Canadian Seann Harlingten Wins Nevada Open and $20,000 First Prize

Seann Harlingten Champ-West Vancouver, BC. Photo by Tyler Cooper, Mesquite Gaming.

Seann Harlingten Champ-West Vancouver, BC. Photo by Tyler Cooper, Mesquite Gaming.

Seann Harlingten, a professional from West Vancouver, BC, made his second appearance in the Nevada Open memorable when he won the 2014 title with a three-round score of 17-under par. He finished tied after 54 regulation holes with Tom Whitney, a 2010 United States Air Force Academy Graduate. Harlingten made quick work of the former cadet when he made a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole of CasaBlanca Golf Club, one of two Mesquite golf courses used during the tournament. The Palms Golf Club was also played during the first two rounds. Both Harlingten and Whitney recorded final round scores of 67.

“Putting was the key this week,” said Harlingten, who turned professional in 2006 and finished 29th on the Canadian PGA TOUR in 2014. “I have been practicing very hard getting ready for the second stage of PGA TOUR School and it’s great to see the work pay off. It was an incredible experience to win and it was even more special because my brother, Alex, was on the bag as my caddie. The courses were terrific and I want to thank the sponsors, volunteers and tournament committee for a great week.” Harlingten finished tied for 21st in the 2013 Nevada Open.

Ryan McCullough Low Am- LV_NV. Photo by Tyler Cooper, Mesquite Gaming.

Ryan McCullough Low Am- LV_NV. Photo by Tyler Cooper, Mesquite Gaming.

Ryan McCullough, from Las Vegas, Nev., finished as the low amateur with scores of 70-64-70—204. He finished in a tie for 12th overall.

It was appropriate that the event ended in a playoff because this year’s edition of the Nevada Open was an extremely close competition throughout with low scores being recorded all over the place. After round one, David Rose, also from West Vancouver, BC, was leading after firing an opening effort of 62 at The Palms Golf Club. He was followed by Justin Searles, from Mesa, Ariz., who recorded a 63 also at The Palms. The best first round at CasaBlanca Golf Club was a 64 by the eventual champ, Harlingten.

Rose stayed in the lead following round two after posting a 68 at CasaBlanca, but was tied by Harlingten, Kevin Roy, from Tampa, Florida, Michael McCabe from Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Whitney. Each ended the second round at 12-under par.

Rose was unable to complete his wire-to-wire victory and finished in a tie for 7th place. McCabe finished in a tie for third while Roy fell all the way back into a tie for 10th.

Whitney, who spent four years of active duty as an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Operator at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, won four collegiate tournaments while playing for the Air Force Academy and also played in the 2009 U.S. Amateur. He is a three-time Armed Forces Championship winner. He turned professional earlier this year and is hoping to earn a spot on the PGA TOUR in the near future. Whitney was five-under par on the front nine during his final round.

“The whole Nevada Open experience was enjoyable even though the playoff was bittersweet,” said Whitney, whose brother, Bob, a 2008 Air Force Academy graduate, served as his caddie.

The Nevada Open, organized by Mesquite Gaming, is one of the most historic golf tournaments to be held annually in Nevada. The total purse for 2014 was $105,000 with the winner earning $20,000. The event has been played for more than 40 years and includes such former champions as PGA TOUR winners Robert Gamez and Tom Lehman, and former Nike Tour tournament winner and current Butch Harmon School of Golf teaching professional Vic Wilk. Another former champion is Kevin Penner–now a PGA TOUR player–who won the Nevada Open in 2012 while still an amateur and playing at national college powerhouse UNLV. For more information, visit NVOpen.com

“It’s a huge deal for Mesquite, as a golf destination, to host the Nevada Open each year, especially given the long history of the tournament and its prestige as a state open,” said Christian Adderson, Tournament Director and Sports Manager for Mesquite Gaming. “It’s important for us to support the golf community at both the amateur and professional levels. The Nevada Open brings in some of the top amateurs and professionals from around the country and Canada, and we take pride in hosting a first-class tournament for them. It was also nice to have perfect weather for the week because it was a conscious decision to move the event from December to November so that the competitors could play the courses like they should be played.”

