Sep 18, 2022

Las Vegas Tour Finals Results


The Las Vegas Chapter held the PWG Invitational Championship (Local Final) at beautiful Boulder Creek Golf Club this past weekend. Despite of tuff conditions both days (windy), the temperature and course conditions were perfect. This was our final tournament for the 2022 season to decide the player of the year race and even more exciting, we had 5 first time winners on the Amateur Players Tour.      

Division 1  Champion – Jonathan MInkof  [140] 

Playing on very little sleep after hosting Pitbull for 2 nights at the night club he promotes, Minkoff came out firing immediately with an opening birdie on the first hole and never looked back. Minkof lead the entire tournament finishing at 140 over the two days – very impressive performance in the windy conditions. Four players finished tied for second at 166 – Tony Fortier, Edward Newcomb, Richard Harter, and John Benyo.     

Congratulations Jonathan on this impressive win, your first on the Amateur Players Tour. 

Division 2 Champion – Trevor Coss   [154] 

Starting off day 1 with a personal best tournament  performance of 72, Trevor played very steady golf in windy conditions on day 2 to win his first ever Amateur Players Tour Championship, at the biggest event of the year. With his consistent play, we will see Coss in the winners circle several more times when the 2023 season kicks off. 

Shawn Greenough took second place with 166.     

Congratulations Trevor!! 

Division 3 Champion – Mark Walker [164] 

Playing very consistent over the two days in the windy conditions, this veteran tour player delivered with a 164 after the two days to secure the championship over second place finisher Jin Ho Choi 167. 

This is Walker’s first win on the Amateur Players Tour and on a golf course he loves to play. 

Congratulations Mark on the impressive victory and taking the Championship belt! 

Division 4 Champion – Irvin Weintraub [175] 

Playing out of the Phoenix Chapter, Irvin came to Boulder Creek looking for a good performance and he delivered with a victory, but it was hard fought as he and 2nd place finisher Jeffrey Greenough [175] had to go to an extra hole to decide the championship.    

Congratulations Irvin on the win and we look forward to seeing you back in Las Vegas in 2023. 

Division 5 Champion – Albert Nakada [191] 

Coming in from California and challenging one of his good friends and APT veteran Michal Cosselman, Albert held on for the one-shot victory over another APT veteran Matt Coleman [192], with Cosselman [193] taking third. 

With the victory Nakada was already trash talking [all in fun spirit] to his good friend about the championship belt. 

Congratulations Albert on this impressive performance and welcome to the Amateur Players Tour.   

Senior Net/Double Dip Champion – Trevor Coss [132]  

This is a recurring story for the Senior Net division as several times this year as a division winner also wins the Senior Net. Coss had an impressive division win, but the Senior Net was even bigger with a 7 shot victory over second place finisher Jeffrey Greenough [139]. 

Congratulations Trevor for the double dip victory and collect two championship belts!! 

Congratulations to all the PWG Invitational Champions! 

A special thank you as well to the Boulder Creek Golf Club staff and management for giving our tour outstanding service and a beautiful golf course to play. Our players can’t wait to come back. 

Mostly to our local tour sponsors: 

Well, this concludes our first season on the Amateur Players Tour Las Vegas and Hendra, Kreg, and Mila would like to thank everyone at the APT National office [Matt, Jody, Chris, Ally and Phil], for all the support they give us to run successful tournaments. But, most importantly, we would like to thank all the APT Las Vegas chapter players. We always strive to deliver fair, honest, and competitive tournaments for everyone. Without the players none of this would happen - Thank you! 

Now it is off to the National and Senior Championships, where the Las Vegas Chapter has several players ready to bring home the National trophy. 

We will see you in 2023!  

Upcoming tournaments: 

APT Sr. North American Championship 
Myrtle Beach, SC
September 25-27

APT North American Championship 
Nashville, TN
October 10-12 


Boulder Creek Winners

Division 1 Champion

Jonathan Minkoff


Division 2 &
Senior Net Champion

Trevor Coss


Division 3 Champion

Mark Walker


Division 4 Champion

Irvin Weintraub


Division 5 Champion

Albert Nakada