The 2019 Las Vegas Challenge presented by Innova takes place on three courses, all of which are housed on the grounds of the Wildhorse Golf Club in Henderson, Nevada. Our thanks to the Wildhorse Golf Club for being such amazing hosts to open the 2019 PDGA National Tour.
Since its inception in 2000, the Las Vegas Challenge presented by Innova Champion Discs has grown to become the premier professional disc golf event in Nevada. Originally housed at Sunset Park and known as the Gentlemen’s Club Challenge, the tournament now welcomes 570 competitors to three courses at Wildhorse Golf Club every February. Featuring an array of skill levels – from recreational to elite touring professionals – the event is run by an army of dedicated volunteers from the Las Vegas Disc Golf Club and managed by Jacquart Events, LLC.
Eveliina Salonen won her first PDGA Major in 2018 at the Konopiště Open. Photo: Eino Ansio
The Las Vegas Challenge and Memorial Championship are the first Elite Series tournaments of the 2019 season, and 952-rated Finn Eveliina Salonen will hop across the pond to compete in both. If you don’t know why you should be excited by that, here are a few of the accomplishments the 19-year-old added to her resume in 2018: