Mesquite Amateur Golf Tournament

Mesquite Amateur

Tournament Info

May 28th to June 1st, 2018.

Entering its 16th 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, challenging styles of desert, arroyo, vista, and canyon play.

The Mesquite Amateur consists of a five-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 (Practice round is not included in entry and the individual must make their own practice round arrangements).

Finalist rankings will be determined by comparing the three-day cumulative score. The top four participants from each flight will complete in the 18-hole championship round at the CasaBlanca Golf Club. USGA rules will govern the play.


The 2018 Mesquite Amateur is dedicated to answering your questions to ensure the most exciting tournament to date. Additional details will be posted as they become available and the FAQ will include any new questions frequently asked by players.

Q: What are the dates for the 2018 Mesquite Amateur?
A: The dates of the EVENT are May 28th to June 1st, 2018.
Registration and practice rounds are May 28th.
Tournament play is May 29th to May 31st.
The championship round is June 1st

Q: What is the entry fee?
A: The entry fee is $525 before March 31st, 2018 and $575 if you sign up after March 31st.
Guests of the player may attend the nightly dinner parties for an additional $160 (for 4 dinner parties).

Q: What is included in the entry fee?
A: Each player receives a welcome packet with gifts valued at $100; three rounds of golf at three different courses including a cart and range balls; admission to all special events and nightly dinners; participation in special tournaments; and the chance to play in the final championship round.

Q: Is lodging included in the entry fee?
A: No, lodging is not included. However, several area hotels are offering discounted rates for confirmed registrants.

Q: What is the last day to register for the event?
A: Registration at the $525 per player rate will be available through March 31st, 2018. Players may register after March 31st for $575 per player. Registrations will be accepted up until May 21st, 2018 pending space availability, but must still have an established USGA Handicap Index by May 1st, 2018.

Q: What is the average rate for hotel accommodations?
A: Rates vary in the Mesquite area, with several hotels and resorts offering specials during tournament dates. Some hotels and resorts will be providing discounts of up to 30 percent. You may check rates through the Mesquite Amateur Hotel tab. Please identify yourself as a Mesquite Amateur entrant.

Q: What types of prizes will be available?
A: Prizes will be given away in each flight. Prizes will be awarded in gift cards which will be distributed in the Champions Room following the awards presentation the evening of Thursday, May 31st. There will also be a long drive and closest to the hole contest, nightly door prizes, and a grand prize. A full listing of prize values will be listed in the player’s handbook.

Q: What is the format of the tournament?
A: The tournament will consist of three days (May 29th – May 31st) of net stroke play with the top four players from each flight advancing to the Championship round at the CasaBlanca Golf Course on Friday, June 1st. The overall champion will be crowned at the conclusion of play.

Q: What are the age divisions?
A: The tournament field will consist of five divisions: Men (ages 49 and under), Senior Men (ages 50-59) Super Senior Men (ages 60-69), Masters (ages 70 and over), and Women (ages 21 and over). Players who qualify for the Senior Men or Super Senior Men may request to play in the regular Men division.

Q: What are the handicaps for each flight?
A: Fight sizes will vary depending on the number of participants. Flights will be based on USGA Handicap Index. Each entrant will play their tournament rounds with a daily handicap determined by the USGA Slope Rating of that entrant’s assigned golf courses. While a player may have an index that would convert to a handicap greater than 36 for men and 40 for women, the maximum handicap men will play with is 36 and women 40, regardless of index.

Q: Are practice rounds included in the tournament?
A: Practice rounds are not included in the tournament, but there are discounts available from all participating courses. Rates for each facility are subject to availability.

Q: Can we choose who we wish to pair with?
A: Players may not request a pairing partner. However, players may request to play in the same flight.

Q: Is transportation provided?
A: Transportation is not provided from area hotels to area courses but the tournament does offer a ride share program that you can sign up for at registration.

Q: Can spectators watch the tournament?
A: Guests are encouraged to watch the tournament provided they do not interfere with the play, caddy, or ride in the carts. Spectators can request a golf cart but it is up to the golf course that day if they give a golf cart to a spectator (normal fees will apply). If a spectator does receive a golf cart they are required to be cart path only. If a spectator interferes in any way they will be asked to leave the golf course.

Q: Where can I find answers to other questions?
A: The rules of the tournament are posted under the Rules tab. If you have any other questions, please contact us under the Contact tab.

Rules & Regulations

All amateur golfers with an established USGA Handicap Index (or equivalent) are eligible to compete in the Mesquite Amateur. All entrants and guests must be a minimum of 21 years of age. Full rules and regulations are in the printed player’s handbook.

An amateur is considered to be any golfer who plays the game as a non-remunerative and non-profit making sport and does not receive remuneration for teaching golf or other activities because of golf skill or reputation, except as allowed by USGA Rules of Play.

Handicap Requirements

For the 2018 event the Mesquite Amateur has partnered with the Southern Nevada Golf Association to handle all handicaps and scoring. The Mesquite Amateur and SNGA have developed the following updated rule that will be in place for tournament indexes and adjustments during the tournament.

