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    Komoto Repeats as Hawaii State Match Play Champion

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Kacie Komoto (left) won the 2013 and 2014 Hawaii State Match Play Championships.
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    Kacie Komoto (left) won the 2013 and 2014 Hawaii State Match Play Championships.
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    July 18, 2014

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Northwestern rising sophomore Kacie Komoto won her second consecutive Hawaii State Women’s Golf Association Match Play Championship, wrapping up the three-day tournament with a victory on Friday, July 18.

    Komoto, who is a Honolulu native, defeated Alina Ching, a rising senior on the Pepperdine women’s golf team, 3-1 in Friday’s championship match. In 2013, Komoto won her first Hawaii State Match Play title by defeating Casey Isgawa, who was the 2012 champion.

    As a freshman during the 2013-14 season, Komoto played in all 12 events, helping the Wildcats finish third at the 2013 Big Ten Championships, record a top-eight finish at the NCAA West Regional and a second straight top-15 placement at the NCAA Championships. Komoto recorded a 74.97 scoring average in her first season, which ranks seventh in NU single-season history and first in program history amongst first-year players. She boasted two top-10 finishes and five top-20 placements throughout her first year with the program.

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