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.



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
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
Gerald Massad
Bruce Jackson
Art Caudle
Burke Cahill
Carlos Concha
Bryan Anderson
Mike Balavage
Jimmy Bradley
Lee Mott
Keith Redmann
Lewis Redman
Barry Moore
Bill Swaggerty
Morris Ferstman
Lance Vanlydegraf
Doug Busey
Bear's Best Golf Club | August 2-4, 2021
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