Registration for Hilo Invitational starts

The Hilo Invitational Pro-Am and Golf Tournament will be held Feb. 23-25 at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course.

Now in its 10th year, this event has raise thousands of dollars for local charities and provided great competitive golf.

Top professionals and amateurs will vie for more than $20,000 as Hilo hosts golfers from throughout Hawai‘i.

Entry blanks may be obtained at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course pro shop, or from any of the staff professionals. They can be also downloaded from 808golf.com, as well as the Aloha Section PGA Web site at aloha.pga.com.

Jarett Hamamoto, the 2006 champion, will be back to defend his title.

Hamamoto won the tournament as an amateur last year but has since turned professional.

A senior division has also been added, along with professional and championship flights.

For more information, contact the Muni pro shop at 959-9601, Kevin Hayashi at 895-4300, Lance Taketa at 987-2971, Lee Hardy at 987-7054 or Troy Sato at 937-6101.

Entry deadline is Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.

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