The SNGA is a licensed state/regional golf association required to administer the USGA Handicap System™ on behalf of the USGA, it is understood that the SNGA must be diligent in ensuring an equitable playing field in its competitions.

All competitors agree to have a Handicap Index (or in Canada a Factor) issued by a licensed member club of a recognized state or regional golf association, the USGA, or an international Federation in order for the handicap committee to be able to review their scoring history (peer review). In most instances in the United States, a Handicap Index will be computed by GHIN. In Canada, it will be computed by the RCGA Network. If a player is found not to have an Index computed by a service of a recognized association the player’s handicap chair or golf course professional will be contacted by the committee.

HANDICAP INDEX – All competitors in the Mesquite Amateur shall have Course Handicaps calculated using their 12-month low Handicap Index (June 1, 2017 to May 1, 2018).

All players (not on GHIN) should bring with them a copy of their last 20 scores and index history to the tournament in case the Tournament Committee has any questions

If a player is found not to have an adequate score history or a peer review is not able to be done by the tournament committee that player will play at 50% of their index and will be contacted by the committee.


If any player would like to petition for a different index other than their 12 month low handicap they can submit that request to the tournament committee and the committee will take it under careful review and the player will be notified of the committee’s decision. Reasons for petition may be but not limited to injury, health issue, moved locations (scores have not been moved over) etc. All petition requests can be sent to

PERFORMANCE ADJUSTMENTS – The Mesquite Amateur Tournament Committee reserves the right to adjust the Course Handicap of any competitor during the Mesquite Amateur Tournament.

  1. During the course of tournament play, after every round, players that shoot a score with a negative differential will be subject to additional review by the Mesquite Amateur Tournament Committee. Players who have a single round score with a net differential in excess of 125:1 odds as per Appendix E: Exceptional Score Probability Table of the USGA Handicap System Manual, shall have their course handicap (and therefore Net Differential) adjusted to a level that falls below 125:1 odds.
  2. Should a player have a second consecutive round score with a negative differential, then a second adjustment, applied to ALL prior tournament rounds shall be made so that the adjusted falls below the 125:1 threshold and or subject to disqualification.
Appendix E: Exceptional Tournament Score Probablity Table
0-5 6-12 13-21 22-30 GREATER THAN 30
Net Differential odds odds odds odds odds
0 5:1 5:1 6:1 5:1 5:1
-1 10:1 10:1 10:1 8:1 7:1
-2 23:1 22:1 21:1 13:1 10:1
-3 57:1 51:1 43:1 23:1 15:1
-4 151:1 121:1 87:1 40:1 22:1
-5 379:1 276:1 174:1 72:1 35:1
-6 790:1 536:1 323:1 130:1 60:1
-7 2349:1 1200:1 522:1 229:1 101:1
-8 20111:1 4467:1 1138:1 382:1 185:1
-9 48219:1 27877:1 3577:1 695:1 359:1
-10 125000:1 84300:1 37000:1 1650:1 874:1
Two Best Scores Probabilty Chart
0 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9 -10
0 27 46 92 199 408 869 1808 2480 3871 9180 85779
-1 46 13 26 58 118 253 526 722 1126 2672 24967
-2 96 26 20 43 89 191 398 546 853 2023 18907
-3 199 58 43 59 121 258 537 737 1150 2728 25492
-4 408 118 89 121 200 427 888 1219 1903 4512 42163
-5 869 253 191 258 427 821 1708 2343 3657 8672 81030
-6 1808 526 398 537 888 1708 3385 4644 7249 17189 ****
-7 2480 722 546 737 1219 2343 4644 6225 9716 23041 ****
-8 3871 853 1150 1903 3657 2343 7249 9716 14912 35361 ****
-9 9180 2672 2023 2728 4512 8672 17109 23041 35361 82951 ****
85779 24967 18907 25492 42163 81030 **** **** **** **** ****


Divisions and Flights

The tournament field will consist of five divisions: Men (ages 49 and under), Senior Men (ages 50-59), Super Senior Men (60-69), Masters (ages 70 and over), and Women (ages 21 and over). Divisions are based on the entrant’s age as of May 29th, 2017.

Golf Cart Requirements

All players are strongly urged to ride in a cart. Tournament entry fee includes the cost of a cart for three rounds. Spectators are allowed but are prohibited from riding in the carts or interfering with play in any way. The use of caddies is prohibited. If a spectator does request to ride in a separate golf cart it is solely up to the individual golf course to rent a golf cart to a spectator (normal fees will apply). If a spectator is found to be interfering with play in any way the spectator will be asked to leave the golf course immediately and will not be admitted the rest of the tournament.

Rules of Play

Unless otherwise indicated, USGA Rules of Golf will govern play. Local rules for each golf course will be distributed at each course. All disputes regarding any aspect of tournament play will be reviewed by the tournament committee. All rules decisions by the tournament committee are final.

Dress Code

Spikeless shoes are required at all seven tournament courses. Attire for the week is golf club casual, including the parties. Bermuda-length shorts may be worn during tournament rounds. Collared shirts are required and no denim is allowed at tournament courses. Weather range is a high of 100 and low of 80.

