MESQUITE, Nev. — The three-day Nevada Open tournament hosted by Mesquite Gaming, owner of CasaBlanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel in Mesquite, Nevada, named its champion Thursday after the final round at the CasaBlanca Golf Club.
Brett White from Houston, Texas, claimed the top prize at 19-under-par, shooting 196 for the tournament to win the first-place prize of $31,350. The 54-hole event welcomed more than 220 players traveling across more than 25 states, all vying for this year’s increased prize purse of $150,000.
White started the tournament on Tuesday at the Palms Golf Club, shooting a 2-under-par 69 with four birdies on the day. He shot a second round of 63 at the CasaBlanca Golf Club, featuring a bogey-free round with seven birdies and an eagle on the par-5 15th hole and putting him in first place entering the final round.
White backed his second round up on Wednesday with a final round of 64 at the CasaBlanca Golf Club to bring home the title. He closed the tournament and secured the win by birding four out of the last five holes. White had plenty of pursuers, including second place finisher Brandon Bauman from Las Vegas who finished 17-under-par for the tournament.
“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,” Christian Adderson, tournament director for Mesquite Gaming, said in a press release. “Now the fun continues as we begin our CasaBlanca Two Man tournament tomorrow, which features more than 100 teams.”
All golfers played their first two rounds at each of the award-winning and scenic courses, the CasaBlanca Golf Club and the Palms Golf Club. The final round featured the top 69 golfers who made the cut after the first two rounds and was played at the CasaBlanca Golf Club.
Following the tournament, Mesquite Gaming presented a $1,000 donation to the Mesquite Junior Golf Association.
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