LAS VEGAS, NV (March 12, 2017) -- The 2017 Summerlin Amateur golf tournament came down to a battle of survival as Brady Exber survived a three-man playoff to win the two-day event. The tournament was played March 11-12, 2017 over two of the Golf Summerlin family of layouts with Saturday’s round at Highland Falls Golf Club and Sunday’s final round at Palm Valley Golf Club.–By Bill Bowman
Golf Summerlin has three 18-hole layouts with Highland Falls and Palm Valley being 18-hole championship layouts while Eagle Crest is an 18-hole executive course.
Exber, Josh Goldstein and Alex Jordan finished tied at 2-under-par 142 setting the stage for the playoff where Exber parred the first hole for the win.
“My wedge game was really, really steady,” Exber said. “I knew they were struggling a little behind us. I knew if I birdied 18 I would be the low score (in his group) and it was good enough to get me in the playoff.”
Exber added to an ever-growing victory total. He’s won at least one tournament every year since 1989. “I won this tournament last year and it was the only one I won,” he said. “It is nice to win early.”
Exber also pointed out the course conditioning. “Both of them were in excellent shape and were really good tests for us,” he said.
All three got to the playoff in different ways. Jordan (72-70—142) played a seven-hole stretch in four-under par on Sunday but a late double bogey brought him back to the pack. Goldstein (75-67—142) had the round of the tournament on Sunday with a five-under-par 67 while Exber (72-70—142) played two solid days and followed up an even-par first-round with a two-under effort on Sunday including that birdie on 18 that got him into the playoff.
Ed Fryatt and Brett Kanda, both former UNLV Rebels, were tied after the first day with four-under-par 68 totals.
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