Tie Break Procedures

Ties for the top ten places in each flight after Thursday will be broken by comparing third round net scores. If a tie still exists, the next scores will be broken by the net scores from round two. If a tie still exists, the nine-hole net score beginning with the back nine of round three and going backwards until the tie is broken. If a tie still exists the committee will award duplicate prizes.

Championship Round

The top four net scores from each flight will advance to the championship round on Friday, June 1, 2018, at the CasaBlanca Golf Club at 7:30am. Champion and low gross for entire tournament awards will be announced at a special awards luncheon. Ties for any trophy will be decided by a sudden-death playoff.


All flight prizes will be presented after dinner at the CasaBlanca Events Center. Dinner and the awards presentation will be at the CasaBlanca Events Center. Daily incentive prizes will be presented at each night’s dinner. They will include long drive, closest to the hole and low gross scores for Thursday’s tournament round.


Spectators are allowed but are prohibited from riding in the golf carts or interfering with play in any way. The use of caddies is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification.

Practice Rounds

Rule 7-2 of the USGA Rules of Golf will be modified to allow practice rounds to be played on competition courses between rounds. That means you will be allowed to play a practice round on a golf course you have yet to play in the afternoons. The courses will be offering special tournament practice round rates.

Distance Measuring Devices

Players are allowed to use devices that measure distance only. The use of devices that gauge or measure other conditions that might affect a player’s play are not permitted unless the additional feature that gauges or measures these conditions can be deactivated during competition. A player in breach of this rule will be subject to disqualification under Rule 14-3.

Rules of Amateur Status


Rule 1. Amateurism

An amateur golfer is one who plays the game as a non-remunerative and non-profit making sport and who does not receive remuneration of teaching golf or for other activities because of golf skill or reputation, except as provided in the Rules of Golf.

Rule 2. Amateur Status

Amateur status is a universal condition of eligibility for playing golf competitions as an amateur golfer. A person who acts contrary to the Rules of golf may forfeit his or her status as an amateur golfer and as a result will be ineligible to play in amateur competitions.

Rule 3. Prizes

The retail value of the prize is the price at which it is generally available at the time of award. A symbolic prize is a trophy made of gold, silver, ceramic, glass or the like that is intended for display purposes only and has no significant utilitarian value.

An Amateur Golfer must not: Accept a prize (including all prizes received in any one tournament or exhibition for any event, or series of events, in which golf skill is a factor) of a retail value greater than $750 (except for symbolic prizes).



Contestants are expected to (1) know and play by the Rules of Golf, (2) conduct themselves at all times in a sportsmanlike manner, (3) respect the golf course and the rights of other contestants, (4) fulfill their playing obligations and (5) know and abide by the Mesquite Amateur Pace of Play Policy. If the Committee considers that a player is guilty of a serious breach of etiquette, including but not limited to unsportsmanlike conduct (cheating, damaging the golf course, defacing club property, using loud obscene language, throwing clubs, etc.), it may impose a penalty of DISQUALIFICATION and possible suspension from future play in the Mesquite Amateur. Any disciplinary actions imposed on a contestant by the Mesquite Amateur may be formally communicated to a representative of the contestant’s club and/or to any other allied golf association that the Mesquite Amateur deems appropriate.

Local Rules

The USGA Rules of Golf and its decisions will govern play. See applicable “Notice to Competitors” at each golf course for additional local rules and conditions. Players are to disregard any local rules on the golf course scorecard that are not listed on the “Notice to Competitors” for that course.

Out of Bounds

Defined by the inside points, at ground level of white stakes, boundary fence posts or the inside edge of curbing when on a road determines out of bounds. Rule 27-1A ball which crosses a public road defined as out of bounds and comes to rest beyond that road is out of bounds even though it may lie on another part of the course.

Water and Lateral Water Hazard Stakes and Lines

Water hazards are defined by yellow stakes and or lines. Lateral water hazards are defined by red stakes and or lines. When both stakes and lines are used to define water and lateral water hazards, the stakes identify the hazard by the line and defines the margin of the hazard. When water hazards and lateral water hazards are bounded by out of bounds, the hazard margin extends to and coincides with the out of bounds line.

Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA)

ESA’s are defined by a green tip on the top of a water hazard or lateral water hazard stake. Play is prohibited from these areas and the player must drop a ball with a one-stroke penalty according to Rule 26, the Water Hazard Rule. If the player’s ball is not in the ESA but his or her stance or area of intended swing is interfered with by the ESA he or she shall drop without penalty no nearer the hole at the nearest point which provides complete relief from the ESA. Penalty for playing from an area defined as ESA will be two strokes.

Ground Under Repair

Defined by white lines. French drains and a hole made by a greenskeeper are defined as ground under repair according to Rule 25.

Cart Paths

Relief without penalty is only available when cart paths are artificially surfaced. Artificially surfaced includes cement, asphalt, gravel, etc. but not dirt (including hard pan) or random native rocks. White lined areas that are tied into artificially surfaced paths and roads are considered part of the artificially surfaced path and thus entitled to relief under Rule 24 Obstructions.

