2016 Kāʻanapali Classic Collegiate Invitational Tees Off Nov. 3-6
Kāʻanapali Golf Courses will host collegiate golfers from 24 universities across America in the 2016 Kāʻanapali Classic invitational event, Nov. 3-6 on the Royal Course.
The third annual 54-hole, individual and team stroke-play tournament features golfers from: Ball State, Boise, Bowling Green, California-Santa Barbara, California State–Fullerton, California State-Northridge, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia State, Gonzaga, Hawaiʻi-Hilo, Hawaiʻi-Mānoa (host), Houston, Kansas, Long Beach State, Louisiana State, Loyola Marymount, Minnesota, North Carolina-Wilmington, North Florida, Oklahoma, Sacramento State, South Carolina and Texas-San Antonio.
“There’s an amazing field of players again this year,” says Sutee Nitakorn, PGA Head Golf Professional at Kāʻanapali Golf Courses. “With 2014 team champion Oregon returning and Team Oklahoma and Georgia’s Zach Healey defending their titles, the competitive spirit will be in high gear,” he said.
Oklahoma hoisted the 2015 Team Trophy propelled by freshman, Brad Dalke finishing second place overall, and most of its players return to Kāʻanapali this year.
Oregon, which dominated the inaugural tournament in 2014 with a 33-under par 819, will also challenge this year’s title. America’s No.1 ranked team, the Ducks set NCAA records on Day 1 in 2014, posting a 30-under par 254 for the lowest single-round score in relation to par and total strokes.
Tee times are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. (shotgun start) on the Royal Kāʻanapali Course.
Spectators are welcome to walk along the course throughout the weekend.
Teams will be honored at the Royal Lahaina lūʻau on Friday night, where they will be welcomed to the Kāʻanapali Beach Resort.