Match Play

The 2019 Nevada State Match Play event will let golfers experience one of the state’s newest layouts, The Summit in Las Vegas. The event, set for July 28-31, will feature 32 of the state’s best amateurs. Daren Johnson beat Ed Fryatt 2-and-1 to win the 2018 crown.


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