Drop Areas

Drop areas have been designated for certain relief situations. Please check the notice to competitors at each course for the exact locations. Drop areas may not be painted but defined as the forward teeing ground meaning that a player may drop anywhere on the teeing ground in the closely mown area.

Embedded Ball Through the Green

Rule 25-2. A ball embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground in any closely-mown area through the green may be lifted, cleaned and dropped, without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green. “Closely-mown area” means any area of the course, including paths through the rough, cut to fairway height or less.

Time of Starting

The note to Rule 6-3 shall be in effect.


List of Conforming Balls

The ball the player uses shall conform to requirements specified in Appendix III in the Rules of Golf.

Close of Competition

The competition shall be deemed closed when the prizes have been presented to the winners.

Doubt as to Procedure (Second Ball)

Rule 3-3. In stroke play only, when during play of a hole a competitor is doubtful of his or her rights or procedure, he or she may, without penalty, play a second ball. After the situation which caused the doubt has arisen, the competitor should, before taking further action, announce to his marker or a fellow-competitor his decision to invoke this Rule and the ball with which he will score if the Rules permit.

The competitor shall report the facts to the committee (the Golf Professional at the course) before returning his scorecard unless he scores the same with both balls; if he/she fails to do so, he/she shall be disqualified.

Pace of Play

All groups will be expected to keep up with the group in front of them. If your group falls more than a hole behind, a marshal will ask your group to pick up your pace. If the group does not pick up the pace a rules official will be out to time each individual player. Players will have 45 seconds to hit their shot. Two bad times and the players will be warned. The next bad time (3rd total) the player will be assessed one-stroke. A second bad time (4th total) will result in a two-stroke penalty. If a player incurs another bad time (5th total) they will be disqualified and asked to leave the course.

Daily Instructions

All contestants will receive their scorecards at the course they are playing that day. Players must exchange scorecards with another participant in the group. No competitor shall keep their own score. Players shall record their gross (actual) score only. Net scores will be calculated by the Committee.

At the conclusion of each round, all contestants must turn in their scorecard signed and attested (the player and marker’s signatures) to the designated scoring areas at the course. Any player who leaves the course without signing their scorecard will be disqualified.

Any player who does not turn in their scorecard immediately following play to the designated scoring area will be subject to disqualification.

Any player who accuses another player of a Rules infraction after the scorecards have been returned may also be disqualified (along with the player) for entrapment. The time to bring up any Rules questions is before the scorecards are returned. It should not be thought as confrontational, but rather as assistance, as you may keep that player from being disqualified. You also have an obligation to protect the rest of the field.

Any player seeking a ruling must contact the Golf Professional at the golf course they are playing prior to returning their scorecard. Ties will be broken as described in the Player Handbook.


If written cancellation is received before May 1st, 2018 a full refund will be given minus a $20 processing fee. If a cancellation is received May 2nd-14th, 2018 you will receive a refund less $100 processing fee. No refunds, regardless of circumstance, will be provided May 15th, 2018 or after. All cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing. Please allow 30 days to process requests.

*These abbreviated rules will be updated as necessary. A complete set of rules will be provided in each player’s welcome package.

Practice Rounds

Practice Rounds are NOT included in your entry fee. Times can be booked at all seven golf courses by calling the phone numbers listed below. Rates vary at each course and you must book your own tee times.

Tell the Pro Shop that you are a participant in the Mesquite Amateur for special practice round rates.

Men’s 49 and Under:
2018 Participant List


First Name Last Name City State
Jeffrey Barbas North Canton Ohio
Nate Baughman Gresham Oregon
Brady Bean Washington Utah
Don Bohlin McGaheysville Virginia
Josh Campbell Rockingham Virginia
Frechette David Meadow Vista California
Wesley Dishon Bridge City Texas
Ron Duran Mountain Green Utah
Eurie Dye Humble Texas
Grant Erker Elizabeth Colorado
Kevin Flynn Springboro Ohio
Tom Haly Vancouver Washington
Matthew Hammerstrom Monroe Washington
Adrian Heydel Poulsbo Washington
Timothy Hiller Henderson Nevada
Tim Hinchliffe North Canton Ohio
William Horosky Monroe Washington
James Huebel Groves Texas
Kevin Jones ORLANDO Florida
Lance Kammerer Mesquite Nevada
jim krampert spring lake New Jersey
Gary McCollum Henderson Nevada
Darren Ofsthun Springfield Oregon
Sean Owens Castle Rock Colorado
Tyler Peak Edmond Oklahoma
Todd Peltier Chesterfield Michigan
Ryan Pugh The Spokane Washington
Terry Pugh Spokane Washington
Kevin Sullivan TIMNATH Colorado
Matt Suznovich Murray Utah
Bill Watters Woodinville Washington
Michael Zepeda Rochester Minnesota

