Women's Amateur Championship

 

The 2018 Nebraska Women's Amateur Championship will be conducted at Beatrice Country Club on June 18-20. The championship will feature 54-holes of stroke play. Wahoo's Haley Thiele is the defending champion after winning last year's title by seven strokes at Wild Horse Golf Club in Gothenburg. Entries open May 1.

Complete information is available by linking to the applicable tab above.

 

 

Online Application

Eligibility: Open to amateur golfers who are members of NWAGA. Entrant must have an active USGA Handicap Index.

Amateur Status: All players must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status as specified in the USGA Rules of Golf.

Entry Fee: Entry fee of $155 must be paid by every player. Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if NWAGA is notified (402-505-4653, x103) before the close of entries. After the close of entries, fee will be refunded in the event of injury or illness, if requested no later than June 17. No refund for any reason after June 17. A $25 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.

Entry includes the 54-holes of stroke play competition; use of the practice facility; prizes; a Monday player’s dinner and Wednesday awards reception.

Entry Period: NWAGA only accepts on-line applications. Entries open at 8 a.m. C.D.T. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Entries must be received by NWAGA no later than 5 p.m. C.D.T. on Friday, June 8, 2018. Late applications are not acceptable and will be automatically rejected. (Entries by telephone, e-mail, or FAX not acceptable.) Time limit for entries means time of receipt at NWAGA (not time entry is sent or transmitted to NWAGA). Entries should be submitted early to allow ample time for delay or error in transmission. The risk of delay or error in transmission lies solely with the entrant and NWAGA will have no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including rejection of the entry.

Divisions (Championship and Non-Championship): The Championship Division is comprised of those golfers with an up-to-date Handicap Index® of 9.4 or less and those that declare Championship. The Non-Championship Division is comprised of those golfers with an up-to-date Handicap Index® exceeding 9.4.

Practice Rounds: Available at a time convenient to Beatrice Country Club (402 223-2710). Fee is $30; additional $16 for cart.

Lodging:
Holiday Inn Express - (402) 228-7000

Block for participants under Nebraska Women’s Amateur Golf - Rate is $124

Starting Times: Tee Times begin at 8 a.m. each day

Contact: NWAGA office: 402-505-4653

Memo

 

The Player Memo will be available below this spring and will contain any information participants might need prior to the championship. Also below will be a draft of the Notice to Players, Pace of Play Policy and NWAGA's 2018 Local Rules and Conditions of Competition.

Player Memorandum - 2018 Nebraska Women's Amateur Championship

Notice to Players - Beatrice Country Club (Draft)

Pace of Play Policy - Beatrice Country Club

NWAGA 2018 Local Rules and Conditions of Competitions

History

This event originated in 1975 under the name of Women's State Medal Golf Tournament. In 1982 the event was renamed as the Stroke Play Championship, before moving to the title of State Amateur Championship. With a new partnership with the Nebraska Golf Association, the championship will be co-presented and has been dubbed the Nebraska Women's Amateur Championship. Susan Marchese has the most wins with 11 total, while other names, such as Sarah Sasse and Cathy Curry also appear several times. For a complete list of past champions and locations see below.

2017

Wahoo's Haley Thiele cruised to win the 2017 NWAGA State Amateur Championship at Wild Horse Golf Club in Gothenburg. Thiele shot consecutive rounds of 70 (-2) in the second and final rounds, following a first round 77 (+5), for a 217 (+1) total. Thiele shot the only rounds under-par for the championship, and won by seven strokes over Elkhorn's Nicolle Barmettler at 224 (+8). Omaha's Barb Muldoon won the First Flight, North Platte's Barbara Baldridge won the Second Flight, and Arapahoe's Ethel Watson won the Third Flight.. Full Results

2016

Hannah Thiele claimed the championship by 9 shots over runner-up Kaitlyn Krzyzanowski of Scottsbluff. Hannah fired rounds of 78-73-74-225. Julie Hall of Norfolk won the First flight and Diane Oppliger won the Second Flight. Full Results

 

 

 

 

2015

The 2015 NWAGA State Amateur Championship wrapped up Wednesday at North Bend Golf Course. Winning back-to-back titles was Danielle Lemek of Donipahn, who carded a 71 in the final round of competition at a 3 under total for the three-days with a 207 (68-68-71). Placing second is Husker Sophmore, Audrey Judd, carding a two-under today at 68 with a three-day total of 216 (80-68-68). Bested by her teammate in todays competition, was Sarah Pravacek total of 222 (77-72-73). Amy Ahlers, Concordia Junior was one stroke off pace from Pravacek, placing fourth with a 223(80-70-73). Full Results

 

2014

Lincoln, NE - Fourty-two players enjoyed three beautiful days of the 2014 NWAGA State Amateur Championship at Hidden Valley Golf Club in Lincoln. Danielle Lemek of Doniphan captured her first NWAGA State Amateur Title shooting even for the three days at 216 (76-68-72). Five strokes back from the four-time Nebraska Girls Amateur was Morgan Smejkal of Columbus who carded a 221(76-71-74). Finishing in third place and shooting par in her final two rounds was Isabella Baldacci of Norfolk with a 223 (79-72-72). Full Results

