Waikoloa Beach Resort to Host Unique College Golf Event

The top collegiate golfers in the country are returning to the Big Island of Hawaii February 1-4 for the UH-HILO Men's College Golf Tournament.

The event starts February 1 with a unique college player-amateur event, followed by a three-day, 54-hole team competition involving the participating universities.

The format of the February 1 college-am event pairs four amateurs with two collegiate players. The collegiate players will play their own ball and count three scores on each hole - one best-ball gross score from the two college players, plus the two best net scores of the four amateurs, which will determine the team score.

The cost to participate is $500 per person or $2,000 per four-person team. Green fees, prize package, lunch and awards dinner are included. Proceeds from the event will benefit the University of Hawaii golf program.

The UH-HILO Tournament will once again boast one of the strongest fields in Division I men's golf, attracting top college golf teams.

This year is no different. Waikoloa Beach Resort will host four out of the top-10 schools in the country including the No. 1-ranked UCLA Bruins and No. 2-ranked Oklahoma State, as well as Georgia Tech (fifth) and Texas (seventh). Other participating schools include the University of Hawaii, Arizona State University, Oregon State University, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University, University of Colorado, University of Southern California and University of Washington.

Over the past 21 years it has attracted elite players like Tiger Woods and Ricky Fowler.

For more information about this event and to sign up your amateur team, contact Johnny Eusebio at 808/886-1000 or email jeusebio@waikoloaland.com. Additional details are available at www.waikoloagolf.com.