Ka'anapali Collegiate: Luke Kluver leads Oklahoma to co-championship with ETSU
Luke Kluver (Oklahoma Athletics Photo)
This year's Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic had a bigger meaning than just the golf that was played.
While the golf was entertaining and captivating, the money raised for victims of the Maui Wildfires was more important.
In partnership with 501(c)3 organizations Spare for Change and Member for a Day, the Classic raised money throughout the tournament to directly benefit Maui's wildfire victims, including Ka'anapali Golf Courses' own associates who lost everything.
The campaign has no minimum donation and no cost to register. Here's how you can help:
1) Make a one-time contribution of your choice.
2) Donate the dollar amount of your choice for each birdie and eagle made by the team of your choice.
Many fans have pledged to match a dollar amount of their choice for each birdie made to support Maui's wildfire victims.
To explore how you can contribute, please visit this link
As for the golf itself, Luke Kluver of Oklahoma led the Sooners to a co-championship with East Tennessee State. Kluver shot 18-under behind a final-round 7-under 64 to best Mats Ege of East Tennessee State by three shots, who finished in solo second place at 15-under.
Kluver shot rounds of 66-65-64 to win the championship. He also made a birdie on No. 18 to pull Oklahoma to a tie with ETSU at the top of the leaderboard.
Robbie Higgins of North Florida finished in solo third place at 14-under, and Josh Ryan of Liberty and Ivan Barahona, and Caleb Shetler of San Jose State finished T4 at 12-under.
Walker Cupper, Nick Gabrelcik of North Florida, finished in solo seventh place at 11-under.
Oklahoma and ETSU shared the team championship at 42-under. Liberty finished third at 39-under, and San Jose State and North Florida finished T4 at 36-under.
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