Gary Carpendale (Senior), Jim Licausi (Senior Net), Steve Fink (Silver) and David Kim (Silver Net) won titles at the 2021 Nevada State Senior Championship. The event was held Aug. 2-4, 2021, at Jack Nicklaus’ Bear’s Best Golf Club.–by Bill Bowman, … Read More
It’s a tradition for the best seniors to play for the prestigious Nevada State Senior Amateur title. In 2022, it is scheduled for Sept. 13-15 at Dayton Valley Golf Club.
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.
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.
Recent Senior Amateur News
Sparks, NV (Aug. 11, 2020–Joe Peroglio (Senior gross), Doug Pool (Silver gross), William Duenas (Senior net) and Dario Gonzalez (Silver net) won crowns at the 2020 Nevada State Senior held Aug. 9-11, 2020, at the Lakes Course at the Red … Read More
Reflection Bay Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus design in Southern Nevada at Lake Las Vegas, played host to the 2019 Nevada State Senior Amateur. Winning divisions were Kelly Knievel (senior), Jim LiCausi (net), Rich Morrison (silver) and Ken Perry (silver … Read More