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UH-Hilo 20th Annual Mauna Lani Invitational Golf to start Feb. 3


The 20th Annual Mauna Lani Invitational Collegiate Golf Tournament, Feb. 3-5, promises to be the showcase event of the 2010 NCAA Division I Spring season.

Hosted by the University of Hawaii at Hilo and University of Hawaii at Manoa on the Mauna Lani Resort North Course, the 3-day event features 6 of the top 10 and 11 of the top 20 Division I programs. Amongst the golfers are 5 of the top 7 and 13 of the top 20 individuals in the collegiate ranks.

GolfWeek has the tournament as one of the Top 5 on the spring schedule. Golf Week

Headlining the tournament are top-ranked Oklahoma State University and 2nd-ranked Stanford University. Other top 25 teams joining that tandem are Florida State University (4), Arizona State University (6), Texas Christian University (7), University of Texas (8), University of Washington (12), Oregon State University (13), UCLA (14), Georgia Tech (17), Texas Tech University (19) and USC (21). The field rounds out with the University of Rhode Island, the University of California Davis, the University of Colorado, San Jose State University, the University of Oregon and the University of San Francisco. Rounding out the field are NCAA Division II members Sonoma State University and California State University East Bay.

Oklahoma State’s Peter Uihlein and Oregon State’s Diego Velasquez are ranked first and second by GolfStat following the fall season. Other notable players to watch in the field are Washington’s Nick Taylor (4), Oklahoma State’s Morgan Hoffmann (5) and Trent Whitekiller (15), Stanford’s Sihwan Kim (7), Texas Tech’s Nils Floren (10), UCLA’s Pedro Figueirdo (12), Arizona State’s Knut Borsheim (14) and Scott Pinckney (20), Florida State’s Seth Lauer (17) and Brooks Koepka (18) and Texas’ Cody Gribble (19).

For the first time in the tournament’s history, GolfStats will be providing live-scoring with 3-hole scoring for each player being posted on their tournament website.
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Competition begins with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start on Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. shotgun starts on Thursday and Friday.

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