State Senior Amateur
Besides top level competition and camaraderie, another prestigious course is added to the list as host site for the top amateur event in Nevada for senior women.
In 2020, the overall champions were Christy Atencio (gross) and Laarni Gaurano, both from Northern Nevada. Click now for the official 2020 Women’s Senior Amateur story and other flight winners.
Silver Oak is located just 25 minutes south of Reno and 30 minutes from Lake Tahoe. The Par-71 layout is nestled against the high desert hillside and dramatic elevation changes on the opening nine holes produce unparalleled scenic views of the valley. At times wildlife is abundant as the course and nature embrace. The finishing nine offer a unique contrast to the front. Sierra Mountain views to the south, lakes, and longer holes wind you through the Silver Oak master planned community. Silver Oak Golf Course has consistently been voted Carson City’s best since 2006.
“Silver Oak Golf Course & Event Center is proud to have been selected to host the Nevada State Women’s Senior Amateur Golf Tournament,” says Terrie McNutt, General Manager, Silver Oak. “Our course conditions are outstanding and we always provide the hospitality to match. We’re ready and excited to put out the Welcome sign. And remember, Silver Oak is the only place you can actually hit real Cadillacs in our Cadillac Driving Range.”
About the Senior Amateur
Annually, emotions run high at the Nevada State Women’s Golf Association Women’s Senior Amateur each year because winning the prestigious event is a major goal for the top players in Nevada. Ronda Henderson, who also qualified for the U.S. Senior Women’s Open earlier in the year, won the 2019 rendition and a few tears were she because the title had eluded her for many years. There have been several other worthy champions over the years.
Golf course management also relish the opportunity to host the tournament. In 2019, Highland Falls head professional Jim Neighbors spoke for other professionals who have had the honor of hosting the top women’s senior players in Nevada..
“It’s really cool to host such a prestigious event and our staff is ready and the course is ready and we will have terrific conditions for every level of player,” Neighbors said. “Hosting a tournament like this shows the respect our course has–winning the Best of Las Vegas four of the last five years–and we are now among the more recognizable courses in the state. We take a lot of pride in our conditions and it will be great to see the top players competing out here.”
No matter where or when, the State Senior Amateur brings out the best in everyone.
2020 Video Report