Tournament cut down to 18 holes instead of 36

PRINCEVILLE — Just about every golfer that came off the 18th green at the Princeville Makai Golf Course yesterday, looked as if they went on a hiking trip through the forest instead of teeing it up on the course.

“Is anyone muddy enough?” an Illinois State golfer joked as he headed for the club-house.

According to tournament officials, the event, which is supposed to feature a 36-hole first round, was cut to 18 holes because of the wet and soggy conditions on the course.

Results of the event weren’t available at press time, but despite the unlikely conditions, most golfers who finished up during the latter part of the afternoon mentioned that the wet weather didn’t stop them from shooting low scores.

Taking part in the tournament will be teams representing BYU-Hawai‘i, Illinois St., Murray State, North Dakota State, Princeton, Rollins College, Skidmore College, University of Toronto, Walters State Community College, Western Illinois, Yale, and host Western Kentucky.

Eight student-athletes scheduled to participate in the event were recently ranked by Golfstat among the top three percent of the estimated 10,000 NCAA collegiate golfers in the nation.

The final 18 will get under-way at 8:30 a.m. Admission to the Kaua‘i Collegiate Cup is free.

Western Kentucky, the host school, is last year’s champions.

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