Full Results:

T1 Seann Harlingten, West Vancouver, BC 64-68-67–199
Tom Whitney, Fort Collins, CO 65-67-67–199
T3 Michael McCabe, Thousand Oaks, CA 67-65-68–200
Phillip Reedy, Las Vegas, Nv 67-67-66–200
Nick Sherwood, Albany, OR 64-69-67–200
Luke Symons, Aurora, CO 69-68-63–200
7 David Rose, West Vancouver, BC 62-70-69–201
T8 Shane Bertsch, Parker, CO 66-69-67–202
Jonathan Pannone, East Greenwich, RI 66-72-64–202
T10 Kevin Roy, Tampa, FL 66-66-71–203
Kevin Spooner, West Vancouver, BC 69-67-67–203
T12 Ryan Mccullough, Las Vegas, NV 70-64-70–204
Monte Montgomery, Henderson , NV 67-70-67–204
Tyler Aldridge, Nampa, ID 69-70-65–204
Kyle Souza, Encinitas, CA 68-69-67–204
T16 Drew Scott, Henderson, NV 67-68-70–205
Johnny Ruiz, Simi Valley, CA 66-71-68–205
Jeff Gove, La Quinta, CA 71-66-68–205
T19 Justin Searles, Mesa, AZ 63-76-67–206
Zack Byrd, Murrells Inlet, SC 67-72-67–206
Mike Drake, Fontana, CA 69-68-69–206
Kyler Sauer, Thousand Oaks, CA 65-69-72–206
Chris Gilman, Yorba Linda, CA 69-69-68–206
T24 James Drew, Las Vegas, NV 72-68-67–207
Matt Rutledge, Fort Collins, CO 71-69-67–207
T26 Matt Baird, Provo, UT 66-70-72–208
James Back, Cerritos, CA 69-70-69–208
Andrew Ledger, Phoenix, AZ 70-69-69–208
Matt Miller, Blooming, IL 66-69-73–208
Riley Fleming, Airdrie, AB 70-68-70–208
Kurt Watkins, Chandler, AZ 68-70-70–208
Paul Misko, Thousand Oaks, CA 65-74-69–208
Nicholas Mason, Denver, CO 70-70-68–208
T34 Eric Frazzetta, Long Beach, CA 70-66-73–209
David Mills, Evansville, IN 66-74-69–209
John Eisentrout, Olympia, WA 73-68-68–209
Gustavo Contreras-Hernanc, La Jolla, CA 70-68-71–209
Josh Persons, Fargo, ND 66-72-71–209
T39 Taylor Montgomery, Henderson, NV 69-71-70–210
Austyn Karle, Scottsdale, AZ 68-69-73–210
Jesse Mueller, Mesa, AZ 71-66-73–210
Weston Payne, Menlo Park, CA 72-69-69–210
Klint Krieger, Cheyenne, WY 71-66-73–210
DJ Brigman, Albuquerque, NM 73-66-71–210
Thomas Bliefnick, Decatur, IL 69-72-69–210
Tyler Raber, Davis, CA 68-66-76–210
T47 Jeff Hamm, Danville, CA 73-68-70–211
Matt Montez, Sacramento, CA 72-68-71–211
Colton West, Mesa , AZ 70-70-71–211
Jonathan Coleman, North Las Vegas, NV 71-70-70–211
Nathan Lashley, Scottsdale, AZ 68-69-74–211
Jered Stone, Tarzana, CA 68-69-74–211
Matt Williams, Pebble Beach, CA 70-70-71–211
T54 Danny Sinksen, Sioux Falls, SD 70-69-73–212
Matthew Liringis, Chandler, AZ 70-71-71–212
Scott Roudebush, Dallas, TX 74-67-71–212
Anthony Kim, Cerritos, CA 70-70-72–212
T58 Isaac Sanchez, Folsom, CA 66-70-77–213
Brent Baylon, Phoenix, AZ 72-67-74–213
Justin Snelling, Boise, ID 68-73-72–213
T61 Jonathan Cockerill, Reno, NV 71-68-75–214
