Trevor Simsby takes home first place prize of $28,000
(Mesquite, Nev.) – The Nevada Open tournament in Mesquite, Nev. came to a rousing end yesterday with a sudden death playoff to determine the winner. Trevor Simsby of Carlsbad, Calif. and Riley Arp of Scottsdale, Ariz. were tied at -16 before entering sudden death. With a short par putt on the second playoff hole, Simsby took the championship title and first place prize of $28,000 for the 2017 Nevada Open, hosted by Mesquite Gaming, owner of CasaBlanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel.
The Nevada Open ran from Tuesday, Nov. 7 through Thursday, Nov. 9. The 54-hole event allowed competitors to play one round on each of the scenic and award-winning courses – CasaBlanca Golf Club and Palms Golf Club. This year, three amateur golfers made the cut with the overall low amateur, Torey Edwards of Long Beach, Calif., finishing with a -7 for the tournament.
Overall, the event featured a $140,000 prize purse and additional prizes were awarded for the pro-am and amateur competitions. The pro-am, held on Monday, Nov. 6, benefitted Mesquite Junior Golf and featured community and business leaders from southern Nevada and southern Utah paired with golf pros in a shamble format.
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