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Nevada Open Gets Underway at Casablanca, Palms in Mesquite

The Nevada Open got underway Tuesday at the Casablanca and Palms golf courses in Mesquite, Nevada with Erick Justesen taking the first round lead with a 62 on The Palms course. There were six players who shot 65 or better and all them were carded on The Palms which played several shots easier than Casablanca.
Dusty Fielding was the leading Utahn with a 68 on the Casablanca course and that was only good enough for 18th place. Jimmy Blair and Matt Baird shot 69s, also at Casablanca.
There will be a cut after the second round and the final round will be held Thursday.
The partial scoreboard, including all Utah players, is as follows:62- Erick Justeseen, Palms63- Kevin Penner-a, Palms64- Drew Scott, Palms65- Dusty Fielding, Casablanca (18th place)69- Jimmy Blair, Casablanca, (30th place)69- Matt Baird, Palms70- Tele Wightman, Palms71- Kyle Chappell, Casablanca71- Casey Fowles, Palms72- Derek Fox, Palms72- Nathan Page, Palms72- Kury Reynolds, Palms74- Tommy Forsman, Palms75- Tony Finau, Casablanca75- Gipper Finau, CasablancaWD- Steve Schneiter, Casablanca