Las Vegas, Nevada (April 12, 2015)–Jack Trent, a sophomore at Palo Verde High School, moved to Las Vegas from Australia to pursue golf full time. So far, so good. Trent put together a blistering opening round of 64 to win the Clark County Amateur, a major, by two shots over Zane Thomas. Trent is believed to be the youngest golfer in the history of the Southern Nevada Golf Association to win a major. The event was played at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City. –By Brian Hurlburt
Trent is one of the most sought after recruits in the class of 2017 and moved to Las Vegas in 2014 to purse his dream on a more full time basis. Trent plays for Palo Verde High School in Summerlin and is readying to the zone and state playoffs which begin in a few weeks.
Trent shot rounds of 64-76–140 to defeat Thomas by a couple shots and third-place finishers Ryan McCullough and UNLV Rebel golfer A.J. McInerny. Finished fifth was former UNLV All-American and PGA TOUR player Edward Fryatt. Trent joins Fryatt and fellow PGA TOUR players Robert Gamez and Craig Barlow as major champions on the SNGA Tour which is presented by Las Vegas Golf and Tennis and TaylorMade Golf Experience.
The Southern Nevada Golf Association (SNGA), created in 1967, is the official arm of the United States Golf Association in Southern Nevada. Members enjoy discounts at local golf courses and businesses via a members benefit website, free subscriptions to Golf Digest and Las Vegas Golf and Leisure Magazine, an official GHIN handicap, and the opportunity to play in high-level amateur tournaments and/or fun and casual social tournaments, among other benefits.
The area’s best amateurs play in the SNGA Championship Series presented by Las Vegas Golf and Tennis and TaylorMade Golf Experience. This is the highest level of amateur golf available in Southern Nevada. The unique SNGA Tour is a series of net tournaments that are perfect for avid golfers who want a more fun and casual tournament atmosphere than the grind of our Championship Tour. The SNGA has also launched and will oversee the Las Vegas Junior Golf Association.
The SNGA fosters camaraderie and promotes the spirit of the game. For complete information or to join today, visit SNGA.org.