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    • Second Annual Pacific Links Hawai&#145;i Championship to Showcase World's Top Golfers<p>All event proceeds benefit the Pacific Links Hawai&#145;i Foundation

    HONOLULU (July 9, 2013) - Pacific Links Hawai‘i is pleased to announce that it will play host to the second annual Pacific Links Hawai‘i Championship from September 16 to 22, 2013. The PGA Champions Tour event will take place at the award-winning Kapolei Golf Club on O‘ahu, a par-72 championship course owned and operated by Pacific Links Hawai‘i.

    Preparations for the $1.8 million full-field Pacific Links Hawai‘i Championship are now in full swing, and set to feature top Champions Tour professionals competing for a $270,000 winner's purse. In addition to Pacific Links Hawai‘i Championship 2012 winner Willie Wood, a world-class field is expected, including 2013 leading money winner Kenny Perry; Hale Irwin, the winningest player in Champions Tour history; popular Tour veterans Bernhard Langer, David Frost, Corey Pavin and Mark O'Meara; World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Tom Kite and Champions Tour rookies Rocco Mediate and Steve Elkington.

    "Amidst the week of thrills for tournament players and fans, the Pacific Links Hawai‘i Championship also serves as a catalyst to further elevate the quality of golf in Hawai‘i and strengthen our local economy," said Micah Kane, chief operating officer of Pacific Links Hawai‘i. "We invite kama‘āina and visitors alike to join us at Kapolei Golf Club to watch the world's top golfers, while supporting a wonderful cause."

    All proceeds from this golf tournament will benefit the Pacific Links Hawai‘i Foundation - a newly founded non-profit that helps cultivate and sustain programs aiding Hawai'i's ecosystem, keiki, and culture. Following the success of last year's tournament, the Pacific Links Hawai‘i Foundation gifted $100,000 to Hawai‘i non-profits that aided the Leeward Coast; it hopes to make an even greater impact this year.

    The winner, and any player finishing in the top 10 at the Pacific Links Hawai‘i Championship, will also earn valuable Charles Schwab Cup points. The Charles Schwab Cup is the season-long competition, now in its 13th season, and is designed to recognize the Champions Tour's leading player, rewarding week-in/week-out consistency in all official events. Players receive points for top-10 finishes and ties based on each week's money distribution, with $1,000 earned being the equivalent of one Charles Schwab Cup point.

    Additionally, Pacific Links Hawai‘i Championship week will feature signature sponsor events, local promotions and live coverage on The Golf Channel to more than 150 million homes in 83 countries.

    Spectator passes are $40 (good Wednesday through Sunday); daily tickets are $15 (pre-sale) and $10 (Wednesday and Thursday) and $20 (Friday through Sunday) at the gate.

    For more information or to volunteer for the 2013 event visit: www.pacificlinkshawaiichampionship.com. For information on the Pacific Links Hawai‘i Foundation, visit: www.pacificlinkshawaiifoundation.org.

    About the Pacific Links Hawai‘i Championship

    The Pacific Links Hawai‘i Championship is an official Champions Tour event. The $1.8 million full-field championship will be held at Kapolei Golf Club and will feature top Champions Tour players competing for a $270,000 winner's purse. Proceeds from the event will go to the Pacific Links Hawai‘i Foundation to benefit local non-profits that fit three criteria: perpetuate Hawaiian culture, heal the ‘āina and provide a better future for keiki. This foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of Pacific Links Hawai‘i, a golf course investment company that seeks to elevate the quality of golf in Hawai‘i and enhance the quality of life for kama‘aina.

    About Kapolei Golf Club

    As Kapolei continues to expand and take shape as O‘ahu's "Second City," the Kapolei Golf Club has similarly added features like the newly expanded clubhouse. Designed by architect Ted Robinson, the par-72, 190-acre Kapolei Golf Club is known for its strategic holes; 80 bunkers and five lakes provide delightful, tactical challenges. Kapolei Golf Club was the home of the 1996-2001 LPGA Ladies Hawaiian Open and was rated as one of the best courses on O‘ahu by both Golf Digest Magazine and the Zagat Survey.

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