Senior 50-59:
2018 Participant List


First Name Last Name City State
Garry Abbott Victorville California
Larry Adams Kimberly Idaho
David Attard Houston Texas
Robert Batal Carbondale Colorado
Martyn Bates Humble Texas
Michael Betzale Live Oak Texas
Mark Branham Twin Falls Idaho
Steve Buerkle Camas Washington
don bunch Ridgefield Washington
Shawn Castro PORTLAND Oregon
Albert Cliff Sidney Canada
Perry Coan Chino Hills California
Mark Conlon Murray Utah
David Corhn Rock Springs Wyoming
emmet cox Macon Georgia
Sam Criswell Haslet Texas
jose de la cruz riverside California
fred deferdinando DEERFIELD BEACH Florida
Bryan Dodd Eugene Oregon
Joe Dorman Lake Kiowa Texas
Chris Ehalt Parker Colorado
Leo Ford Goose Creek South Carolina
Gary Forszt Deerfield Beach Florida
DEREK FRANK San Antonio Texas
James Gabriel Kennewick Washington
James Garner Basalt Colorado
Jon Haase Ridgefield Washington
Roger Hall Mack Colorado
Bryan Hardman Castle Rock Colorado
Derek Hausler Battleground Washington
curtis hayslip macon Georgia
Michael Helsley Buhl Idaho
Brad Hoffman Bryan Texas
Jim hoshaw Glenview Illinois
Scott Jeghers Homestead Florida
Paul Jenkins Twin Falls Idaho
Kerry King Ogden Utah
Marck Lane Vancouver Washington
Chip Lauterbach Renton Washington
Bradley Lee Humble Texas
John Long Allen Texas
Jim Michelson Walla Walla Washington
Bill Miller LaCenter Washington
Stephen Mounce Rockwall Texas
Mark Neeley Manteca California
Jon Newkirk Salt Lake City Utah
Michael Nix Lake Kiowa Texas
John Peterson Houston Texas
James Phillips Los Alamitos California
Keith Pluto Parma Ohio
Mike Posekany Portland Oregon
Harry Radley indianapolis Indiana
Douglas Rensch New Town North Dakota
David Rhodes College Station Texas
Stan Richins Yuba City California
Bill Schmahl Jerome Idaho
Gayron Scurlcok Beaumot Texas
Gary Shepherd Lake Kiowa Texas
brian sleight seatac Washington
Bill Thomason Twin falls Idaho

Super Senior 60-69:
2018 Participant List


First Name Last Name City State
Spencer Acton Bothell Washington
John Andrews Alta Loma California
Donnie Archibald Montgomery Texas
John Baley Surprise Arizona
Philip Bartko Calabasas California
lyall bishop fairfield California
Glen Bjornson Mesquite Nevada
Russell Bliese Montgomery Texas
MARK BLUHM Peoria Arizona
Timothy Borba vancouver Washington
Jeff Braden Snohomish Washington
bear bryant vancouver Washington
Paul Buturusis Oak Park Illinois
Gary Chisum Meridian Idaho
Keith Clayton Gulfport Mississippi
Jon Coon Crosby Texas
Jon Coon Crosby Texas
Richard Cottle Phoenix Arizona
Will Craver Mesquite Nevada
michael crumley lubbock Texas
Hal Daby Roseville California
Steven Daniels Huntersville North Carolina
Jeffery Davis Lombard Canada
Joe deHerrera Los Lunas New Mexico
Ronald Duncan Myrtle Beach South Carolina
James Dwyer Ventura California
Harold Erker Elizabeth Colorado
Ray Figueira Shady Cove Oregon
cary fishman Aurora Colorado
ROBERT FORBIS springfield Oregon
Rich Fox peoria Arizona
chris gibson henderson Nevada
robert goodwin new plymouth Idaho
Joey Gunn Deer Park Texas
paul haas reno Nevada
Michael Hanna Simpsonville South Carolina
Ken Hanna simpsonville South Carolina
David Hartwell Seattle Washington
Goodwyn Henderson Suffolk Virginia
joseph henneberry quesnel Canada
Jeffery Hill Longview Washington
Mark Hull Branford Florida
Steve Hunt Springville Utah
Bob Hunter Lee’s Summit Missouri
Jim Irvin Vancouver Washington
Thomas Jensen Everett Washington
Pat Johnson Tremonton Utah
George Jones Houston Texas
Lynn Labrum Roosevelt Utah
James Larkin Fullerton California
Dann Loewenthal Kailua-Kona Hawaii
Phillip MacFarlane Phoenix Arizona
Raymond Martin Carbondale Illinois
Ron Martin Litchfield Park Arizona
Marv Moneymaker Santa Maria California
Rand Moritzky Lakewood Colorado
John Morris Belmont North Carolina
wayne morrison Macclenny Florida
Jim Morrison Lake Kiowa Texas
walter morse Libby Montana
Mike Mullan Carlotta California
John Murray South LakeTahoe California
Ricky Napper Odessa Texas
Gregory Nielsen Preston Idaho
Gerald Parris Peoria Arizona
Van Perrin Kingwood Texas
Nav Purewal Langley Canada
claude rapoza orange park Florida
Owen Raulerson Jacksonville Florida
Darrell Reed Riverside California
Clifford Roddam Plano Texas
Donald Rosen Pueblo West Colorado
Darrell Santos Danville California
Richard Schallmo Glendale Arizona
chris schmahl filer Idaho
Stephen Schmelz Kailua Kona Hawaii
Mark Schoen Harrison Twp Michigan
John Sell Woodinville Washington
Todd Shelton Dolores Colorado
John Spears North Las Vegas Nevada
Gerry Spencer Vancouver Washington
James Spoklie Pocatello Idaho
Ralph Starace Camarillo California
Al Stautz Ridgefield Washington
Larry Stokoe Meridian Idaho
Robert Sweeney Florence Arizona
Bill Thielemann Florence Arizona
Richard Trager Lakeforest California
Robert Uszynski Norcross Georgia
Thomas Uszynski Shelton Washington
Richard Valentini Tillsonburg Canada
Bill Valinski Worcester Massachusetts
Robert Vanderberg Denver Colorado
Clint Walker Yuba City California
Jainn Wang Folsom California
Malcolm Weekley Laurel Hill Florida
Robert Wendel Arlington Texas
bill westfall nephi Utah
Fred Wood Cobden Illinois