2013

Valley, NE - Kayla Knopik of Papilion won the 2013 NWAGA State Amateur Title held at The Pines Country Club Wednesday carding a 225 (73-75-77). This is the former Husker's second State Amateur title, previously winning in 2011. Following seven strokes behind Knopik was UNL golfer Abbie Hunke with a 232 (76-80-76). Rounding out the top three is 2013 Stroke Play Tournament Champion and Bradley University golfer Danielle Lemek with a 233 (77-79-77). Senior Medalist and 11-time champion Susan Marchese finished tied for seventh with a 239. Full Results

2012

Kearney Country Club, Kearney, NE --Battling the western winds at Kearney Country Club, 36 women participated in the 2012 State Amateur. McKayla Anderson of Fremont defeated the high gusts with an impressive week firing off rounds of 76-74-73 for a three-day total of 223. This was Anderson's first NWAGA win. Defending champion, Kayla Knopik of Papillion finished second with a three-day total of 229. Stephanie Kolbas of Lincoln finished in third place with a threeday total of 240. Finishing in fourth place with a total of 243 was Sophie Peters of Fremont. Full Results

 

Year
Champion
Course Played
2017
Haley Thiele
Wild Horse Golf Club
2016
Hannah Thiele
Eldorado Hills Golf Course
2015
Danielle Lemek
North Bend Golf Course
2014
Danielle Lemek
Hidden Valley Golf Course
2013
Kayla Knopik
The Pines Country Club
2012
McKayla Anderson
Kearney Country Club
2011
Kayla Knopik
Beatrice Country Club
2010
Mrs. JC Weaver
Wild Horse Golf Club
2009
Miss JC Stevenson
Country Club of Lincoln
2008
Miss Megan Bartlett
Indianhead Golf Course
2007
Mrs. Stephanie Kolbas
Shadow Ridge Country Club
2006
Miss JC Stevenson
Norfolk Country Club
2005
Mrs. Stephanie Kolbas
Arbor Links Golf Course
2004
Miss Susan Marchese
Wayne Country Club
2003
Miss Susan Marchese
Happy Hollow Club
2002
Miss Sarah Sasse
Oak Hills Country Club
2001
Miss Sara Sasse
Firethron Golf Club
2000
Miss Sarah Sasse
Beatrice Country Club
1999
Miss Sarah Sasse
Kearney Country Club
1998
Miss Elizabeth Bahensky
Happy Hollow Club
1997
Miss Sara Sasse
Highland Country Club
1996
Mrs. Heidi Stark
Omaha Country Club
1995
Miss Susan Marchese
Hillcrest Country Club
1994
Miss Susan Marchese
Platteview Country Club
1993
Mrs. Sue Churchich
The Pines Country Club
1992
Miss Susan Marchses
Field Club of Omaha
1991
Mrs. Judy Dykes
Norfolk Country Club
1990
Miss Susan Marchese
Fremont Country Club
1989
Miss Frances Kopecky
Columbus Elks Club
1988
Miss Frances Kopecky
Heritage Hills Golf Course
1987
Miss Laura Gunia
Beatrice Country Club
1986
Miss Susan Marchese
Norfolw Country Club
1985
Miss Susan Marchese
North Platte Country Club
1984
Miss Susan Marchese
Happy Hollow Country Club
1983
Miss Susan Marchese
Highland Country Club
1982
Miss Susan Marchese
Omaha Country Club
1981
Miss Cathy Curry
Hillcrest Country Club
1980
Miss Cathy Curry
Platteview Country Club
1979
Miss Nanette Circo
Oak Hills Country Club
1978
Miss Nanette Circo
Country Club of Lincoln
1977
Miss Cathy Curry
Columbus Elks Club
1976
Miss Val Skinner
Lochland Country Club
1975
Mrs. Schwarzkopf
Riverside Golf Club

 

Pairings

 

Pairings will be posted here following the deadline.

Scoring

 

Scoring will be available here during the championship

 

Format

 

The Nebraska Women's Amateur Championship is a three-day, individual, gross stroke play championship.

The tournament will consist of 54 holes of stoke play with the Championship Division playing a longer course than Non-Championship Divisions – approximately 6,000 yards. A tie for first place will be played off until a winner is determined. 

The Championship Division will be comprised of participants with a Handicap Index of 9.4 or less and those that declare Championship. All other entrants are in the Non-Championship Division.

After 36 holes, participants in both Divisions (Championship and Non-Championship) will be flighted. 

Day 1 - First round, 18-holes. Players will be paired by USGA Handicap Index with tee times beginning at 8 a.m.

Day 2 - Second Round. 18-holes. Players will be paired by first round score for the second day of competition with tee times beginning at 8 a.m.

The Medalist will be the participant with the lowest 36-hole round in the Championship Division. The Senior Medalist will be the participant, age 49 or older as of the first day of the tournament, with the lowest 36-hole score in the Championship Division. If no senior plays in the Championship Division, there will be no Senior Medalist. Flights in both Divisions will be composed after the second round of competition. If necessary, one or more participants at the bottom of one flight may be paired with participants in the next flight.

Day 3 - Third round, 18-holes with tee times beginning at 8 a.m.. Players will be paired by two-day total. With the exception to the overall Champion, in the event of ties within flights, the prize monies will be combined and divided pro-rata.