June 30- July 1, 2022
Team Nebraska Wins 54th Girls' Four-State Championship
Nebraska Wins Third Four-State Championship in Four Years
MARSHALLTOWN (July 1, 2022) – Team Nebraska continues their dominance in the Girls' Four-State Championship with their third win in four years.
In the first Singles match, Emily Karmazin fell to an early deficit down 3 through 3 holes. Karmazin entered the back nine down 2 and fought back to win 5 of the next 7 holes. She arrived at No. 18 tee with a 1 up lead and both players made par for Karmazin's huge comeback win and Team Nebraska their first point in singles matches.
Team Nebraska's second point of the day came from Katie Ruge in which the soon-to-be Kansas Jayhawk never trailed and closed her match out on No. 17 with a 2&1 victory. Averi Mickelson of Team Kansas tied the match for the first time on No. 15 and Ruge bounced back with two pars to inch Team Nebraska toward another Four-State title.
The final two points for Team Nebraska came from Kaitlyn Hanna and Karsen Morrison in which both teammates were headed back to the clubhouse after No. 16 with dominant victories to seal the victory. Hanna's match was tied going to the back nine and the soon-to-be Iowa Hawkeye won 5 of the next 7 holes to earn another point for Team Nebraska with a 4&2 victory. Morrison held a 3 up lead heading into the back nine after firing a 36 (+1) on the front. She never trailed and needed only fifteen holes to close out her match and secure back-to-back titles for Team Nebraska.
This is Team Nebraska's third Girls' Four-State Championship in four years and they will be defending on their home turf in 2023.
Check out Nebraska's team and visit the Four-State website below for scoring and more.
The selection of the annual 6-woman Nebraska Girls’ Four-State Team will be based upon the previous year’s NGA Girls’ Point Standings with the addition of the points for that year’s NSAA Girls’ Golf Championships. Eligible golfers ranked in the top four will qualify for the team. The Nebraska Women’s Amateur Golf Association Board of Directors has granted the NWAGA Junior Committee the right to select the remainder of the team, including replacements for qualifiers by mid-June OR as late as two weeks prior to the Four State Team Competition.
Round One: Alternate Shot Matches
Round Two: Four-Ball Matches
Round Three: Singles Matches
Girl's Four-State Matches
Elmwood Country Club
June 30 - July 1, 2022
Nebraska will host the Four-State event in 2023.
Player Memorandum -
Pace of Play Information
Pace of Play Policy -
NWAGA 2020 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Notice to Players -
Country Club of Missouri
1300 Woodrail Avenue
Columbia, MO 65203
Golf Shop Phone - (573) 449-7201
Website - ccmo.net
Director of Golf - Andrew Tucker
Superintendent - Ryan Sears
General Manager - Robert Rodgers
Past Four-State Champions
2020 - Team Kansas at Country Club of Missouri, Columbia, MO
The Country Club of Missouri played host to the 52nd Girls Four-State Matches in early July. The first round featured alternate shot and four-ball matches and the final round was singles matches. Unfortunately, due to inclement weather, the alternate shot matches were reduced to just 9-hole matches. After earning just 2.5 points throughout 27-holes on day one, Team Nebraska bounced back and gained ground on the leader, Team Kansas, with 4.5 points on day two for singles matches.
2019 - Team Nebraska at ArborLinks, Nebraska City, NE
Team Nebraska began with a hot start and never looked back. The team, led by Coach Steph Kolbas, won 11.5 of a possible 12 points during the two-day competition. During the final round, the ladies from Nebraska did not lose a single match before heading to the Clubhouse to receive their 51st Junior Girls’ Four-State trophies. It’s Nebraska’s first win since 2014, and the first in the new match play format. Missouri will host the event in 2020.
2018 - Team Missouri at Coldwater Golf Links, Ames, IA
Team Nebraska led after the first round, but dropped to a third place finish at the 2018 Girls’ Four-State Championship at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames, Iowa. Aurora’s Danica Badura led the way with rounds of 72 (+1) and 81 (+10) to finish seventh in the individual race at 153 (+11). Elkhorn’s Megan Whittaker was a stroke behind at 154 (+12) in eighth with rounds of 74 (+3) and 80 (+9). Nebraska (+62) finished third, behind the champions from Missouri (+52) and runner-up Kansas (+56), and ahead of Iowa (+66). Lincoln’s Nicole Kolbas finished ninth at 158 (+16), while Chadron’s Rick Hickstein was 15th at 165 (+23) and Omaha’s Kristin Goertz finished 16th at 170 (+28).
2017 - Team Iowa at Wichita Country Club, Wichita, KS
Team Nebraska finished third at the 2017 Girls’ Four-State Team Championship at Wichita Country Club. Elkhorn’s Megan Whittaker led the team with two rounds of 76 to finish in a tie for second at 152. Beatrice’s Kirsten Baete tied for the low round of the championship with her final round 72 to finish in seventh place at 154. Team Iowa won the title with a 618 total, while Nebraska finished at 634, behind Kansas at 628 with Missouri finishing at 657.
Team Nebraska 2020
Team Nebraska 2019
Team Nebraska 2018
Team Nebraska 2017
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