Match Play

The 2020 Nevada State Match Play heads up North to Genoa Lakes Golf Club, a facility that has been home to many of Nevada’s most prestigious amateur tournaments. This is an invitation-only event.

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

Recent Match Play News

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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