The three-day Nevada Open golf tournament hosted by Mesquite Gaming, owner of CasaBlanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel in Mesquite, Nevada, named it’s champion after the final round at the CasaBlanca Golf Club. Taylor Montgomery from Las Vegas, Nevada claimed the first-place prize of $31,350 after finishing 17-under-par and shooting 199 for the tournament. The 54-hole event welcomed 224 players traveling across more than 25 states to vie for this year’s prize purse of $150,000.
“I love the CasaBlanca Golf Club,” said Montgomery, “and this win means a lot to me.” He is no stranger to the Nevada Open as both his grandfather and father have played in prior tournaments. This is the 4th time he has played in the tournament and said he will be back next year to defend his title.
Montgomery faced fierce competition including second place finisher Daniel Hudson from Chicago, IL, who finished -15 under par for the tournament.
All golfers played their first two rounds at the award winning and scenic courses, the CasaBlanca Golf Club and the Palms Golf Club. The final round was played at the CasaBlanca Golf Club and featured the top 76 golfers (3 amateurs and 73 professionals) who made the cut after the first two rounds.
Following the tournament, Mesquite Gaming presented a $1,000 donation to the Mesquite Junior Golf Association.
“The Nevada Open is a staple event for many golfers around the U.S. each year, and we saw some great players perform at a very high level,” said Christian Adderson, tournament director for Mesquite Gaming. “Next up is our CasaBlanca Two-Man tournament which is always fun and the field has more than 150 teams this year.”