Match Play

SouthShore Country Club | July 27-30, 2021

At the 2021 Nevada State Match Play played at SouthShore Country Club at Lake Las Vegas, a stunning, private Jack Nicklaus signature course, Oklahoma State golfer Hazen Newman defeated Andrew Hawk 8& 7 to win the title. 

In 2020, 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.

History

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 Past Champions
2021 Hazen Newman
2020 Tyson Lund
2019 Craig Erickson
2018 Daren Johnson
2017 Bradley Keyer
2016 Edward Fryatt
2015 AJ McInerney
2014 Jacob Wilner
2013 Zane Thomas
2012 Roman Mudd
2011 Steven Fink
2010 JT Cockerill
2009 Kevin Noto
2008 Matt Edwards
2007 Brady Exber
2006 Lance Baral
2005 Seth Cotter
2004 Carlos Concha
2003 Matt Edwards
2002 Carlos Concha
2001 Doug Pool
2000 David Nelson
SouthShore Country Club | July 27-30, 2021
Recent Match Play News

Oklahoma State’s Newman Takes Down Hawk in Match Play Final

LAS VEGAS, NV (July 30, 2021)–Hazen Newman, a junior-to-be at Oklahoma State University, beat Andrew Hawk 8 & 7 in the finale of the Nevada State Match Play Championship. The event was held at July 27-30, 2021, at SouthShore Country … Read More

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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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