Written by Scott Dunford

Entering its 13th year of competition, the Mesquite Amateur is one of the largest handicapped amateur tournaments in the nation. Located in Mesquite, Nevada—which is established along the northern edge of the Mojave Desert and near the southern edges of the Great Basin—all seven courses provide distinct and challenging styles of desert, arroyo, vista, and canyon play. They include Coyote Springs, Falcon Ridge, Conestoga, both Oasis courses—The Palmer & Canyons—The Palms, and CasaBlanca golf courses.

The Mesquite Amateur consists of a 5-day, 54-hole, net, stoke play tournament. Participants compete against a field of players with a similar handicap. There is also a practice round held on the first day of the event.

Finalist rankings are determined by comparing the three-day cumulative score. The top 4 participants from a field of over 500 golfers completed in the 18-hole championship round at the CasaBlanca Golf Club on Friday, May 29, the final day. Next year’s event will take place May 30 thru June 2 and promises to build on an ever-growing number of participants.

Mesquite Amateur Champion Jim Wilson, from Montgomery, TX
Mesquite Amateur Runner Up Bob LaPlante, from Maple Valley, WA
Mesquite Amateur Low Gross Jack Seiberlich from Gold Canyon, AZ