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Waikoloa Beach Resort

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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

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