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 courses!

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 180.

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 of 192.

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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!