Kelly Kneivel wins The Summerlin Amateur at Golf Summerlin
Kelly Knievel, the son of Evel Knievel, was the best golfer over two days at Highland Falls Golf Club and Palm Valley Golf Club in perfect weather and claimed the Summerlin Amateur Scratch Division. The event was part of the Southern Nevada Golf Association Championship Series.
Las Vegas, Nev.– Kelly Knievel fired rounds of 66-69—135 (-9) and ran away with the Scratch Division title of the Summerlin Amateur, an event on the Southern Nevada Golf Association Championship Series presented by Las Vegas Golf and Tennis. Knievel defeated 2015 Senior British Amateur Champion Brady Exber by five shots. Palo Verde High School Golfer Jack Trent finished third, six shots back and was followed by Nevada Open low amateur Ryan McCullough, who finished fourth, and former UNLV golfer and PGA TOUR player Edward Fryatt, who finished fifth. Fryatt recently earned back his amateur status.
In the Senior Division, Gary Carpendale stole the show in a talented senior group. Carpendale shot a two-day total of 141 to win the championship by six shots. Carpendale made it to the US Senior Amateur final 32 in Match Play in 2014 and is looking to add another big year in 2015 as he will try his luck over the pond in the 2015 British Senior Amateur. 2015 Primm Amateur Senior Champion, Brian McShane, finished in second place with a total of 147. In the Senior Net Division, former Vegas resident Jim LiCausi played solid golf over 2 days to capture his first championship in years.
In the Super Senior Division, Jeffrey English played a great final round to capture his first championship of 2015. English will be battling with 2014 Super Senior Player of the Year Frank Abbott and current 2015 point race leader, John Corbin, for the 2015 Player of the Year Award. Abbott ending up taking 2nd place while Corbin finished 3rd. The Super Senior Net Division was won when Larry Keever teed off on Saturday Morning. Keever played great, consistent golf over two days to shoot 135 total. Tom Richardson, who shot a final round 65 net, finished in a tie for second with Ed Stocklen.
In the Net Division, Joshua Melnick shot three under for a two-day total of 141 Net. Melnick held off the likes of Rodel Fuentes, John Thompson and 2014 Net Player of the Year, Rob Zoine. Ed White, the current 2015 points leader, finished in 5th Place.
In the Summerlin Junior Amateur, Paul Nawrocki took home top honors in the Boys 12-14 Division with scores of 81-92 for a two day total of 173. This was the first Las Vegas Junior Golf Association (LVJGA) event of the year. The next event will be the Clark Country Junior Amateur at Boulder Creek Golf Club on April 11-12.
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Thank you to Golf Summerlin, Home of the SNGA, for all their great support with the Summerlin Amateur and the Summerlin Junior Amateur.
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