Master 70+:
2018 Participant List


First Name Last Name City State
Ralph Adams Montgomery Texas
Roger Barnes Paso Robles California
jim bianco las vegas Nevada
Gerard Brennan paso robles California
Gerald Bryan ROCKLEDGE Florida
Bruno Cantieni Tucson Arizona
Terry Carson North Chesterfield Virginia
Joseph Caruso Florence Arizona
Lael Collins Montague California
chick crosby pueblo west Colorado
norman cummings pueblo west Colorado
Richard Davis green valley Arizona
fred dear fullerton California
Bruce DeLoach PUEBLO WEST Colorado
Bill Diage Lander Wyoming
Steve Ells Paso Robles California
Kurt Gerhardt New Baltimore Michigan
Larry Gingerich Lake Kiowa Texas
David Hanigar Edmond Oklahoma
jerry hauck broussard Louisiana
Jimmie Hawkins Lake Kiowa Texas
Ken Hengst Milpitas California
Jerry Hess Las Vegas Nevada
Timm Heydel Sahuarita Arizona
Kenneth Hightower Pueblo west Colorado
Ramon Hilario LaVerne California
Larry Hinson Pensacola Florida
Jerry Hooper Dallas Texas
Marty Jeide Woodinville Washington
Dave Johnson Bend Oregon
Dale Kent Midland Texas
Dan Kinkle Helen Georgia
Don Kluge Benton Harbor Michigan
Richard lambright Largo Florida
Thomas Little Gautier Mississippi
Robert C Long Plymouth California
Ronald Luttrall Watauga Texas
Patrick Mackey Plano Texas
Charles Martin Jacksonville Illinois
Michael McBride St. Louis Missouri
Tom McGeehan Frisco Texas
Dan Melcher Vancouver Washington
Kirby Metzler Pueblo West Colorado
Charlie Montague Bethesda Maryland
Bob Morley Sacramento California
Jim Munro Parker Colorado
Jim Murray Pueblo West Colorado
Dennis Natale Lake Mary Florida
Bob Neal Gulfport Mississippi
Luther Norton Euless Texas
Paul Ochs Davis California
Bill Olson Orovillle California
Bruce Olson Alta Loma California
Jim Owen Richardson Texas
Nick Page Montgomery Texas
Loran Polete woodland California
B. Timothy Riordan Tryon North Carolina
Lawrence Schutt Douglas Alaska
Terry Thornton Mesquite Nevada
Thomas Utsunomiya Las Vegas Nevada
john Vilkaitis sundance Wyoming
JUAN Villegas BRENTWOOD California
Alvin Walker Lakewood Colorado
Ray Walker Ione California
Dan Walters St Peters Missouri
Gary Warren Perrysburg Ohio
Mel Wattula Seattle Washington
steve welch Pomona California
Dennis Wilkerson Andalusia Alabama
Jim Wilson Montgomery Texas

