Regina Quintero (gross) and Gabriele Buonacorsi (net) came away with overall championships at the 2018 Nevada State Women’s Senior Amateur played Oct. 16-17, 2018, at Anthem County Club. Quintero maintained a lead throughout the two-day tournament. –By Bill Bowman, Las Vegas Golf Insider staff.
For Regina Quintero it was a matter of playing consistent. Quintero had a three-stroke lead over a trio of golfers after the first round and had one goal in mind for the tournament’s final round: Play steady.
“I was just looking to play par golf,” she said of the second day approach. “I wanted to have a steady day. I wasn’t super aggressive. I was going to make someone play great golf to come and get me.”
She said she hit the ball well both days but struggled on the greens the second day.
“My driver was on and my approach shots were good but I just didn’t hit anything close,” she said. “I didn’t get any putts to fall. I think I was five over after the first five holes. I just couldn’t figure the greens out early but I did settle down.”
Regina Quintero, 74-79—153
i took full advantage of a home course edge.
“I played my game and played the course as I know it,” she said. “I just tried to stay out of trouble and keep my game under control.”
She also said the flatstick came through.
“I putted very well,” she said. “We just came off the member-member event here so I was used to the course and that really helped. I know the greens pretty well.”
Winning the title has given her more confidence in the work she has put in on her game.
“I started playing more competitive golf four years ago and I’ve worked on getting my game better,” she said. “I’m really thrilled to be a state champion.”
Gabriele Buonacorsi, 65-73—138
Christy Atencio put together consistent rounds, 78 and 76, to post a six-shot victory in the Silver Gross division (age 50-59) while Debbie Love’s two-day total of 73-75—148 was good enough for a two-stroke win in the net portion.
Christy Atencio, 78-76—154
Ronda Henderson, 80-80—160
Debbie Love, 73-75—148
Sara Bowman, 72-78—150
Karen Hernes rallied for a three-stroke victory in the Gold Gross Division (age 60-69), posting rounds of 80-79—159 while Monica Fairbanks’ 68-73—141 total won the net portion.
Karen Herness, 80-79—159
Sherry Jackson, 77-85—162
Monica Fairbanks, 68-73—141
Kathy Dunn, 68-78—146
Sharon Bunker’s two-day total of 92-91—183 helped her to the title in the Platinum Gross Division (age 70-plus) and Fay Geddes had rounds of 88-76—161 for the net victory.
Sharon Bunker, 92-91—183
Fay Geddes, 88-76–161