Waikoloa Beach Resort

Waikoloa Beach Resort

The Gathering Place of the Kohala Coast

22nd ANNUAL AMER ARI CONTINUES AT WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT

Feb 2, 2012


Venerable Kings’ Course Playing Host to One of Collegiate Golf’s
Most Prestigious Events at Waikoloa Beach Resort


WAIKOLOA, KOHALA COAST, HAWAII—Play continued in the 22nd Annual Amer Ari tournament at Waikoloa Beach Resort on Thurs., Feb. 2, on the Big Island of Hawaii, with the University of Texas Longhorns, the No. 1-ranked team in the country, holding a 3-stroke lead with a two-day score of 270-287=557. 

UCLA maintained a close second with a two-day score of 275-285=560. The University of Southern California hop-scotched into third place with a two-day total of 276-285=561, with the University of Washington in fourth place at 275-287=562. 

Low score of the day was 68, recorded by two players: Thomas Kua (University of Hawaii Manoa) and Austin Quick (Arizona State University), whose round included a hole-in-one in the 188-yard 11th hole. Pontus Widegren of UCLA led as the tournament’s low medalist going into the final round at 66-69=135.

“The course played tougher today,” said former PGA Tour professional Casey Martin, who is now coach of the No. 2-ranked University of Oregon Ducks. “It was a very big challenge with the wind blowing as hard as it was this morning.”

“Still,” Martin said, “this is the highlight of our year; getting out to play and compete in Hawaii…it’s a real treat.”

One of the most important collegiate tournaments of the year, a total of 20 teams are participating in the Amer Ari in 2012, including eight of the top 15 ranked teams in the U.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).

For complete team and individual results please visit http://www.golfstat.com.

WEDNESDAY, DAY 2 Results – Team

1 Texas 270 – 287 557
2 UCLA 275 – 285 560
3 Southern Cal 276 – 285 561
4 Washington 275 – 287 562
T5 Georgia Tech 278 – 289 567
T5 Stanford 282 – 285 567
7 Arizona State 286 – 285 571
8 TCU 291 – 283 574
9 Oklahoma State 285 – 291 576
10 Texas Tech 285 – 294 579
11 Chico State 289 – 291 580
T12 San Jose State 293 – 288 581
T12 San Francisco 285 – 296 581
14 Hawaii 293 – 290 583
T15 Osaka Gakuin 288 – 296 584
T15 Oregon 284 – 300 584
T17 Oregon State 291 – 294 585
T17 Hawaii-Hilo 294 – 291 585
19 Colorado 291 – 295 586
20 UC Davis 299 – 306 605


DAY 2 Results (top 10) - Individual

1 Pontus Widegren UCLA 66 – 69 135
T2 Toni Hakula Texas 67 – 69 136
T2 Jeffery Kang Southern Cal 67 – 69 136
T2 Patrick Rodgers Stanford 67 – 69 136
5 Cheng-Tsung Pan Washington 66 – 71 137
T6 Bo Andrews Georgia Tech 69 – 69 138
T6 Dylan Frittelli Texas 67 – 71 138
T6 Matt Hovan San Jose State 67 – 71 138
T6 Thomas Kau Hawaii 70 – 68 138
T6 Trevor Simsby Washington 67 – 70 138

 


Amer Ari at Waikoloa Beach Resort Tournament Schedule

1st Round           Feb. 1 Wednesday
2nd Round         Feb. 2 Thursday
Final Round       Feb. 3 Friday


All rounds will be played at the Kings’ Course starting at 7 am.


Tournament History

                                                                                                                                                                                       
Year & Team                                    Individual Medalist
1991           OklahomaState              Craig Hainline,OklahomaState
1992           UNLV                          Alan Bratton,OkalahomaState
1993           Arkansas                      ToddDempsey,ArizonaState
1994           ArizonaState  Notah Begay, Stanford
1995           OklahomaState              Chris Hanell,ArizonaState
1996           OklahomaState              Jim Skinner, SMU
1997           UNLV                          Bill Lunde, UNLV
1998           UNLV  James Watt, Nevada-Reno
1999           Georgia Tech                MattKuchar,GeorgiaTech
  CarltonForrester,GeorgiaTech
2000           Georgia Tech                MattKuchar,GeorgiaTech
  Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech
2001           Texas                          Sprague Kolp, Nevado-Reno
2002           Georgia Tech  TroyMatteson,GeorgiaTech
2003           UCLA                          Adam Meyer, TCU
2004           Georgia Tech                Anthony Kim,Oklahoma
2005           OklahomaState  Tyler Leon,OklahomaState
2006           Georgia Tech                CameronTringale,GeorgiaTech
2007           Oklahoma  Jonathan Moore,OklahomaState
2008           Stanford                      Jesper Kennegard,ArizonaState
2009           USC  Nick Taylor, Washington
2010           OklahomaState             Daniel  Miernicki,Oregon


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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Kevin Ginoza (808) 886-5375
Feb. 2, 2012

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