Bobbie Hopp Challenge

NWAGA Bobbie Hopp Challenge

June 6-7, 2022
Kearney Country Club

15th Bobbie Hopp Challenge Concludes from Kearney CC

The Bobbie Hopp Challenge fielded 32 teams competing across six flights. During match four on day two, Nancy Pflug of Omaha made a hole-in-one on the par-3 No. 16 at Kearney Country Club. Each flight came down to the wire in match five and the following teams won their respective flights.

Azalea - Debbie Wilbeck & Nancy Pflug, Omaha (19.5pts)

Magnolia - Sherri Rounsborg & Connie Wiebusch, Lincoln (29.5pts)

Tea Olive - Sherri Monson & Barb Grandfield, Omaha (26pts)

Golden Bell - Ann Sautter & Shelly Liddick, Bellevue (19.5pts)

Camellia - Eunice Palu, Crofton & Deb Woods, Omaha (21pts)

Juniper - LoriaLei Thunker, Cairo & Brook Sautter, Grand Island (22pts)

Click on the scoring tab above for complete results.

Enter This Tournament Online

Entry Deadline: 5:00 pm CDT on May 30, 2022

Entrant must be a member of NWAGA or a female member of Nebraska Junior Golf. Entrant must also be a resident of Nebraska (see below) with an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index® issued by a “member club” of the Nebraska Golf Association. All players must conform to the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by the United States Golf Association and The R&A.

An individual is considered a resident of Nebraska if they: a) maintain either a primary or a secondary residence in Nebraska, or b) are an active duty member of the United States Military stationed in Nebraska, or c) are a student physically attending college in Nebraska within a time period four-months prior to the event, or d) are a graduate of a Nebraska high school attending an out-of-state college. If these criteria are in question, the NWAGA Tournament Committee shall render any final decision.

Limited to 36 sides (72 players).

All sides must file an online entry application. Entry fee of $240 must be paid by every side. Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if NWAGA is notified (402-505-4653, ext. 103 or via e-mail at before the close of entries. After the close of entries, fee will be refunded in the event of medical condition, if requested before the first day of competition. No refund for any reason after that day. A $30 service charge will be deducted from all refunds. Entry includes 45-holes of competition; cart; use of the practice facility; prizes and boxed lunch both Monday and Tuesday.

Entries open at 8 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Entries must be received by NWAGA no later than 5:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, May 30, 2022. If the competition receives more than the maximum number of entries by 12:00 p.m. CDT on May 3, a drawing will be used to determine the field and wait list order. If the tournament does not receive more than the maximum number of entries by 12:00 p.m. CDT on May 3, the field will be determined by order of entry. Entries may be accepted after the deadline, if field is not full, at the discretion of NWAGA. Partner substitutions may be made prior to competition.

The maximum individual 9-Hole Handicap Index permitted is 20.2. Golfers whose 9-hole Handicap Index exceeds 20.2 will be reduced to the 20.2 maximum.


Net Four-Ball Match Play with sides playing five 9-hole matches (called races) within a flight. Each flight is comprised of six two-person sides. Sides earn a point in each match for winning a hole and a half point for tying a hole. There are nine available points in each match however the maximum number of points a team can win in any match is 6, the minimum is 0. The side that accumulates the most points following the five matches wins their respective flight.

Determined by a side’s combined Handicap Index on May 30. If there are two or more sides with the same combined handicap the order is determined by the side with the lowest individual Handicap Index. If the tournament is not full, the number of sides in each flight will be evenly distributed.

Based on May 30 Handicap Revision. An individual’s Playing Handicap is 90% of their 9-Hole Course Handicap. Maximum Individual 9-Hole Handicap Index is 20.2. The 9-hole Playing Handicap of all four players in a match will be reduced by the 9-hole Playing Handicap of the player with the lowest Playing Handicap, who then plays from scratch. Example: Players A, B, C and D have a 9-hole Playing Handicaps of 5, 10, 12 and 15, respectively. Player A plays at scratch, B receives 5 strokes, C receives 7 strokes and D receives 10 strokes.

Following the tournament deadline, flights will be determined and schedule of matches will be published including starting hole and for each 9-hole match. Flights will alternate nines each match play session.

Caddies are prohibited.

Players must be neat in appearance with respect to clothing and personal grooming. Traditional spikes are prohibited. Model Local Rule G-7.

If there are ties for 1st or 2nd place in a flight, the ties will be broken as follows:

  1. Result of head to head match.
  2. Highest point total on day 1 (race 1, 2, and 3 combined)
  3. Highest point total on day 2 (race 4 and 5 combined)
  4. Most points in race 1
  5. Most points in race 2
  6. Most points in race 3
  7. Most points in race 4
  8. Most points in race 5
  9. If still tied, the winner will be decided by lot

NWAGA will post these scores for handicap purposes.

At a time convenient to Kearney Country Club, please call (308) 234-3151 to arrange your practice round. Please note: practice rounds on Sunday, June 5, will begin at 2:00pm. The rate is $25.00 and includes a cart.

Monday, June 6 (2nd and 3rd Match Starting Times are Approximate)
8:00 A.M. - Registration & Practice Areas Open
9:00 A.M. - First Challenge Match Shotgun Start
Approx. 11:45 A.M. - Second Challenge Match Shotgun Start
Approx. 2:15 P.M. - Third Challenge Match Shotgun Start

Tuesday, June 7 (5th Match Starting Time is Approximate)
8:00 A.M. - Practice Areas Open
9:00 A.M. - Fourth Challenge Match Shotgun Start
11:30 A.M. - Fifth Challenge Match Shotgun Start

Due to the many lodging options in Kearney, there is no room block reserved.

One player per group is required to enter scores for the group using the Golf Genius TM mobile app. Golf Genius TM app instructions will be included in the player memorandum.

Flight Winners: Bag tag awards; Merchandise: Top two in each flight.

Player Memorandum
Player Memorandum - 2022 NWAGA Bobbie Hopp Challenge

Rules Documents
2022 NWAGA Local Rules and Terms of Competition
2022 NWAGA Pace of Play Policy
Notice to Players - Kearney Country Club

Sam Oehm, NGA Manager of Membership and Women’s Programs; (402) 505-4653, x103

Kearney Country Club

2800 19th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68845
Golf Shop Phone - (308) 234-3151
Website -

Club Manager - Jami Swift
Golf Professional - Bryan Marshall, PGA
Superintendent - Clay McKinley

Red Tees (5,022 Par 71)
Front Nine - 34.4/112
Back Nine - 35.9/120

Course Yardage

1 4 313
2 3 103
3 4 291
4 5 432
5 4 276
6 4 298
7 4 327
8 4 265
9 3 120
Out 35 2,425
10 3 119
11 4 260
12 5 354
13 4 281
14 5 456
15 4 303
16 3 121
17 5 385
18 4 318
In 37 2,597
Total 72 5,022
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