20 May 2015 Ka’anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational
Ka’anapali Golf Courses – managed by Billy Casper Golf – will host golfers from 19 universities across America in the 2015 Ka’anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational on November 5-8.
The 54-hole, individual and team stroke-play event features golfers from Ball State, Bowling Green, California-Santa Barbara, California State-Northridge, Georgia, Gonzaga, Hawaii-Hilo, Hawaii-Manoa (host), Indiana, Kansas, Liberty, Long Beach State, Loyola Marymount, North Carolina State, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma, Sacramento State, South Carolina and Washington State.
“The competition and camaraderie at last year’s tournament were spectacular,” says Ed Kageyama, PGA General Manager of Ka’anapali Golf Courses. “Again, we’ve brought together another strong field of top collegiate golfers to face a stern challenge on the Royal Ka’anapali Course.”
The University of Oregon used a dominating performance last year to win the inaugural Ka’anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational, finishing at 33-under par 819. The Ducks set NCAA records on Day 1, posting a 30-under par 254 to set the new mark for lowest single-round score in relation to par and total strokes. The victory vaulted Oregon to No. 1 in the Golf Coaches Association of America poll, the highest ranking in program history.
The individual title also went to Oregon when freshman Aaron Wise sank a 20-foot putt to overcome the University of North Florida’s MJ Maguire in a sudden death playoff after both finished regulation at 10-under par 203.
Ka’anapali will again host a College-Am fundraising tournament on Thursday, November 5 to benefit the University of Hawaii Golf Team. Maui residents and visitors can play with current college athletes and future PGA Tour stars. For more information, contact Sutee Nitakorn at firstname.lastname@example.org.