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Amer Ari Intercollegiate Golf Tournament History

Waikoloa Beach Resort hosted the Amer Ari Intercollegiate golf competition. Top college teams and future PGA TOUR stars competed on the world class golf courses. The event was free to the public and an exciting opportunity to watch great golf potential in a robust multi-day competition.

“The Amer Ari was one of the best collegiate tournaments in the country,” said Arizona State University coach Tim Mickelson. “It had one of the strongest fields every year and simply participating in the event gave the college players a great feel of where they fit in college golf. If you could win the Amer Ari, you knew you were in elite company.”

Best Collegiate Golf Teams & Individuals

Oklahoma State Cowboys 2019 Champions
Matthew Wolff, Oklahoma State Cowboys - 2019 Individual Champion
Oklahoma State 2018 First Place Team
Justin Suh, 2018 First Place Individual University of Southern California
Pictured with Mr. Amer Ari is Kevin Ginoza PGA, Director of Golf Waikoloa Beach Resort Golf.
2017 First Place Individual Champion Fredrik Nilehn
2017 First Place Champions Texas Tech
2016 Individual Aaron Wise University of Oregon
2016 Team USC
2015 Team Arizona State University
2014 Team Oklahoma State
2012 Team university of Texas *This was Jordan Spieth's sophmore year at the University of Texas just before deciding to go professional in 2013.
2011 Team Oklahoma State
2005 Individual Anthony Kim Oklahoma: State
2005 Team Georgia Tech
2004 Individiual Adam Meyer TCU
2004 Team UCLA
2002 Team Georgia Tech
Image Courtesy of Michele Blunck UH Hilo

A History of Amer Ari Golf Champions

YearTeamIndividual Medalist
1992 Oklahoma StateCraig Hainline (Oklahoma State)
1993 Nevada-Las VegasAlan Bratton (Oklahoma State)
1994 ArkansasTodd Dempsey (Arizona State)
1995 ArizonaState Notah Begay (Stanford)
1996 Oklahoma StateCraig Hanell (Arizona State)
1997 Oklahoma StateJim Skinner (Southern Methodist)
1998 Nevada-Las VegasBill Lunde (Nevada-Las Vegas)
1999 Nevada-Las VegasJames Watt (Nevada-Reno)
2000 Georgia TechMatt Kuchar (Georgia Tech), Carlton Forrester (Georgia Tech)
2001 Georgia TechMatt Kuchar (Georgia Tech), Bryce Molder (Georgia Tech)
2002 TexasSprague Kolp (Nevada-Reno)
2003 Georgia TechTroy Matteson (Georgia Tech)
2004 UCLAAdam Meyer (Texas Christian)
2005 Georgia TechAnthony Kim (Oklahoma)
2006 Oklahoma StateTyler Leon (Oklahoma State)
2007 Georgia TechCameron Tringale (Georgia Tech)
2008 OklahomaJonathan Moore (Oklahoma State)
2009 StanfordJesper Kennegard (Arizona State)
2010 Southern CaliforniaNick Taylor (Washington)
2011 Oklahoma StateDaniel Miernicki (Oregon)
2012 TexasJeffery Kang (USC), wins playoff over Jordan Spieth
2013 UCLA/WashingtonDominic Bozzelli (Auburn)
2014 Oklahoma StateJordan Niebrugge (Oklahoma State)
2015 Arizona StateCheung-Tsu Pan (Washington)
2016 Southern CaliforniaAaron Wise (Oregon)
2017 Texas TechFredrik Nilehn, Texas Tech
2018Oregon State UniversityJustin Suh, University of Southern California
2019Oklahoma State CowboysMatthew Wolff, Oklahoma State Cowboys
2020Pepperdine UniversityWilliam Mouw, Pepperdine
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