Match Play Championship

 

Elkhorn's Nicolle Barmettler defeated Beemer's Lacie Fox, 8 and 7, in the Final of the 2018 Nebraska Women's Match Play Championship at Yankee Hill Country Club in Lincoln. Barmettler, the No. 1 seed, made 12 birdies in 26 holes on Tuesday, but had one true birdie and a steady barrage of pars in the Final to win her first title. In the Non-Championship Division, winners of five flights were also were also decided. Fremont’s Maggie Peters (First Flight), Lincoln’s Jan Crouch (Second Flight), Lexington’s Brooke Speer (Third Flight), Bellevue’s Shelly Miratsky (Fourth Flight) and Norfolk's Phyllis Hall (Fifth Flight) were all winners. Watch the video recap below and visit the tabs above for more info.

 

 

 

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Online Application

Eligibility: Entrant must be an Amateur Golfer with an active USGA Handicap Index® issued by a “member club” of the Nebraska Golf Association. Entrant must also be a member of NWAGA and a “resident” of Nebraska (See NWAGA Residency Criteria below).

NWAGA Residency Criteria:  An individual is considered to be a resident of Nebraska if they:

  1. Maintain either a primary or a secondary residence in Nebraska, or
  2. Are an active duty member of the United States Military stationed in Nebraska, or
  3. Are a student physically attending college in Nebraska within a time period four-months prior to the event, or
  4. Are a graduate of a Nebraska high school attending an out-of-state college.

If the above criteria are in question, the NWAGA Tournament Committee shall render any final decision.

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 $105 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 July 22. No refund for any reason after July 22. A $25 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.

Entry includes the 18-hole qualifying round and any subsequent matches; use of the practice facility; prizes; a luncheon for all participants following Monday’s qualifying round and an awards luncheon Wednesday for all flight finalists.

Entry Period: NWAGA only accepts on-line applications. Entries open at 8 a.m. C.D.T. on Friday, June 1, 2018. Entries must be received by NWAGA no later than 5 p.m. C.D.T. on Friday, July 13, 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 (Gross and Net): The Gross Division is comprised of those golfers with an up-to-date Handicap Index® of 6.0 or less and those that declare Gross Division. The Net Division is comprised of those golfers with an up-to-date Handicap Index® exceeding 6.0.

Practice Rounds: Available at a time convenient to Yankee Hill Country Club (402 421-1700). Fee is $25; additional $15 for cart. Practice rounds prohibited on Saturdays and before 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Online Entries Only

Starting Times: See Pairings Tab

Contact: NWAGA office:(402) 505-4653

Memo

 

The Player Memo is available below 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, Match Play Guidelines for Players and NWAGA's 2018 Local Rules and Conditions of Competition.

Player Memorandum - 2018 Nebraska Women's Match Play Championship

Notice to Players - Yankee Hill Country Club (Draft)

Pace of Play Policy - Stroke Play Qualifying - Yankee Hill Country Club

Pace of Play Policy - Match Play - Yankee Hill Country Club

Match Play Guidelines for Players

NWAGA 2018 Local Rules and Conditions of Competitions

HistoryThe Match Play Championship dates back to 1916 where Miss Louise Pound was the inaugural champion. Since then we have had several repeat winners, including Nebraska Sports Hall of Fame members Lucille Mann, Jean Hyland and Dororthy Schwartzkopf. Prior to 1973 it was the sole women's championship tournament in Nebraska. Below you will find a complete list of the former Match Play Champions excluding the year 1918 due to World War I and the years 1942-1945 due to World War II.

 

2017

Bellevue, NE - Scottsbluff's Kaitlyn Krzyzanowski defeated Papillion's Kayla Barnes, 3 and 1, in the Championship FInal of the 2017 NWAGA Match Play Championship at Platteview Golf Club in Bellevue. In the Non-Championshp Division, Bellevue's Jean Gamerl defeated North Platte's Barb Baldridge in the First Flight Final, 3 and 1, while will Bellevue's Shelly Miratsky won over Giltner's Peggy Hinrichs, 5 and 4 to win the Second Flight Final. Visit the Scoring tab for the final brackets. Championship Bracket Non-Championship Brackets

 

2016

 

Oakland, NE.The Championship flight final match between 8-time State Match Play Champion Susan Marchese of Omaha and high school Senior Hannah Thiele went 18 holes with Hannah claiming the championship, 1 up. Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