Sean Kenny, Las Vegas, NV 72-69-73–214
Andrew Vijarro, Scottsdale, AZ 69-71-74–214
64 Jonathan Khan, Tucson, AZ 69-69-77–215
65 Sam Jandel, Dayton, OH 72-68-76–216
66 Matt Siporin, Tarzana, CA 71-69-79–219
T67 Eric Fitzsimmons, Las Vegas, NV 73-69-NC–NC
Eric McCardle, Las Vegas, NV 78-67-NC–NC
Matt Snyder, Las Vegas, NV 71-73-NC–NC
Ryan Baeza, Mesquite, NV 75-77-NC–NC
Dustin Sitar, Las Vegas, NV 87-80-NC–NC
Nick Killpack, St. George, UT 74-69-NC–NC
Matt Edwards, Henderson, Nv 86-73-NC–NC
Erik Matthewson, Las Vegas, NV 78-78-NC–NC
John Baranco, Boise, ID 80-69-NC–NC
Brian Beach, Palm Desert, CA 69-76-NC–NC
David Brown, Auburn, CA 81-67-NC–NC
Phillip Chian, Ontario, CA 70-72-NC–NC
Jerry Crowell, Riverside, CA 75-69-NC–NC
Grant Doverspike, The Woodlands, TX 76-70-NC–NC
Kellen Esquibel, Moab, UT 74-74-NC–NC
Jeff Evans, Cedar City, UT 74-74-NC–NC
Tim Katanski, Ann Arbor, MI 73-73-NC–NC
Jared Kobren, Lakewood Ranch, FL 78-71-NC–NC
Michael Murray, White Lake, MI 69-76-NC–NC
Jacob O’Keefe, Santa Maria, CA 73-81-NC–NC
Eddie Olson, Aptos, CA 69-73-NC–NC
Riley O’Neill, Aberdeen, SD 72-76-NC–NC
Nathan Page, Mesa, AZ 71-76-NC–NC
Kenny Pigman, Norco, CA 71-74-NC–NC
Chad Selzler, Lakewood Ranch, FL 73-74-NC–NC
Trent Virden, Reno, NV 72-72-NC–NC
Jeff Berkshire, Scottsdale, AZ 81-67-NC–NC
Kyle Chappell, Richfield, UT 71-78-NC–NC
Dusty Fielding, St George, UT 68-75-NC–NC
Benjamin Flinn, Phoenix, AZ 74-76-NC–NC
Alex Moore, Scottsdale, AZ 72-71-NC–NC
Ryan Nomura, Carpianteri, CA 73-73-NC–NC
Jonathan Osornio, Las Vegas, NV 76-80-NC–NC
Scott Smith, Fallon, NV 75-74-NC–NC
Jacob Westrum, Las Vegas, NV 75-77-NC–NC
Marcus Delgadillo, Overton, NV 76-76-NC–NC
Jose Valle, Spanish Fork, UT 78-80-NC–NC
Chad Plonk, Las Vegas, NV 70-78-NC–NC
Darren Angel, Northridge , CA 76-67-NC–NC
Jerry Christiansen, Air Ronge, SK 76-73-NC–NC
Dillon Soldwisch, Lahaina , HI 71-71-NC–NC
Nick Scheib, Tempe, AZ 71-76-NC–NC
Nathaniel James, Fort Worth, TX 73-69-NC–NC
Jacob Holt, Tooele, UT 75-74-NC–NC
Oliver Tubb, Vancouver, BC 73-76-NC–NC
Miguel Griego, Socorro, NM 73-77-NC–NC
Mewail Kidane, Vancouver, BC 78-72-NC–NC
Bryn Parry, North Vancouver, BC 71-71-NC–NC
Kendal Garon, Long Beach, CA 71-73-NC–NC
Pete Vilairatana, Highland, CA 74-77-NC–NC
Ross Benson, Scottsdale, AZ 70-72-NC–NC
Michael Bruchet, Palm Springs, CA 84-80-NC–NC
Kyle Campbell, Mesquite, NV 93-81-NC–NC
Scott Diel, Las Vegas, NV 76-68-NC–NC
Shaun Fischer, Elizabeth, CO 77-80-NC–NC
Adam Griffith, Westminster, CO 76-74-NC–NC
Bubba Hall, St. George, UT 74-74-NC–NC
Rodney Hamblin, White Bear Lake, MN 74-76-NC–NC
Wes Heffernan, Calary, CA 76-72-NC–NC
Justin Mortensen, Alamosa, CO 76-69-NC–NC
