Waikoloa Beach Resort

Waikoloa Beach Resort

The Gathering Place of the Kohala Coast

22nd ANNUAL AMER ARI CONCLUDES AT WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT

Feb 3, 2012

The University of Texas Longhorns Emerge Victorious at One of Collegiate Golf’s

Most Prestigious Events at Waikoloa Beach Resort

WAIKOLOA, KOHALA COAST, HAWAII—Play wrapped up in the 22nd Annual Amer Ari Collegiate Golf Tournament at Waikoloa Beach Resort on Fri., Feb. 3, on the Island of Hawaii. Under clear skies and with 80 degree temperatures, the University of Texas Longhorns, the No. 1-ranked team in the country, held onto their wire-to-wire leadfor a 5-stroke victory over a surging USC Trojans team. The Longhorns led by 3 strokes going into the final day of play, and finished with a strong 11-under-par 277 to conclude the week 270-287-277=834.

USC closed to second place with a 10-under-par 278 on the final day, and ended 276-285-278=839 for the tournament. USC’s Jeffrey Kang beat Texas’ Jordan Spieth in a sudden death playoff to take home low medalist honors for individual play. The pair had tied at 205 at the end of 54 holes, Kang shooting 67-69-69=205; and Spieth 69-69-67=205.

“This has been a great week,” said Earl Tamiya, Men’s Head Golf Coach at the University of Hawaii Hilo, tournament host. “We are proudof all the teams who came to the Big Island and participated, and we’d especially like to congratulate the Texas Longhorns for an impressive win.”

“We had perfect weather all week,” said Scott Head, Waikoloa Beach Resort’s Vice President of Resort Operations. “And course conditions could not have been better. We are pleased that the players, coaches and their families were able to come to Waikoloa andenjoy all Hawaii Island has to offer.”

A total of 20 teams participated in the Amer Ari in 2012, including eight of the top 15 ranked teams in theU.S.Many past winners have gone on to realize great success on the professional tours and throughout golf.

Past medalists in the tourney include some of today’s best-known PGA Tour stars, including Notah Begay (Stanford, 1994), Matt Kuchar (Georgia Tech, 1999 and 2000) and Anthony Kim (Oklahoma, 2004).

Complete team andindividual results can be foundon http://www.golfstat.com

FRIDAY, FEB. 3—Full Results

1 Texas 270 – 287 - 277 834

2 Southern Cal 276 – 285 - 278 839

3 Stanford 282 – 285 - 277 844

4 Georgia Tech 278 – 289 - 278 845

5 UCLA 275 – 285 - 286 846

6 TCU 291 – 283 - 280 854

7 Washington 275 – 287 - 293 855

8 Arizona State 286 – 285 - 293 864

9 Oklahoma State 285 – 291 - 289 865

T10 Texas Tech 285 – 294 - 289 868

T10 San Francisco 285 – 296 - 287 868

T12 Oregon 284 – 300 - 285 869

13 San Jose State 293 – 288 - 290 871

14 Chico State 289 – 291 - 294 874

15 Osaka Gakuin 288 – 296 - 291 875

16 Hawaii-Hilo 294 – 291 – 292 877

17 Oregon State 291 – 294 - 294 879

T18 Hawaii 293 – 290 - 301 884

T18 Colorado 291 – 295 - 298 884

20 UC Davis 299 – 306 - 298 903

Day 3 Results (top 10) - Individual

T1 Jeffery Kang Southern Cal 67 – 69 - 69 205

T1 Jordan Spieth Texas 69 – 69 – 67 205

2 Patrick Rodgers Stanford 67 – 69 - 71 207

T4 James White Georgia Tech 70 – 70 – 68 208

T4 Andrew Yun Stanford 69 – 74 - 65 208

T6 Bo Andrews Georgia Tech 69 – 69 - 71 209

T6 Kyle Souza Chico State 69 – 69 - 71 209

T6 Pontus Widegren UCLA 66 – 69 – 74 209

T9 Anton Arboleda UCLA 69 – 70 – 71 210

T9 Dylan Frittelli Texas 67 – 71 - 72 210

T9 Toni Hakula Texas 67 – 69 - 74 210

T9 Anthony Paolucci Southern California 69 – 70 - 71 210

Tournament History

Year Team Individual Medalist

1991 Oklahoma State Craig Hainline,Oklahoma State

1992 UNLV Alan Bratton,Okalahoma State

1993 Arkansas Todd Dempsey,Arizona State

1994 Arizona State Notah Begay, Stanford

1995 Oklahoma State Chris Hanell, Arizona State

1996 Oklahoma State Jim Skinner, SMU

1997 UNLV Bill Lunde, UNLV

1998 UNLV James Watt, Nevada-Reno

1999 Georgia Tech Matt Kuchar, Georgia Tech

Carlton Forrester, Georgia Tech

2000 Georgia Tech Matt Kuchar, Georgia Tech

Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech

2001 Texas Sprague Kolp, Nevado-Reno

2002 Georgia Tech Troy Matteson, Georgia Tech

2003 UCLA Adam Meyer, TCU

2004 Georgia Tech Anthony Kim, Oklahoma

2005 Oklahoma State Tyler Leon, Oklahoma State

2006 Georgia Tech CameronTringale, GeorgiaTech

2007 Oklahoma Jonathan Moore, Oklahoma State

2008 Stanford Jesper Kennegard, Arizona State

2009 USC Nick Taylor, Washington

2010 Oklahoma State Daniel Miernicki, Oregon

2012 Texas Jerrfey Kang, USC

Waikoloa Beach Resort is situated on 1,350 acres of the beautiful Kohala Coast on the Hawaii’s Big Island– the Golf Capital of the Aloha State. Waikoloa features two fabulous golf courses with unique layouts specifically designed to challenge shot-making skills while letting golfers enjoy the magnificent beauty of the Big Island: views of the majestic, often-times snow-capped Mauna Kea Mountain and the warm, tranquil Pacific Ocean.

For more information, contact the Kings’ Course at (808) 886-5375