Laurie Warder, Matt
Overmyer, Sam Forester, Daniel Wiig and Ed Mallett all won at the Western
States Icebreaker Regional hosted at Paiute Resort on the Wolf and Snow
Paiute Resort in Las
Vegas provided the backdrop for this year’s Western States Icebreaker. Fierce
competition within the 104-person tournament resulted in many flights battling
until to the last few holes to determine winners. With over 29 different Local Tours
from across the country represented, it certainly was a fantastic way to kick
off the 28th anniversary of the Golfweek Amateur Tour!
In the Championship
Flight, Laurie Warder (Arizona) led wire to wire and posted winning
rounds of 73-73-146. Bryce Benson (Dallas-Fort Worth) finished solo
second with 80-77-154, followed by Randy
Merrill (California) and our new Denver Tour Director, Derek Barnes, with two-day totals of 164.
Tour members from Denver
and Arizona dominated the A Flight leaderboard. Matt Overmyer (Denver)
fired rounds of 85-79-164 and tied Kerry Cahalan’s (Denver) two-day total (83-81-164) which forced a sudden
death playoff. Overmyer eventually
claimed the first-place victory with a par on hole 18. Joe Kenyon (Arizona) finished solo third with 167 followed by Roy
Hyde (Arizona) at 168. Three Arizona members, Curt Bressner (Arizona), Paul
Cope (Arizona) and Jason Scillieri,
tied for fifth with two-day totals of 169.
In the B Flight, Sam
Forester (Louisiana North) won by two shots (88-86-174). Derek
Sabins (Denver) and Ken Sloan
(Cincinnati/Dayton) finished tied second at 176. Howard Cassidy (Arizona) and Casey
Johnson (Louisiana North) tied fourth with 178. Donna Brown (Arizona) led the female charge and finished sixth with
In the C Flight, Danny
Licciardi (California) and Daniel Wiig (Arizona) finished tied first with 175 totals. Both returned to hole 18 for
sudden death and Wiig ended the match triumphantly with a par. Geoff
Brisbin (Arizona) and Dan
Gautreaux (Louisiana South) tied third at 180, followed by Ben Bruce (Indianapolis) and Brady Boyd (Kansas) tied fifth at 181.
In the D Flight, Ed
Mallett (Chicago) won by three shots with rounds of 92-95-187. Jordan Isaac (Arizona) finished second
at 190 just one stroke ahead of Hector Lara (Arizona)
and Ricky Johnson (Louisiana North) tied third at 191. Mike Miller (Milwaukee) and Gregg Carr (Arizona) filled out the top spots tied fifth with totals
Amateur Tour plays in 47 markets across the country and hosts both
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The Las Vegas will resume in 2024.
Greg Reynolds has some medical issues to attend to this year but he will be back ready to go for the 2024 season. Please keep Greg and his family in your thoughts and prayers!