch won the tournament.

Kadena Panthers freshman Zoe Stenovitch smacks an approach shot during Day 2 of the Okinawa Activities Council island championship tournament April 22, 2013, at Taiyo Golf Course, Gushikawa, Okinawa. Stenovitch won the tournament. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Kubasaki Dragons' junior Terah Whitehurst blasts out of bunker during Day 2 of the Okinawa Activities Council island championship tournament April 22, 2013, at Taiyo Golf Course, Gushikawa, Okinawa. Whitehurst finished second to Kadena Panthers freshman Zoe Stenovitch.

Kubasaki Dragons' junior Terah Whitehurst blasts out of bunker during Day 2 of the Okinawa Activities Council island championship tournament April 22, 2013, at Taiyo Golf Course, Gushikawa, Okinawa. Whitehurst finished second to Kadena Panthers freshman Zoe Stenovitch. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

GUSHIKAWA, Okinawa – Matthew Duffy repeated his Okinawa Activities Council boys island golf title on Monday, while Zoe Stenovitch captured the girls crown for the first time.

But both the Kubasaki junior and Kadena senior said they were hardly satisfied with their performances at the par-72 Taiyo Golf Course on Day 2 of the island championship tournament.

Duffy said he didn't feel like he'd won the event after carding a 27-over-par 99, giving him an aggregate 187 over two days, far outdistancing teammate Jarred Rosario’s 203. “I don’t feel happy.”

Duffy’s been playing the game since sixth grade, while Stenovitch grew up in a golfing family and has been playing since she was a little girl, but says she only got serious about it this year.

Stenovitch succeeded Kadena’s Helena Tassi as island champion after carding a 100, giving her an aggregate 212. Kubasaki’s Terah Whitehurst shot a 108, with her aggregate 221 score good enough for second spot.

“I didn’t feel like I played my best,” Stenovitch said.

The two-day event was a study in weather contrasts. Round 1 of the island finals was played Thursday in drenching rain at Kadena Air Base’s relatively flat, par-72 Banyan Tree Golf Course. Monday’s second round was greeted with sunshine and partly cloudy skies with gusty winds.

ornauer.dave@stripes.com

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Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages the Pacific Storm Tracker.
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