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Kaanapali Classic-Collegiate Invitational returns to Kaanapali Golf Courses Nov. 2-5

By Staff | Sep 14, 2017

Sam Burns of LSU hits out of a bunker on the sixth hole on his way to placing second last year. PHOTOS BY ARIC BECKER.

KAANAPALI – Kaanapali Golf Courses, managed by Billy Casper Golf, will host golfers from 19 universities across America in the 2017 Kaanapali Classic-Collegiate Invitational on Nov. 2-5 on the Royal Course.

The fourth annual 54-hole, individual and team stroke-play tournament features golfers from Ball State, Boise, Bowling Green, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Gonzaga, University of Hawaii at Manoa (host), Houston, Indiana, Kansas, Kent State, Louisiana State, Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, Sacramento State, South Carolina, U.S. Air Force Academy and West Virginia.

“There will be an amazing field of players again this year,” said Sutee Nitakorn, PGA head golf professional at Kaanapali Golf Courses.

“With Georgia returning for revenge on the team trophy after coming in second by one stroke over Clemson last year, and several players gunning for the individual trophy, including Zach Healy after earning it in 2015, the competitive spirit will be in high gear.”

LSU’s Sam Burns, who came from behind to finish second in last year’s event with an all-time record low final round (-9), will be in the field this year along with Georgia’s Spencer Ralston, who tied for eighth overall as a freshman last year at Kaanapali, and senior Zach Healy, who claimed the 2015 individual title.

Zach Healy, the 2015 trophy winner, makes a putt.

Walking spectators are welcome to watch the tournament daily on the Royal Kaanapali Course. The official practice round on Thursday begins at 12:30 p.m., with the tournament rounds beginning at 8:30 a.m. (shotgun start) Friday through Sunday.

Updates and scores will be posted on Kaanapali’s Facebook page, Instagram @kaanapaligolf and #KaanapaliClassic17.