25th Annual Amer Ari Intercollegiate Golf Tournament
The 25th annual Amer Ari Invitational collegiate golf tournament was contested over The Kings’ Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort on February 4-6, 2016. The USC Trojans team (pictured left) emerged victorious with a cumulative score of 29-under-par, besting crosstown rival UCLA by 2 strokes.
The individual medal was awarded to Aaron Wise of Oregon, whose stellar three-round tally of 16-under-par earned him top honors over Rico Hoey of USC (-14) and Maverick McNealy (-13) of Stanford.
A Wednesday night lu’au, hosted by Hawai’i County Mayor Billy Kenoi, welcomed all 18 participating teams to the island. Plaques commemorating their invaluable contributions were given to several of the people most responsible for the founding and continuing success of the tournament. Special recognition was given to Coach Earl Tamiya of UH Hilo, for his many years of service.
Past participants of the Amer Ari Intercollegiate tournament who have gone on to PGA Tour success include Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Jim Furyk, and others.