Golf News for Thursday, October 31, 2013 | Tournaments

Second annual Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational in Hawaii

PRINCEVILLE, Kauai, Hawaii -- The second annual Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational will take place next week, November 4 to 6, at the Makai Golf Club at Princeville, hosted by the University of Hawaii Warriors. Eighteen top NCAA Division I collegiate golf teams will participate in the event, including the Baylor Bears, the 2012 defending champions from Baylor University. Title sponsors for the event are The St. Regis Princeville Resort, Makai Golf Club, Wyndham Resorts, and First Hawaiian Bank.

The three-day tournament will include 18 holes of golf each day, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on November 4 and 5, and an 8:00 a.m. shotgun round on November 6. Practice rounds will take place on Sunday, November 3. The event is open to the public free of charge.

Participating teams are:
Arizona State University (ranked #23 by Golfweek)
Baylor University (2012 defending champions and ranked #17 by Golfweek)
Boise State University
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Cal State Fullerton
East Tennessee State University
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Idaho
University of Louisville
Middle Tennessee State University
University of Mississippi
Mississippi State University
Pepperdine University
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
UC Santa Barbara
University of Utah

The hosting Rainbow Warriors feature an all-Hawaii line-up, with all 10 golfers hailing from the Aloha State, including Kauai native Justin Tokioka from Kauai High School. Headed by longtime coach Ronn Miyashiro, the Rainbow Warriors will feature "Green" and "Black" squads.

The magnificent 18-hole Makai Golf Course, a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, plays at 7,223 yards from the black tees, incorporating serene lakes and stunning ocean coastline. The Makai Course underwent a comprehensive 14-month renovation, reopening in early 2010 to rave reviews for its immaculate condition and playability. The course, perched on a bluff overlooking Hanalei Bay, is extraordinarily beautiful and was named one of the Top 5 Great Golf Settings in the U.S. by National Geographic Traveler. The Makai is currently ranked by Golf Digest as one of "America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses" and by GOLF Magazine and Golfweek as one of the top 5 public golf courses in Hawaii. The Makai Golf Club is managed by Troon Golf.

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