$25,000 hole-in-one sunk at MABL Tourney

The Maui Adult Baseball League hosted its inaugural golf tournament last Saturday at The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course. Over 100 golfers registered for the four-man scramble, which raised over $5000 that will go towards the 2024 MABL Youth Clinic and league expenses.

The biggest story of the day came when Julian d’Almeida Santos, playing with members of the Kihei Centipedes, hit his first ever hole-in-one, from 141 yards on hole 17 to win $25,000. Check out the video of Julian’s incredible shot here!

Other prizes were awarded to:

  • 1st Place: Grace Charis Fan Club
  • 2nd Place: Golf Ball Whacker Guys (featuring James Weaver and Scott Carr of the Kaanapali Coast Monarchs)
  • 3rd Place: Out of Bounds
  • Closest to the Pin (Hole 3): Carl Alexander (4’11”)
  • Closest to the Pin (Hole 6): Chuck Gibson (10’1″)
  • Closest to the Pin (Hole 8): Anthony Benigno (3’8″)
  • Closest to the Pin (Hole 17): Zac Kuykendall (9’9″)
  • Longest Drive (Hole 18): Chris Calibuso
  • Best Team Name: Ground Rule Double Bogey (featuring Chuck Gibson, Anthony Valeriano, Dylan Lewis, and Julian d’Almeida Santos)
  • Best Dressed Team: Morning Wood (featuring Trevor Caughey, Rich Doster, Jason Dennis, and Joe Smith)
  • Consolation, MABL Team: AC/DC (featuring Anthony Benigno and Dusty Newkirk)
  • Consolation, Non-MABL Team: Tim Trenholme’s Team
  • Most Honest Team: The Booch Boys
  • Team That Traveled the Farthest: Mainland Mischief (from the Seattle area)

In addition, many participants walked away from the post-tournament reception with raffle prizes donated by a number of local and national organizations; most notably the Victus Pencil Bat – which was won by Brant Quick – and a custom stone counter top – donated by Stone Source Hawaii and won by Howdy MacPherson‘s daughter.

Photos from the event are provided courtesy of Barefoot Child Photography, and can be viewed here.

Mahalo to Lief Smith and The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course for welcoming the MABL for the tournament, and mahalo to all the participants, volunteers, and sponsors who helped make this event such a huge success! We look forward to running it back next year.

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