Austin Smith, Show low, AZ 72-72-NC–NC
Scott Spiewak, Prescott, AZ 70-78-NC–NC
Corry Webster, Chandler, AZ 83-70-NC–NC
Joseph Dendary, Winnemucca, NV 78-72-NC–NC
Paul Gomez, Whittier, CA 75-69-NC–NC
Jeffery Kang, Buena Park, CA 74-74-NC–NC
Joon Heui Lee, Scottsdale, AZ 70-73-NC–NC
Matthew Leestma, Fernley, NV 77-72-NC–NC
Patrick Manning, Cody, WY 76-89-NC–NC
Craig McCoy, Plano, TX 71-76-NC–NC
Tyson McFarland, Rexburg, ID 70-75-NC–NC
Mikey McGinn, Springville, CA 71-74-NC–NC
Darren Michels, Henderson, NV 78-82-NC–NC
Scott Petersen, Parker, CO 70-72-NC–NC
Joshua Ralph, Reno, NV 79-78-NC–NC
Boris Stantchev, Long Beach, CA 75-75-NC–NC
Stephen Thomas, Sarasota, FL 71-76-NC–NC
Derek Zellmer, Huntington Beach, CA 70-75-NC–NC
Michael Im, La Mirada, CA 69-73-NC–NC
Jesse Burghart, Scottsdale, AZ 77-72-NC–NC
Jack Griffen, Scottsdale, AZ 82-80-NC–NC
Cameron Edens, Phoenix, AZ 75-70-NC–NC
Jacob Lestishen, Lone Tree, CO 71-77-NC–NC
Adam Doyle, Cave Creek, AZ 79-77-NC–NC
Justin Bardgett, Chesterfield, MO 72-72-NC–NC
Alex Gutesha, Greenwood Village, CO 70-72-NC–NC
Michael Sainz, Elgin, IL 70-72-NC–NC
William Boyer, St. George, UT 83-83-NC–NC
Devin Spies, Sarasota, FL 72-75-NC–NC
Derek Fribbs, Castle Rock, CO 73-72-NC–NC
Jerry Chen, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 68-76-NC–NC
Eric Smith, Arvada, CO 76-76-NC–NC
Eric Hallberg, Parker, CO 74-73-NC–NC
Nick Travers, Scottsdale, AZ 70-73-NC–NC
Zach Adams, Las Cruces, NM 73-73-NC–NC
Kevin Gillick, Lincoln, NE 77-78-NC–NC
Brad Filippone, Sparks, NV 81-80-NC–NC
James Andrews, Ramona, CA 87-74-NC–NC
Christian Rajac, Pocatello, ID 80-73-NC–NC
Jake Wright, Washington, UT 95-86-NC–NC
Brady Arnold, Phoenix, AZ 72-74-NC–NC
Victor Rodriguez, La Quinta, CA 75-74-NC–NC
Scott Stiles, Calgary 72-73-NC–NC
Matthew Van Dyke, Albuquerque, NM 73-73-NC–NC
Sun Kyu Baek, La Habra, CA 70-72-NC–NC
Wil Collins, Albuquerque, NM 73-72-NC–NC
Gipper Finau, Lehi, UT 77-67-NC–NC
Seath Lauer, Sarasota, FL 73-73-NC–NC
Steven Friesen, Scottsdale, AZ 76-68-NC–NC
Brandon Cauldwell, Ozark, MO 75-70-NC–NC
Douglas Wherry, Lakewood, CO 69-75-NC–NC
Adam Davis, Scottsdale, AZ 81-71-NC–NC
Stephen Edman, Rocklin, CA 74-68-NC–NC
Will Matthews, Palm Desert, CA 70-72-NC–NC
Sungjoon Kim, Gilbert, AZ 71-77-NC–NC
Dustin Mills, Maricopa, AZ 73-74-NC–NC
Tyler Mileger, McKinney, TX 72-77-NC–NC
Chad Kangas, Las Vegas, NV 81-80-NC–NC
Tye Smith, San Antonio, TX 74-73-NC–NC
TJ Duncan, Reno, NV 73-72-NC–NC
Kipp Jones, Evanston, WY 75-76-NC–NC
Darrett Brinker, Evansville, IN 75-73-NC–NC
Jacob Boyce, Boise, ID 82-80-NC–NC

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