Golf StoriesWSNGAQuintero, Buonacorsi Nevada State Women’s Senior Am Overall Champs

October 18, 2018by Brian Hurlburt0

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.

OVERALL-GROSS

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.”

OVERALL GROSS

Regina Quintero, 74-79—153

OVERALL-NET

Regina Quintero

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

OVERALL NET

Gabriele Buonacorsi, 65-73—138

Silver Gross

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.

Silver Gross

Christy Atencio, 78-76—154

Ronda Henderson, 80-80—160

Silver Net

Debbie Love, 73-75—148

Sara Bowman, 72-78—150

Gold Gross

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.

Gold Gross

Karen Herness, 80-79—159

Sherry Jackson, 77-85—162

Gold Net

Monica Fairbanks, 68-73—141

Kathy Dunn, 68-78—146

Platinum Gross

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.

Platinum Gross

Sharon Bunker, 92-91—183

Platinum Net

Fay Geddes, 88-76–161

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