2018 Participant List


First Name Last Name City State
Rosalinda Adams Montgomery Texas
Sherry Ames Sun City Arizona
Kathy Anderson Pueblo West Colorado
Susan Atkin Hermitage Tennessee
Monika Bartko Calabasas California
Margi Batal Carbondale Colorado
Donna Bohlin McGaheysville Virginia
Candice Brandt Irvine California
Clementina Buantello Crosby Texas
Maggie Cantieni Tucson Arizona
Karen Chamberlain Seabrook Texas
Sally Coffin PHOENIX Arizona
Carolyn Collins Montague California
Annie Cook League city Texas
Vicki Crocker Sandy Utah
Melanie (Pinky) Crosby Pueblo West Colorado
Gail crumley lubbock Texas
Sharon Deleeuw SALT LAKE CITY Utah
Dee Dorman Lake Kiowa Texas
Lisa Dreher Nashville Tennessee
Ginny Elkins – Nash Kingwood Texas
Nancy Gingerich Lake Kiowa Texas
Sara Heydel Poulsbo Washington
Pamela Heydel Sahuarita Arizona
Cheryl Hibbett Nashville Tennessee
Kathryn Higby Montgomery Texas
Gigi Higgins Cape Coral Florida
Louise Hite Kingwood Texas
Connie Jack Pueblo West Colorado
Roxanne Jeghers Homestead Florida
Jo Johnson Deer Park Texas
Vicki Johnson Crosby Texas
Joanne Kates Snowmass Colorado
Nancy Kerr Cameron Park California
jill Kimball Murry Utah
Keri Kock Pueblo Colorado
Jana Kolot Edmonton Canada
Patti Kramer Houston Texas
Kathy Lile Pueblo West Colorado
Mary Jane Loeffler Saint Louis Missouri
Teresa Lott College Grove Tennessee
MaryJo Marion Downingtown Pennsylvania
Michelle Marquardt Kremmling Colorado
Linda Metzler Pueblo West Colorado
Sarah Michelson Walla Walla Washington
Janet Montague Bethesda Maryland
Danette Morrison Lake Kiowa Texas
Paula Morton Greenbrier Tennessee
Sue Muench League City Texas
Maridale Murray Pueblo West Colorado
Jill Natale Lake Mary Florida
Lorene Nix Lake Kiowa Texas
Paulette (Polly) Ozga New Baltimore Michigan
Roberta Palacio Pueblo Colorado
Monica Paluso Centerville Utah
Marlies Para othello Washington
Margaret Quarrie Phoenix Arizona
Lily Reeves Pacific Palisades California
Karen Richards Franklin Tennessee
Valerie Robbins San Diego California
Nancy Rosa Sacramento California
Beverly Schoen Harrison Twp Michigan
Vicky Scott Phoenix Arizona
Susan Smith-Snider Houston Texas
Jackie Spears North Las Vegas Nevada
Karin Starace Camarillo California
Connie Tate Taylor Lake Village Texas
Patti Teeter Midvale Utah
Teresa Todaro Houston Texas
Linda Valinski Worcester Massachusetts
Dorothy Walker Lakewood Colorado
Sue Walters St Peters Missouri
Pauline Wang Folsom California
Susan Wescoat Lake Kiowa Texas
Dolly Wolf TYLER Texas
Holly Young St. George Utah

Men’s 49 and Under: Flight List/Scores 2017

Men’s 49 and Under: Participants

Men’s 49 and Under: Scores

Senior 50-59: Flight List/Scores 2017

Senior 50-59: Participants

Senior 50-59: Scores

Super Senior 60-69: Flight List/Scores 2017

Super Senior 60-69: Participants

Super Senior 60-69: Scores

Master 70+: Flight List/Scores 2017

Master 70+: Participants

Master 70+: Scores

Women's: Flight List/Scores 2017

Women’s: Participants

Women’s: Scores

Course Rotation

Tentative Rotation

Championship Round Scoring

Championship Scoring


There isn’t an amateur tournament in the county that can match golfers with a course line-up that includes the greatest names in golf — Cal Olson, Keith Foster, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Palmer. And yet, all of them, taken by the beauty of the Nevada-Utah border, have made Mesquite one of the most unique experiences in the West. Each golfer is guaranteed to play at least of three award-winning courses or more, depending which course is chosen for the practice round and the championship round.

Casablanca Golf Club

The CasaBlanca Golf Club features an 18-hole, 7,011-yard championship course designed by Cal Olson. The course winds through the region’s natural desert wetlands, offering wonderful views of the surrounding Virgin River Mountains in Mesquite. Thirteen of the 18 holes at the CasaBlanca Golf Club have water challenges.

Falcon Ridge Golf Club

Falcon Ridge features a 6550-yard par 71 desert layout with several elevated tee shots from high plateaus. Known for its spectacular elevation changes, some holes cut into the rolling hills that make up the area.

The Palms Golf Club

The Palms in Mesquite is almost like playing two different courses, with the front nine featuring extended fairways and the back nine challenging players with mountain-style play. The 15th hole has a breathtaking view and a vertical drop of 114 feet.

The Canyons Golf Club at Oasis

The Canyons at Oasis Golf Club is one of the most beautiful 18-hole, par 71 courses in Mesquite. The meticulously-designed Bermuda green course takes advantage of the area’s natural vistas.

Coyote Springs Golf Club

As the area’s Jack Nicklaus Signature course, golfers can expect a challenging par 72, 7,471-yard layout. Eleven lakes come into play and many consider this to be one of Nicklaus’ finest desert creations.

The Palmer Golf Club at Oasis

The Palmer course is a masterpiece that provides a par 71 experience set against rugged canyon fairways and meticulously contoured greens. It is rated among the “Top 10 You Can Play” by Golf Digest.

Conestoga Golf Club

The Gary Panks designed Conestoga course managed by Troon Golf opened for play in January of 2010. The scenic 18-hole course is artfully interwoven with the character and contours of Sun City Mesquite’s spectacular landforms. Undulating through canyons with gentle elevation changes, rugged rock outcroppings and tranquil water elements the course presents a masterful design.


