Las Vegas, Nevada (August 9, 2015)–The prestigious Nevada State Match Play Championship was played at TPC Las Vegas last week, the final duo who competed for the title were a former UNLV Rebel golfer and a current UNLV Rebel golfer. Edward Fryatt, a 3-time UNLV All-American who went on to play the PGA TOUR prior to getting his amateur status back recently, went up against senior A.J. McInerny. A.J. won the title 3 and 1. –By Brian Hurlburt
McInerney will be a senior at UNLV Golf this fall. He played in six tournaments as a junior during the 2014-15 season, recording his best finish at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo., when he tied for second. He also finished tied for 21st at the NCAA Regional in Noblesville, Ind. He recorded three rounds in the 60s last season, with a low round of 65 in the second round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas.
Fryatt earned back his amateur status recently and is the overall points leader for the 2015 Southern Nevada Golf Association. He was a three-time All-American during his UNLV career that spanned from 1991-94. He won the Big West Conference’s 1993 Player of the Year award after capturing the league’s individual championship. He graduated from UNLV in 1994 with a degree in business management.
During his professional career, Fryatt won four events internationally and was fully exempt on the PGA TOUR for three years, earning more than $1 million. The 2015-16 UNLV men’s golf season will begin on Sept. 18 at the Olympia Fields / Fighting Illini Invitational in Olympia Fields, Ill.
Fryatt is also a member of the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame and is loving every minute of his new found amateur career. He also enjoyed the run in the Nevada State Match Play. “It was a lot of fun while it lasted,” said Fryatt when it was all over.
The SNGA is the home of golf in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada, and is open to all golfers who are looking for fun and casual tournaments or more competitive events such as the Nevada State Match Play. To join the SNGA click to the official website and find out about how you can earn up to eight free rounds of golf with your membership.
TPC Las Vegas, the host course for the event, is billed as the home of professional golf in Las Vegas. The course hosted events on both the PGA TOUR and Senior PGA TOUR and now is the home away from the PGA TOUR for several PGA TOUR pros who live in Las Vegas and practice at the course during off weeks.