Gigi Higgins Takes It All in Mesquite Gaming’s 15th Annual Mesquite Amateur Golf Tournament

Winner Gigi Higgins of Cape Coral, Florida, takes home two trophies during the 15th annual Mesquite Amateur event in Mesquite, Nevada on Friday, June 2, 2017. Higgins, shooting a net 67, is the first to win low gross score for all four rounds and win the overall championship. Submitted photo.

Gigi Higgins, of Cape Coral, Florida, took home the coveted trophy for the annual Mesquite Amateur tournament presented by Mesquite Gaming. Higgins, shooting a net 67, is the first to win a low gross score for all four rounds and win the overall championship. Higgins secured her title as the 2017 champion by winning in a second sudden death playoff hole with a birdie and returns to Florida with two trophies and two entries into the 2018 Mesquite Amateur.   The three-day tournament saw more than 600 individuals registered, 37 states represented, along with international participation coming in from Canada, France, Thailand and Curacao. Marking its 15th year, the tournament boasts six courses with challenging styles of desert, arroyo, vista and canyon play.   “As we mark 15 years of Mesquite Amateur, we once again saw an outstanding tournament, all of which wouldn’t be possible without our participants, sponsors, volunteers and attendees,” said Christian Adderson, Mesquite Amateur tournament director and corporate sales manager for Mesquite Gaming. “This tournament continues to bring a great deal of visitors to the city of Mesquite. The caliber of competition was high and we offer our congratulations to Gigi Higgins, who set quite the record.”   This year’s sponsors included The Mesquite Resort Association, TaylorMade, Callaway Golf, Southern Wine and Spirts of Nevada and the city of Mesquite.   For up-to-the-minute information on Mesquite Amateur, visit and follow the dedicated Mesquite Amateur Facebook page.


  1. Susan Smith-Snider says:

    Congratulations Gigi! I had the pleasure of playing with Gigi and witnessing that 66 (gross) with 10 birdies…amazing golf! A fine champion indeed! This was my first Mesquite Amateur, and it will be hard to top it!

  2. jiim wilson says:

    Winners are great and they should be recognized. At the opening ceremony each year why not recognize all past champions present to stand up and be recognized and congratulated. Certainly the previous year. The ceremony following the final round of play is witnessed by a few of those that played in the championship competition and stayed around to see the conclusion. Many competitors have flights to catch and destinations to reach and must leave early. Why not take a few moments to acknowledge past champions for their accomplishment and let the other competitors see who can win this special event?

    JIm Wilson
    2015 Mesquite Amateur Champion


  3. Linda Stead says:

    Congratulations Gigi!! See you next year, and thanks for doing the Ochoa skins.

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