Senior Amateur

Four new champions were crowned in July at Reflection Bay Golf Club in 2019, a stunning Jack Nicklaus masterpiece.

Now, focus shifts in 2020 to Red Hawk Golf and Resort in Northern Nevada, scheduled for Aug. 9-11.

Kelly Knievel, son of daredevil Evel Knievel, won the Championship division while Jim LiCausi won net. Rich Morrison won silver and Ken Perry won silver net.


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.

2019 Champions at Reflection Bay Golf Club

Kelly Knievel, Championship (SNGA)

Jim LiCausi, Net (SNGA)
Rich Morrison, Silver (SNGA)
Ken Perry, Silver Net (SNGA)

2018 Champions at Somersett Golf & Country Club

Todd Roberts, Championship (SNGA)
Jason Buchholz, Net (NNGA)
Frank Abbott, Silver (SNGA)
Brian Richards, Silver Net (NNGA)

2017 Champions at Las Vegas National Golf Club

Todd Roberts, Championship (SNGA)
Chris Boyer, Net (SNGA)
Frank Abbott, Silver (SNGA)
Jim Burger, Silver Net (SNGA)
* first year of silver, silver net

2016 Champions at Hidden Valley Country Club

Scot Orchard, Championship (NNGA)
Tim Hines, Net (NNGA)

2015 Champions at Rio Secco Golf Club

Doug Pool, Championship
Randy Burton, Net

Previous Net Champions 

  Year  Champion
  2014 Gerald Massad (219)
  2013 Bruce Jackson (207)
  2012  Art Caudle (211)
  2011  Burke Cahill (144)
  2010  Carlos Concha (208)
  2009  Bryan Anderson (212)
  2008     Mike Balavage
  2007 Jimmy Bradley (139)
  2006 Lee Mott (216)
  2005 Keith Redmann (207)
  2004 Lewis Redman (219)
  2003 Barry Moore (211)
  2002 Bill Swaggerty (206)
  2001 Morris Ferstman (213)
  2000 Lance Vanlydegraf (204)  
  1999 Doug Busey

Recent Senior Amateur News

Video Report: 2019 Nevada State Senior Amateur

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

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2019 Nevada State Senior: Knievel, Morrison, LiCausi, Perry Win

Kelly Knievel (Senior) and Rich Morrison (Silver) won gross division crowns in the 2019 Nevada State Senior Championship held July 19-21, 2019, at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Reflection Bay Golf Club. Jim LiCausi (Senior) and Ken Perry (Silver) came away with … Read More

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Roberts, Abbott Win Back-To-Back Nevada State Senior Championships

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2015 Nevada State Senior Champion Doug Pool

Doug Pool had a pretty good year in 2015. And he has had an amazing career He not only continued his terrific play on the course, he also was inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame. … Read More

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