Barzekoff Validates Nevada State Am Win With Dominating City Am Victory

Cameron Barzekoff is taking it seriously low these days and his recent two rounds of 63-62–125 (-19) at the Las Vegas City Amateur validated his 2022 Nevada State Amateur win at the same course, Las Vegas Golf Club.–By Brian Hurlburt

Barzekoff was briefly challenged by Jaret Smith, but pulled away to win by seven shots after Smith cut the lead to one after playing his first seven holes in 8-under par.

“I got off to just as good a start (Sunday) as I did yesterday but Jared (Smith) really had it going,” Barzekoff told our writer Bill Bowman after the round. “I was four-under through seven holes but he was eight under through those same holes (two eagles, five birdies and a par). All of a sudden, my lead was down to one.”

Barzekoff is eyeing a professional career but is still committed to playing some high-level amateur golf prior to making the jump.

“I’m getting closer,” he said. “It will probably be next summer. Then when Q-School comes around next September I think I’ll be ready. I’m going to play a few more big amateur events and maybe play a few pro events as an amateur to get my feet wet and go from there.”

In the net division, Aaron Suci won five shots over Jason Berton. Suci is playing at a high level

“My game is on fire,” he said. “My mental game is strong and once I got the lead I started swinging more and more freely. I’ve worked on that a lot. I can’t change my swing but I can change my mindset and that’s really helped me out.”