Senior Amateur

Bear's Best Golf Club | August 2-4, 2021

In 2021, the Nevada State Senior Amateur will be played at Bear’s Best Las Vegas Aug. 2-4, a conglomeration of Jack Nicklaus’ favorite holes from courses he has designed in the West and Mexico.

Northern Nevada’s Joe Peroglio (Senior gross), Southern Nevada’s Doug Pool (Silver gross), Northern Nevada’s William Duenas (Senior net) and and Southern Nevada’s Dario Gonzalez (Silver net) won crowns in 2020. The event once again identified the state’s top senior players.

 

History

Nevada State Senior Amateur

For senior amateur golfers in Nevada, there isn’t much bigger of an event than the Nevada State Senior Amateur. Players in the older divisions make it a goal each year to win this prestigious tournament.

The annual competition features the championship and silver championship, net and silver net divisions. Including all levels of senior players in Nevada has carved this tournament into the most coveted title to win for any state player.

In 2017 and 2018, Southern Nevada amateur Todd Roberts earned back to back championships, cementing his name in the annals of Nevada golf. In 2018, Roberts held off Northern Nevada’s David Nelson to win. Nelson is one of the best players in the history of Nevada. Roberts was also runner up in 2016.

“I thought (winning a second title) would be easier,” Roberts said. “But Dave Nelson is such a tough player. It was a dogfight and I thought I handled the pressure better.”

In the silver division, Southern Nevada’s Frank Abbott also earned his second-straight title.

Senior Amateur Past Champions
Year - Location
Championship
Net
Silver
Silver Net
2021 - Bear's Best Las Vegas
Gary Carpendale (SNGA)
Jim Licausi (SNGA)
Steve Fink (SNGA)
David Kim (SNGA)
2020 - Redhawk Golf Club
Joe Peroglio (NNGA)
Doug Pool (NNGA)
William Duenas (SNGA)
Dario Gonzales (SNGA)
2019 - Reflection Bay
Kelly Knievel (SNGA)
Jim LiCausi (SNGA)
Rich Morrison(SNGA)
Ken Perry (SNGA)
2018 - Somersett Golf & Country Club
Todd Roberts (SNGA)
Jason Buchholz (NNGA)
Frank Abbott (SNGA)
Brian Richards (NNGA)
2017 - Las Vegas National Golf Club
Todd Roberts (SNGA)
Chris Boyer (SNGA)
Frank Abbott (SNGA)
Jim Burger (SNGA)
2016 - Hidden Valley Country Club
Scot Orchard (NNGA)
Tim Hines (NNGA)
2015 - Rio Secco Golf Club
Doug Pool
Randy Burton
2014
Gerald Massad
2013
Bruce Jackson
2012
Art Caudle
2011
Burke Cahill
2010
Carlos Concha
2009
Bryan Anderson
2008
Mike Balavage
2007
Jimmy Bradley
2006
Lee Mott
2005
Keith Redmann
2004
Lewis Redman
2003
Barry Moore
2002
Bill Swaggerty
2001
Morris Ferstman
2000
Lance Vanlydegraf
1999
Doug Busey
Bear's Best Golf Club | August 2-4, 2021
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