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Lone Peak’s Kihei Akina lands the Coral Canyon Amateur, the first UGA PPR tournament of the new year

The Coral Canyon Amateur featured a full field and a healthy wait list to begin Utah’s amateur golf season but when it came down to the back nine of final round Saturday, it was just three of the top five players on the Utah Golf Association’s Player Performance Ranking list battling it out for the champion’s trophy.

Lone Peak sophomore Kihei Akina had a one shot lead going into the final round over last year’s Utah State Amateur champ, Zac Jones. Akina made three birdies on his final five holes (on the front 9) in Friday’s (Jan. 6) opening round to shoot (-6) 66.

Click here to read the complete Coral Canyon Amateur feature from Fairways Media Photo Journal.