The Nevada Open golf tournament, which will be held Nov.7–9 at the CasaBlanca Golf Club and Palms Golf Club, is open for registration. This year, the Nevada Open, presented by Mesquite Gaming and sponsored by the Mesquite Resort Association, features a $140,000 prize purse. Additionally, prizes will be awarded for the pro-am and amateur competitions. Interested professionals and amateurs may visit nvopen.com for information and reservations.
The entry fee for non-affiliated professionals is $725. The fee for PGA of America golf professionals is $500, while Southern Nevada PGA of America professionals are offered a rate of $450. Amateurs are welcome to compete, and the entry fee is $350. Amateur entrants will be screened by the tournament committee, and those selected will be contacted personally. All entry fees include accommodations for three nights at CasaBlanca Resort. The event is free to all spectators.
Back for the second year is a special pro-am scheduled for Nov. 6 at The Palms Golf Club. Proceeds from the pro-am will benefit Mesquite Junior Golf. The pro-am will feature a special prize purse for professionals and amateur golfers. Professionals can bring their own amateur team, or Nevada Open officials will pair interested professionals with a team of three amateurs. Registration for the pro-am is also now open.
In 2016, Kevin Lucas of Folsom, California, took home the coveted Nevada Open trophy and a check for $28,000. Finishing at 19 under par, Lucas had four birdies and one eagle on the final championship day. Additional champions of the Nevada Open throughout its history are Robert Gamez, Vic Wilk, Kevin Penner, and Tom Lehman.
For more information, visit mesquitegaming.com.