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Naupaka News

March/April 2015

Asu State Captures Amer Ari

Asu State Captures Amer Ari

The Amer Arti Invitational, the prestigious annual collegiate golf tournament hosted by The University of Hawai`i Hilo and staged at Waikoloa Kings’ Course, was held February 5-7, 2015. Seventeen teams from across the United States and one team from Japan participated, with the Arizona State Sun Devils emerging victorious. The University of Washington Huskies placed second, 2 strokes back; with USC and Oregon tying for third 3 strokes off the pace.
Individual honors went to Cheng-Tsung Pan of Washington with scores of 65- 65-69—199 (-17), bettering Maverick McNealy of Stanford by 2 strokes.

Over the years, some of the brightest young stars in the game have played the Amer Ari before finding success on the PGA Tour, including Jordan Speith (Texas, 2012), Notah Begay (Stanford, 1994), Matt Kuchar (Georgia Tech, 1999 and 2000) and Anthony Kim (Oklahoma, 2004).