Mesquite, Nev. (June 6, 2016)–Mesquite Gaming, owner of Casablanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa and Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo, presented the annual Mesquite Amateur, a five-day, 54-hole, net and stoke play golf tournament Monday, May 30 – Friday, June 3. Marking its 14th year, the tournament boasted seven courses with challenging styles of desert, arroyo, vista and canyon play. New this year, Mesquite Amateur has partnered with the Southern Nevada Golf Association to handle handicaps and scoring. – By Brian Hurlburt.
Nick Page of Montgomery, Texas, took home the coveted trophy for the annual Mesquite Amateur tournament presented by Mesquite Gaming. Page shot a championship round 77 net 64.
The three-day tournament saw more than 501 individuals registered, 37 states represented, along with international participation coming in from Canada, England and Thailand.
“It’s been a great week and we’re so thankful to the participants, sponsors, volunteers and attendees who make it possible each year,” said Christian Adderson, Mesquite Amateur tournament director and corporate sales manager for Mesquite Gaming. “We had some talented participants this year and offer our congratulations to Nick.”
The course lineup included the CasaBlanca Golf Club, which features an 18-hole, 7,011-yard championship course, designed by Cal Olson, Falcon Ridge Golf Club, which boasts a 6550-yard par 71 desert layout with several elevated tee shots from high plateaus, the Palms Golf Club, the Canyons at Oasis Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 71 course, Coyote Springs, a Jack Nicklaus Signature course with a challenging par 72, 7,471-yard layout, the Arnold Palmer designed Oasis Golf Club and The Gary Panks- designed Conestoga course.
This year’s sponsors included TaylorMade, The Mesquite Resort Association, Callaway Golf, Southern Wine & Spirits and the City of Mesquite.