Golf StoriesExber Returns to Competition, Wins Summerlin Amateur Championship



The SNGA hosted the 2016 Summerlin Amateur Championship, one of the Southern Nevada Golf Association’s finest events of the year over the weekend.

95 players set out to battle Highland Falls on Saturday and Palm Valley on Sunday. Players faced a daunting task of not only the golf course, but some of the strangest weather in recent memory.

Brady Exber hasn’t played much competition these days, which is strange considering that is what he is known for.  The man known around golf circles in Vegas as “The Godfather”, buried the weather along with the competition in the Summerlin terrain with an impressive 71-74, +2 tournament total.  Giving him chase the entire tournament was the 2014 SNGA Player of the Year and current LVJGA President Kenny Ebalo (73-75, +4). Rounding out the top 3 was Las Vegas Junior Golf Association talent Charlie Magruder (75-74, +5).

The Senior Division Championship went to Peter Dunlap, who shot a final round 73 to beat the likes of Steven Fink, Cyrus Whitney and Gary Carpendale by four strokes.  Dunlap, who normal plays in the Championship division, has made it clear that he is gunning for the 2016 SNGA Senior Player of the Year.

The Senior Net Winner went to Brian McShane, who shot an impressive 68 Net to claim his first trophy of the 2016 season.

In the Super Senior Division, we crown two different winners; Super Senior Scratch and Super Senior Net. The Scratch winner this weekend went to John Kelley, who shot 74 the final day in ridiculous wind. Kelley’s round was highlighted by a Eagle 2 on the par 4 5th Hole. Frank Abbott, the two time Super Senior Player of the Year, finished in second place, three shots back.

The Super Senior Net Winner was captured by Al Kueker, who shot 75-75 Net for a two day total of 150.

In the Net division, Roger Vega showed grit and tenacity to battle the course and the elements for an impressive +13 over Net total.  The Net division was a nail-bitter all the way down to the wire thanks to Nate Behrendt following close behind with a +14 Net tournament total.  Completing the podium was Gary McCollum who battled hard and finished with a +16 Net total.

The SNGA would like to thank the great staff at both courses for making the tournament possible!  The SNGA would recommend all members to check out the home courses of the SNGA!

CLICK HERE to see Full Tournament Results and Course Statistics.

CLICK HERE to see the SNGA’s updated Points Race Information.

CLICK HERE to register for the SNGA Four Ball Championship, April 2-3, at Revere Golf Club in Henderson, Nevada.


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