State Amateur Championship

 

Wahoo's Haley Thiele cruised to win the 2017 NWAGA State Amateur Championship at Wild Horse Golf Club in Gothenburg on Tuesday. Thiele shot a second consecutive 70 (-2), the only rounds under-par for the championship, and won by seven strokes over Elkhorn's Nicolle Barmettler. 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. Link to the Scoring tab above for final results.

 

 

Format: $155 includes 54 holes of stroke play, flight prizes, carts, Sunday evening dinner and Tuesday awards luncheon at course following play

All entries are online

Online Entry

Tournament Field: Tournament is limited to first 60 entries. All flights will be determined by Tournament Guidelines.

Registration: June 11, 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CDT

Starting Times: Sunday - Tee Times starting at 12 p.m.; Monday - Tee Times starting at 8 a.m.; Tuesday - Shotgun Start at 8:30 a.m.

Entry Period: May 8 to June 2.

Practice Rounds: Please call (308)-537-7700 to arrange practice round for a fee of $45 (includes cart).

Lodging: Comfort Suites (Gothenburg) - (308) 537-7378

Contact: NWAGA office: 402-505-4653

Memo

 

The Player Memo is available below and contains any information participants might need prior to the championship. Also below is a draft of the Notice to Players, Pace of Play Policy and NWAGA's 2017 Local Rules and Conditions of Competition. Please review all before arriving on site in Gothenburg.

Player Memorandum - 2017 NWAGA State Amateur

Notice to Players - Wild Horse Golf Club (Draft)

Pace of Play Policy - Wild Horse Golf Club

NWAGA 2017 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. Today, this event has been christened with the title of State 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

 

Link below to access current pairings.

Pairings

Scoring

 

Link below to access the scoring page.

Scoring

 

Format

 

The State Amateur Championship is a three-day, individual, gross stroke play championship.

The tournament will consist of 54 holes of play with the Championship Flight playing a longer course than all other flights – approximately 6,000 yards. A tie for first place will be played off until a winner is determined.

Championship Flight shall be pre-flighted and shall consist of all participants with a Handicap Index of 6.0 or less and any participants who elect to compete in Championship Flight. Players may declare championship flight on the on-line entry.

Qualifying for all flights, other than Championship Flight, will be 36 holes of Stroke Play. Flights will consist of approximately 12 participants, with all ties competing in the same flight.

Day 1 - First round, 18-holes. Players will be paired by handicap index for the first day of competition.

Day 2 - Second Round. 18-holes. Players will be paired by first round score for the second day of competition. The Medalist will be the participant with the lowest 36-hole round. 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 flight. If no senior plays in the championship flight, there will be no Senior Medalist. Flights 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. 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.