Omaha, NE - The top seed, Danielle Lemek of Donipan, faced off against number three seed, Amy Ahlers of Albion, for the 2015 Match Play Championship at Oakland Golf Club. Lemek started off strong and was 1 up after hole one. She never looked back. Ahlers had a small comeback after being six down after hole 10 and birdied 11, but it wasn't enough as the match went dormie on 14. Both Lemek and Ahlers had four foot birdie putts on 14, Lemek was furthest out and putted first. She sunk her putt and Lemek named champion winning 5 & 4. In the first flight, Felicia Hutnick defeated Julie Hall 3 & 2. In the Second Flight Bev McKillip defeated Shelly Bartling 3 & 1. In the Third Flight Connie Boeka defeated Nita Totten 3 & 2.. Championship Bracket First Flight Bracket Second Flight Bracket Third Flight Bracket

2014

Omaha, NE - Danielle Lemek of Doniphan, squared off against Julie Seevers of Omaha in the 2014 Match Play Championship at Oak Hills Country Club. In the close match, Lemek was 1 up at the turn. Seevers won 11 and 12, to go up for the first time in the match. The match was all square again on 13, then Seevers won 14 to only return the match to square on 15 and 16. On 17, Lemek chipped in for birdie, her only birdie of the day, to make the match dormie in her favor. Both compeitors had par on 18, and Lemek earned her first Women's Match Play Championship, 1 up. Julie Hall of Norfolk won the First Flight, and Kathy Garrelts of Kearney won the Second Flight Match. Championship Bracket First Flight Bracket Second Flight Bracket

2013

Gothenburg, NE - Former Husker teammates Morgan Smejkal and Kayla Knopik faced each other at Wild Horse Golf Club for the 2013 Match Play Championship. The match was close through the entire front nine and at the turn was all square. On 15, at 3 down, Smejkal was forced to battle back or face defeat. With Knopik in a bunker on 15, she saw her chance. Winning the next three holes the match was all square on 17. On 18, Smejkal and Knopik sank seven foot putts. After 19 holes Smejkal captured her first NWAGA Championship.Full Results

2012

Awarri Dunes Golf Club, Kearney, NE-- Seventeen competitors took to a new NWAGA course Awarii Dunes for the 2012 Match Play Championship. Wednesday morning Elizabeth Lydiatt and McKayla Anderson faced off for the final round. The match was dormie after 14, but Anderson refused to give in winning 15 with par and 16 and 17 with birdies. On 18, Lydiatt was on in 3 with Anderson just short of the green. Both made par with Lydiatt winning 1 up. This is Elizabeth (Bahensky) Lydiatt's fourth Match Play title, the first since 2000.Full Results

 

 

NWAGA Match Play Championship
Year
Champion
Championship Location
2018
Nicolle Barmettler
Yankee Hill Country Club
2017
Kaitlyn Krzyzanowski
Platteview Golf Club
2016
Hannah Thiele
Oakland Golf Club
2015
Danielle Lemek
Oakland Golf Club
2014
Danielle Lemek
Oak Hills Country Club
2013
Morgan Smejkal
Wild Horse Golf Club
2012
Elizabeth Lydiatt
Awarii Dunes
2011
Mary Narzisi
Tiburon Golf Course
2010
Susan Marchese
Firethorn Golf Club
2009
Kayla Knopik
Kearney Country Club
2008
Steph Kolbas
Norfolk Country Club
2007
Anna Christenson
Heritage Hills Golf Course
2006
Sara Sackett
The Pines Country Club
2005
Stephanie Schaefer
Elks Country Club-Columbus
2004
Andrea Dunagan
Wilderness Ridge Golf Course
2003
Susan Marchese
Shadow Ridge Country Club
2002
Elizabeth Morell
Omaha Country Club
2001
Maggie Gabelman
Ironwood Country Club
2000
Elizabeth Bahensky
Lochland Country Club
1999
Elizabeth Bahensky
Kimball Country Club
1998
Steph Kolbas
Heritage Hills Golf Course
1997
Elizabeth Bahensky
Beatrice Country Club
1996
Heidi Wall Stark
Riverside Golf Club
1995
Heidi Wall
Country Club of Lincoln
1994
Susan Marchese
Oak Hills Country Club
1992
Sue Churchich
Fremont Golf Course
1991
Ann Guiberson
Highland Country Club
1990
Susan Marchese
Happy Hollow Country Club
1989
Judy Dykes
Omaha Country Club
1988
Susan Marchese
Hillcrest Country Club
1987
Susan Marchese
Field Club of Omaha
1986
Kari Mangan
Fremont Golf Course
1985
Kerre Dubinsky
Elks Country Club-Columbus
1984
Cathy Nelson
Riverside Golf Club
1983
Susan Marchese
Norfolk Country Club
1982
Susan Marchese
Country Club of Lincoln
1981
Cathy Nelson
Oak Hills Country Club
1980
Val Skinner
Beatrice Country Club
1979
Nanette Circo
Highland Country Club
1978
Cathy Curry
Fremont Country Club
1977
Nanette Circo
Happy Hollow Country Club
1976
Nanette Circo
Hillcrest Country Club
1975
Theresa Wanek
Field Club of Omaha
1974
Mrs. Paul Hyland
Omaha Country Club
1973
Miss Christie Schwartzkopf
1972
Miss Christie Schwartzkopf
1971
Miss Christie Schwartzkopf
1970
Miss Christie Schwartzkopf
1969
Miss Christie Schwartzkopf
1968
Mrs Paul Hyland
1967
Miss Nancy Young
1966
Mrs. Sam Marchese
1965
Mrs. Sam Schwartzkopf
 
