The 25th annual Parker Open Golf Tournament was held April 23-25 at the Emerald Canyon Golf Course. The competition came right down to the wire, with the top seven finishers within four strokes of each other over the three days and 54 holes of competition.
In the end, Jimmy Gunn of Scottsdale, Ariz. came out as the winner. He shot 64-66-72 over the three days for an 11 under par 205. He received a payout of $10,000. Coming in second was Steven Kupcho, who shot 67-71-69 for the three days for a nine under par 207. He received $6,000.
Three golfers tied for third place with an eight under par 208. Ben Guyer shot a 73-65-70, Zahkai Brown shot a 70-68-70 and Jhared Hack shot a 69-66-73. They each received $3,000.
Last year’s winner, Alex Cejka, placed first among the seniors and tied for sixth overall with 72-69-70 for a five under par 211.
The 2021 Parker Open saw 30 three-person amateur teams and 103 professionals. The total purse was $54,900.
Emerald Canyon is located north of Parker and is owned by La Paz County. It has been praised as a challenging and scenic course. It’s been called a “Jewel in the Desert” and has received a four-star rating from Golf Digest.