Waikoloa Beach Resort

Waikoloa Beach Resort

The Gathering Place of the Kohala Coast

Naupaka News

March/April 2018

Amer Ari Invitational

Amer Ari Invitational

The 27th annual Amer Ari Intercollegiate Golf Tournament was contested over the Waikoloa Kings’ Course In early February, with Oklahoma State emerging as the champion in decisive fashion. The Cowboys took the lead on the second day of play and never relinquished it, propelled by the strong play of Viktor Hovland (-12), Matthew Wolff (-12), and Hayden Wood (-11). Texas Tech finished second, and the USC Trojans came in third. The individual champion was Justin Suh of USC (-13), who bested Hovland and Wolff by a single stroke. “It was an awesome tournament, with some truly great players and fantastic weather,” said Kevin Ginoza, head golf professional at Waikoloa. “We’re so happy to have some of the best collegiate teams in the nation coming out to Waikoloa Beach Resort every year.”