Monday, May 28

  • 10 AM to 5 PM – Tournament registration begins in the Showroom at the CasaBlanca Resort. Players pick up their final course and flight assignments. Early arrivals can also take advantage of special arrangements with all area courses in Mesquite and Coyote Springs. Monday is the best opportunity for practice rounds (It is up to the individual to book their own practice round and it is not included in the entry fee).
  • 6 PM to 8 PM – Mesquite Amateur reception dinner in the CasaBlanca Events Center, featuring a catered menu developed by area chefs.
  • Mesquite Amateur Tournament Office – Located in the Cortez Meeting Room at the CasaBlanca Resort will be open after dinner each night.

Tuesday, May 29

  • 7:30 AM – Round one play begins with a shotgun start at all six courses in Mesquite and Coyote Springs.
  • 6 PM to 8 PM – Mesquite Amateur Dinner in the CasaBlanca Events Center. Come enjoy great entertainment and raffle prizes. First round scores will be posted.
  • Mesquite Amateur Tournament Office – Located in the Cortez Meeting Room at the CasaBlanca Resort will be open after dinner each night.

Wednesday, May 30

  • 7:30 AM – Round two play begins with a shotgun start at all six courses in Mesquite and Coyote Springs.
  • 2:45 PM – The Mesquite Amateur will host a Texas hold ‘Em Championship $65 per person at the Eureka Hotel and Casino. Players will check in at the poker room by 2:45pm and compete for a variety of cash and gift prizes.
  • 6 PM to 8 PM – Mesquite Amateur Dinner in the CasaBlanca Events Center. Come and enjoy a full dinner buffet along with a themed drink of the night. Second round scores will be posted.
  • Mesquite Amateur Tournament Office – Located in the Cortez Meeting Room at the CasaBlanca Resort will be open after dinner each night.
  • 8 PM – Cigars Under the Stars by the CasaBlanca Pool – Going into its 7th year, Cigars under the stars is one of the weeks most popular events! Come puff on a stogie and enjoy a cocktail and enjoy another beautiful Mesquite night.

Thursday, May 31

  • 7:30 AM – Round three play begins with a shotgun start at all six courses in Mesquite and Coyote Springs.
  • 12 Noon – Mesquite Amateur Wine Luncheon – Wine Luncheon $50 per person- Presented by Southern Wine & Spirits- A wine tasting party will be held in Katherine’s Steakhouse at the CasaBlanca Resort. Come join us for excellent food and taste great wines from all over the world hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits.
  • 6 PM to 8 PM – Mesquite Amateur Championship Dinner in the CasaBlanca Events Center. They say save the best for last. This evening is all about great awards and wrapping up a great week of golf with friends. Final tournament scores are posted and trophies are presented.
  • Mesquite Amateur Tournament Office – Located in the Cortez Meeting Room at the CasaBlanca Resort will be open after dinner each night.
  • 8 PM – At the Champions Room CasaBlanca Meeting Space, the Top 10 winners from each flight will be able to pick up their prize and visit with Callaway and Taylor Made Golf.

Friday, June 1

  • 7:30 AM – Championship round will begin with a shotgun start at the CasaBlanca Golf Club. Participants will include the top four finishers from each flight. Immediately following the championship, finalists will be treated to lunch at the CasaBlanca Golf Course Deli.
  • 1:30 PM – The winners of the Mesquite Amateur will be announced immediately following lunch. The overall champion will be crowned.


While entrants are responsible for their own accommodations at the Mesquite Amateur, several sponsoring hotels are offering special rates for entrants and their guests. To ensure the best possible rate, please identify yourself as a Mesquite Amateur contestant.

CasaBlanca Resort

The CasaBlanca Resort is considered to be among the finest resorts in Mesquite, with 500 first-class deluxe rooms, all of which include European-style bedding. The resort is also home to a spa, salon, swimming pool, and entertainment lounge.

Eureka Hotel
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The Eureka Casino Hotel features 210 oversized rooms that range from resort rooms to large suites. The property also maintains a swimming pool, spa, and modern exercise facilities.

Virgin River Casino

The Virgin River Hotel includes 700 detached rooms. It also features the area’s primary bowling lanes, two outdoor pools, and a bingo parlor.


Mesquite Gaming
The best of everything can be found at the CasaBlanca Resort & Virgin River in Mesquite Nevada. With quality hotel rooms that won’t break the bank, a wide variety of dining options, and the top entertainment acts in town.
The Mesquite Resort Association
The Mesquite Resort Association is a professional nonprofit association that leads the area in business development, community service, and corporate stewardship.
Experience TaylorMade Golf drivers, irons, wedges, putters, golf balls & golf accessories. TaylorMade Golf Official Site: #1 driver in golf.
Callaway Golf – Golf Company
The Official Callaway Golf website. Callaway Golf is the leading manufacturer of golf clubs, golf balls and golf equipment.
Southern Wine & Spirits
Southern Wine & Spirits is a nationally recognized wine and spirits distributor and the largest distributor in Southern Nevada.
The City of Mesquite
The City of Mesquite, Nevada, has governed the historic area since 1984. Prior, the area dates back to the mid 1880s, when the Old Spanish Trail passed through along the Virgin.


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