Match Play

The 2020 Nevada State Match Play headed up North to Genoa Lakes Golf Club, a facility that has been home to many of Nevada’s most prestigious amateur tournaments. Spanish Trail Country Club member Tyson Lund outlasted SNGA president and Southern Highlands member Kenny Ebalo to win the title after a 38-hole final.

The 2019 Nevada State Match Play allowed golfers to experience one of the state’s newest and most prestigious layouts, The Summit in Las Vegas. The event featured 32 of the state’s best amateurs. Craig Erickson defeated Alex Jordan 3 & 2.


Nevada State Match Play Brings Ryder Cup Feel to Nevada Golf

There’s just something special about a match play tournament. It is one on one. Golfer vs. golfer.

Two players, looking each other in the eye and staring down each other hole after hole in hopes of winning one of the state’s most prestigious championships, the Nevada State Match Play tournament.

Some of the top golfers in Nevada history have claimed the title over years including David Nelson, also one of the top players in Northern Nevada history. Nelson has claimed the Nevada State Mid-Amateur championship in addition to competing in multiple national USGA tournaments.

Other notable champions are Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame members Brady Exber and Doug Pool in addition to UNLV golfers Zane Thomas and AJ McInerney. Also, Southern Nevada golfer Matt Edwards is a two-time champion of the tournament as is Carlos Concha, former member of the University of Nevada Wolfpack golf team.

Nevada State Match Play Champions

  Year  Champion
  2000  David Nelson
  2001 Doug Pool
  2002  Carlos Concha  
  2003  Matt Edwards
  2004  Carlos Concha
  2005  Seth Cotter
  2006     Lance Baral
  2007 Brady Exber
  2008 Matt Edwards
  2009 Kevin Noto
  2010 JT Cockerill
  2011 Steven Fink
  2012 Roman Mudd
  2013 Zane Thomas
  2014 Jacob Wilner
  2015 AJ McInerney
  2016 Edward Fryatt
  2017 Bradley Keyer
  2018 Daren Johnson
  2019 Craig Erickson
  2020 Tyson Lund
Recent Match Play News

Lund Prevails Over Ebalo in Epic 2020 State Match Play Final

It was a knock-down-drag-out finale in the 2020 Nevada State Match Play tournament held at Genoa Lakes Golf Resort on Aug. 22-25, 2020. In the end, Tyson Lund beat Kenny Ebalo in 38 holes to win the championship. It was … Read More

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Erickson Climbs Summit at State Match Play

Southern Nevada’s Craig Erickson, playing out of Spanish Trail, survived four days of quality competition, a weather delay in the 36-hole finale and 100-plus holes of golf in beating former UNLV walk on Alex Jordan 3-and-2 to win the 2019 … Read More

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2018 State Match Play: Johnson Edges Fryatt 2 & 1

Reno, Nev. (Oct. 2, 2018)–Daren Johnson grabbed an early 2-up lead and went on to beat Ed Fryatt 2-and-1 to win the 2018 Nevada State Match Play Championship in an all-Southern Nevada Golf Association finale. The event was held Sept. … Read MoreRead More

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Keyer Wins 2017 Nevada State Match Play

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (July 25, 2017)—Bradley Keyer got off to a quick start in the match play portion of the 2017 Nevada State Match Play event and used that momentum to win the crown. He beat Brigham Gibbs 3-and-1 in … Read MoreRead More

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Edward Fryatt Wins 2016 Nevada State Match Play Title

Reno, Nev. (Aug. 18, 2016)—Give Ed Fryatt credit: He’s a battler on the golf course. That was never more apparent than his victory over Steve Sear in the finals of the 2016 Nevada State Match Play tournament. Fryatt fought back … Read MoreRead More

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