1964
Mrs. Sam Schwartzkopf
 
1963
Mrs. Sam Schwartzkopf
 
1962
Mrs. Paul Hyland
 
1961
Mrs. Paul Hyland
 
1960
Miss Nancy Young
 
1959
Mrs. Sam Schwartzkopf
 
1958
Mrs. Jann Walker
 
1957
Mrs. Paul Hyland
 
1956
Mrs. Jann Walker
 
1955
Mrs. Russell Mann
 
1954
Mrs. W.O. Larsen
 
1953
Mrs. Russell Mann
 
1952
Mrs. Russell Mann
 
1951
Mrs. Russell Mann
 
1950
Mrs. Russell Mann
 
1949
Mrs. E.L. Goddard
 
1948
Mrs. W.O.Larsen
 
1947
Mrs. W.O. Larsen
 
1946
Mrs. J.J. Byrne
 
1941
Mrs. Betty Nolan
 
1940
Mrs. Betty Nolan
 
1939
Mrs. H.L. Rietveld
 
1937
Mrs. W.O Larsen
 
1936
Mrs. Fred Sidles
 
1935
Mrs. Fred Sidles
 
1934
Mrs. Carl Rehman
 
1933
Mrs. C.R. Baugh
 
1932
Mrs. Carl Rehman
 
1931
Mrs. L.B. Tobin
 
1930
Mrs. Melvin Burke
 
1929
Mrs. J.T. Stewart II
 
1928
Mrs. Mark Levings
 
1927
Mrs. Mark Levings
 
1926
Mrs. Russell Fowles
 
1925
Mrs. Mark Levings
 
1924
Mrs. Russell Fowles
 
1923
Mrs. Russell Fowles
 
1922
Mrs. Mark Levings
 
1921
Mrs. H.L. Arnold
 
1920
Mrs. E.H. Sprague
 
1917
Mrs. J.T. Stewart
 
1916
Miss Louise Pound
 

 

Pairings

 

Visit the link below for current pairings.

2018 Nebraska Women's Match Play Championship Pairings

Scoring

 

Visit the link below for the Scoring page.

2018 Nebraska Women's Match Play Championship Scoring

Format

 

Gross Division - Comprised of those golfers with an up-to-date Handicap Index® of 6.0 or less and those that declare Gross Division.

Competition will be in two stages.
A) Stroke Play - 18 holes stroke play to determine flights and seeds for match play. The low 16 scores will comprise the Championship bracket. Remaining players will be placed into brackets of eight. A tie for the last qualifier's place in the championship bracket will be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole play-off.
MONDAY, JULY 23, 18-holes - 8:30 a.m. Shotgun

B) Match Play - General numerical draw will be used. For purposes of determining places in the draw, ties in qualifying rounds will be decided by a blind draw, except that places of those participating in a play-off will be determined by the order on the public scoreboard summary and by performance in the play-off.
MONDAY, JULY 23, First Round (Championship Only), 18-holes - Starting Times beginning at 2:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, JULY 24, Quarterfinal Round (All Flights), 18-holes - Starting Times beginning at 8 a.m.
TUESDAY, JULY 24, Semifinal Round (All Flights), 18-holes - Starting Times beginning at 2 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, Finals (All Flights), 18-holes - Starting Times beginning at 8 a.m.

Net Division - Comprised of those golfers with an up-to-date Handicap Index® exceeding 6.0.

Competition will be in two stages.
A) Stroke Play - 18 holes stroke play to determine flights and seeds for match play (based on net scores). Each competitor receives their full Course Handicap.
MONDAY, JULY 23, 18-holes - 8:30 a.m. Shotgun
B) Match Play - General numerical draw will be used. For purposes of determining places in the draw, any ties in qualifying rounds will be decided by a blind draw. In each net division match, the higher handicapped player will receive the full difference in Course Handicap between the two players; the lower-handicapped player plays from scratch.
TUESDAY, JULY 24, Quarterfinal Round (All Flights), 18-holes - Starting Times beginning at 8 a.m.
TUESDAY, JULY 24, Semifinal Round (All Flights), 18-holes - Starting Times beginning at 2 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, Finals (All Flights), 18-holes - Starting Times beginning at 8 a.m.