Cascata Amateur Champs: Barzekoff, Turk, Abbott, Zyla, Carlin, Little

Cameron Barzekoff put together rounds of 73-73—146 and beat Josh Wescott (71-75—146) in a playoff to win the Championship Division of the 2018 Cascata Amateur Championship. The tournament was held Aug. 11-12, 2018, at Cascata. John Turk (Senior) and Frank Abbott (Silver) also won gross division titles. Steve Zyla (net), Patrick Carlin (Senior) and Loren…

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August 13, 2018

Remaining on the Course Is Main Goal for Veteran

For SNGA member Jim Rice, the drive is on to get back into the sport he enjoys: Golf. This 44-year-old disabled veteran is now confined to a wheelchair and thought his days of playing golf might be over. Now, thanks to finding out about Heroes in the Rough, he’s back on the golf course. —…

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August 7, 2018

Johnson Brings Home State Mid-Am Title for SNGA

Daren Johnson, the 2017 Nevada State Amateur champion, defeated two former Nevada State Mid-Amateur champions to win that tournament, organized by the Nevada State Golf Association, for the first time. Johnson used a hot finish to put away Edward Fryatt and Kenny Ebalo to win by four strokes.  “I had a five-shot lead after the…

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August 6, 2018

South Hosts Nevada State Net Am – Godfrey Wins

It was a big three days at the historic Las Vegas National Golf Club as both the Nevada State Net Amateur and Nevada State Mid-Amateur tournaments were played and organized by the Nevada State Golf Association. Michael Godfrey won the net title after a marathon golf session. Godfrey also won the 2017 Southern Nevada Championship crown…

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August 6, 2018

John Turk Qualifies For U.S. Senior Amateur In First Attempt

John Turk survived a roller coaster round, carding a one-over-par 73 at Reflection Bay, to earn a spot in the 2018 U.S. Senior Amateur. Turk will join a talented field in the prestigious U.S. Senior Amateur ,which will be held Aug. 25-30 at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore. — By Bill Bowman, Las Vegas…

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August 3, 2018

Girls, Boys America’s Cup Report: Girls Finish Fourth

The Southern Nevada girls team wound up fourth in the 2018 Girls Junior Americas Cup held July 23-27, 2018 at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen, Colo., the best team finish for Southern Nevada since 1980. Mexico was the team champ, winning by 11 strokes over runner-up Southern California. Northern Nevada wound up 12th. — By…

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July 28, 2018

SNGA Champs Named at Nicklaus’ Reflection Bay

Ed Fryatt scorched the field in cruising to a 13-stroke victory in the Championship Division of the 2018 Reflection Bay Amateur at the Jack Nicklaus Reflection Bay Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas. Sean Mulvenon (Senior) and Frank Abbott (Silver) also won Gross Division titles. Jeff Gilliame (Championship), Freddie Sarno (Senior) and David Kim (Silver)…

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July 24, 2018

UNLV Commit Veronica Joels Dominates in State Win

Veronica Joels put together rounds of 69-73–142 and breezed to an 11-stroke victory in the 2018 NSWGA Amateur Championship held July 17-18, 2018, at DragonRidge Country Club. My Paulsen (gross) and Nancy Dunn (net) won the Silver State Division titles. The future of UNLV women’s golf appears bright. — By Bill Bowman, Las Vegas Golf Insider…

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July 19, 2018

Vrzich, Dupree Earn U.S. Amateur Spots at Legacy GC

Hayes Dupree and Joey Vrzich were as hot as the 100-degree temperature in earning the two qualifying spots up for grabs in the 2018 U.S. Amateur in the two-day qualifier played at Legacy Golf Club on July 16-17, 2018. Caden Hamill and Las Vegas’ Ed Fryatt earned alternate status.  — By Bill Bowman, Las Vegas Golf…

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July 18, 2018

State Champ Adds Another Plus Other SNGA Siena Tour Winners

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (July 14, 2018)–Friday the 13th proved to be lucky for Alex Jordan (Championship), Frank Acker (Senior) and Al Kueker (Silver) as they picked up victories in the championship divisions in the SNGA Tour’s stop at Siena Golf Club on July 13, 2018. Champs in the net were Arthur Pellegrini (net), Don Blanton (Senior)…

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July 14, 2018

Knievel Father, Son Loved Vegas Golf

Longtime SNGA member Kelly Knievel had every intention of playing in the Nevada State Amateur July 9-11 at TPC Summerlin, but there was this little obligation he had on Sunday, July 8. Nitro Circus and X Games superstar Travis Pastrana was paying tribute to Kelly’s late father, Evel (yes, that Evel) by performing three of…

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July 12, 2018

Alex Jordan Wins Nevada State Amateur Title with Fine Back Nine

Alex Jordan knew he had to go low on the back nine to win his first Nevada State Amateur title. Jordan did just that–shooting a 32 on the inward nine at TPC Summerlin — to win, coming from behind to catch second-round leader Edward Fryatt. Jordan defeated Hazen Newman by three shots and Fryatt faded…

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July 12, 2018

South Comes Up Short in Historic Cobb Whalen Cup

There are always winners and losers, but sometimes just playing the game is enough. That is the case for the annual Cobb Whalen Cup that was played June 29 – July 1 at RIo Secco Golf Club. The North won their third straight by a 15-9 margin but both teams enjoyed the camaraderie of the…

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July 3, 2018

Four Las Vegas Golfers Win Championships at State Junior

A contingent of top junior Nevada golfers took aim at individual titles in the 2018 Nevada State Junior Amateur. In the end, Las Vegas residents Cameron Gambini and Riana Mission put on clinics in winning the boys and girls 15-18 division crowns. Vincent Kyle Forbes (boys) and Joanne Lee (girls), also both from Vegas, won…

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July 2, 2018

Women Win, Earn Silver Cup at Historical So. Nevada Am

For the first time, major titles were on the line for the WSNGA and SNGA at the same course on the same weekend. The pressure was doubled for the Women’s Southern Nevada Golf Association members as they took on Legacy Golf Club in the 2018 Southern Nevada Amateur that was also the qualifier for the…

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June 25, 2018

Goldstein Leads Champs at Historical SNGA Southern Nevada Amateur

History was made at Legacy Golf Club as major championships for the Women’s Southern Nevada Golf Association and Southern Nevada Golf Association were played at the same course on the same weekend for the first time. Josh Goldstein breezed to the title in the Championship Division of the SNGA Southern Nevada Amateur, first major of…

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June 25, 2018
 
 
 
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