219 golfers enjoyed a perfect day for golf at the 19th Annual Ed Wong Memorial Golf Tournament on April 9th. The event held at the Hawaii Prince Golf Course raised funds for the Warrior football program.
With the tournament being the 19th annual event, the top three prizes went to the 19th, 38th and 57th place teams.
The 19th Place team of George Gutierrez, Dale Nagata and Gary Oda won 6 round trip airfares on go! Airlines, 3 nights at the Sheraton Maui and 3 rounds of golf at the Wailea Golf Club.
The 38th place team of George Meyer, Brad Motooka and Hugh Yoshida won 3 round trip airfares on go! Airlines and golf at the Waikoloa Beach or King’s Course.
The 57th place team of David Miyamoto, Myles Miyamoto and Craig Yasaka won 3 round trip airfares on go! Airlines.
The last place (high net) team of Stanford Lee, Ryan Nakamura and Karen Sakamoto won round trips for 3 on Hawaiian Airlines, 2 nights at the Outrigger Aina Nalu in Lahaina and 3 cases of Sella Artois beer.
Low net honors went to the team of Matt Ellis, Matt Lochotzki and Rich Song.
The second place team was Thom Kaumeyer, Alvis Satele and Michael Scott.
Posting the third low net was the team of Alex Bell, Mike Nitta and Clem Lagundimao.
Taking forth low net honors was the team of Anthony Chung, Ed Chung and Warren Shioi.
Fifth place honors went to Daniel Ho, Tony Gonlart and Colin Yokoyama.
Capping the many door prizes was the top prize which included a round trip for 2 on Alaska Airlines/Horizon to anywhere in the US mainland, 2 owner-level tickets to the August 10th San Francisco Giants game and 2 nights at the Place Hotel in San Francisco.
The day ended with a banquet featuring a sea food buffet including 4 types of poke, shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half shell, fried calamari and more.
Click here for list of donors and tournament format.
Murray “Whiplash” Cassidy was an outstanding linebacker and strong side safety on the 1968 to 1970 teams which had a 22-8-1 record.
Name/Hometown: Murray Cassidy, Mount Vernon, WA
Current City: Mount Vernon, WA
Years at UH, Major, Position: 1968 – 70, Linebacker, Strong Side Safety, 1971 BA Health, Physical Education.
Company/Position: Retired Teacher, Coach, Mount Vernon School District 31 years.
Tell us about your family: Wife Pam; Stepson Ryan (wife Kristin); Stepdaughter Heidi (husband, Dan) with 3 grandchildren–Hailey, Blake, Samantha
Where have your career travels taken you since you left UH? I travel to one UH football game a year on the mainland and every two years to Hawaii for a UH game or vacation. When in Maui, I visit, golf, and talk stories with Curtis Lee (former teammate).
What do you do in your spare time? Grandchildren, Family, Sailing, Golfing, Volunteer at Avalon Golf Links and Substitute Teach in Mount Vernon School Dist.
What did you get out of your academic and/or athletic experiences at the University of Hawaii? I am very grateful for the Athletic Scholarship that gave me the teaching and coaching career of 31 years. I had the opportunity to give back what so many gave to me. Lifetime friends, great fans and Aloha Spirit. Mahalo.
Who were some of your teammates? Are you able to stay in touch with any of them? I have some 40 players on my Rainbow Ohana email list. When I take in a game, I try to hook up with other Mature Rainbows that I played with who live in the area, where the game is being played. Rick White, Jack Barnes, Tom Fruechtel, Jon Weber, Barry Hale, Rick Puhl, Bill Massey, Doug Woodward, Bill Letz, Dave Mutter, Keith Gilbertson, Bill Turner, Dave Dworsky, Henry Kapono Kaiahue, Felix Alcantara, Brian Fitzpatrick, Larry Sherrer, Bill Boyda, Gregg Johnson, Steve Adler, Doug Sjoquist, Mike Biscotti, George Lumpkin, Roger Parkman, Dave Patterson and the late Billy Ayers.
What is your favorite memory or memories of University of Hawaii Football? Selected Special Teams Captain 1970 by Coach Holmes & Staff for my spirited special team performances for the 69 season. The start of a Special Teams Captain tradition, followed by the likes of Mike Akiu, Semeri Ulufale, Matt Harding and Guyton Galderia. Legendary play by play Chuck Leahey and Color Al Michaels of KGU radio, broadcasters at the UH games. UH 68, 69 & 70, 22 w – 8 L – T 1. 3 year Attendance 403,653
Mahalo, Whiplash Cassidy #22