History

In 1973, the Nebraska State Women's Golf Association renamed their organization NWAGA, the Nebraska Women's Amateur Golf Association. The first executive board meeting as NWAGA was held on September 26, 1973. Several issues were addressed, including the creation of a budget for the up-coming year and the concept of hosting more than one state tournament, such as the addition of a 9-hole state tournament that would be held out-state or the possibility of a partner's tournament. During the meeting, it was reported that the membership stood at 19 member clubs and 84 individuals.

NWAGA Founders:

Mary Walley
Dorothy Schwartzkopf
Christie Schwartzkopf-Schroff
Jean Hyland
Jan Harley
B. Jo Stiner
Barbara Berger

Past Presidents:

Mary Walley (1973-1975)
Dottie Bowman (1976-1977)
Anna Marie Hanich (1978-1979)
Mac Berkheimer (1980-1982)
Jan Fricke (1983)
Carolyn Ryder (1984-1985)
Dorothy Schwartzkopf (1986)
Susie Lorensen (1987-1988)
Lou Feuerstein (1989-1991)
Marcia Morell (1992)
Verleen Rasgorshek (1993-1995)
Theresa Wanek (1996-1998)
Mary Ann James (1999-2001)
Caryl Cline (2002-2003)
Jane Pohlman (2004-2006)
Bobbie Hopp (2007-2009)
Pam Gallagher (2010-2012)
Michele Gill (2013-2015)
Teresa Snoozy (2016 - 2018)
Allyson Durnal (2019 - present)

NWAGA Players of the Year

YEAR AWARD RECIPIENT HOMETOWN
2019 Danica Badura Aurora
2018 Brandi Lemek Doniphan
2017 Kaitlyn Krzyzanowski Scottsbluff
2016 Hannah Thiele Wahoo
2015 Danielle Lemek Doniphan
2014 Danielle Lemek Doniphan
2013 Kayla Knopik (Barnes) Papillion
2012 Kayla Knopik (Barnes) Papillion
2011 Kayla Knopik (Barnes) Papillion
2010 J.C. Stevenson Grand Island
2009 J.C. Stevenson Grand Island
2008 Megan Bartlett Grand Island
2007 J.C. Stevenson Grand Island
2006 Susan Marchese Omaha
2005 Susan Marchese Omaha
2004 Sara Sackett Cambridge
2003 Susan Marchese Omaha
2002 Susan Marchese Omaha
2001 Susan Marchese Omaha
2000 Susan Marchese Omaha
1999 Elizabeth Bahensky Kearney
1999 Susan Marchese Omaha
1998 Theresa Wanek McCook
1997 Theresa Wanek McCook

Nebraska Women's Amateur Champions

Year Champion Hometown Site
2019 Haley Thiele Wahoo York Country Club
2018 Jordan York Scottsbluff Beatrice Country Club
2017 Haley Thiele Wahoo Wild Horse Golf Club, Gothenburg
2016 Hannah Thiele Wahoo Eldorado Hills Golf Club, Norfolk
2015 Danielle Lemek Doniphan North Bend Golf Course
2014 Danielle Lemek Doniphan Hidden Valley Golf Club, Lincoln
2013 Kayla Knopik Papillion The Pines Country Club, Valley
2012 McKayla Anderson Fremont Kearney Country Club
2011 Kayla Knopik Papillion Beatrice Country Club
2010 JC Stevenson Grand Island Wild Horse Golf Club, Gothenburg
2009 JC Stevenson Grand Island The Country Club of Lincoln
2008 Megan Bartlett Grand Island Indianhead Golf Club, Grand Island
2007 Stephanie Kolbas Lincoln Shadow Ridge Country Club, Omaha
2006 JC Stevenson Grand Island Norfolk Country Club
2005 Stephanie Kolbas Lincoln ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2004 Susan Marchese Omaha Wayne Country Club
2003 Susan Marchese Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
2002 Sarah Sasse Lincoln Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
2001 Sarah Sasse Lincoln Firethorn Golf Club, Lincoln
2000 Sarah Sasse Lincoln Beatrice Country Club
1999 Elizabeth Bahensky Lincoln Kearney Country Club
1998 Sarah Sasse Kearney Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1997 Sarah Sasse Lincoln Highland Country Club, Omaha
1996 Heidi Stark Lincoln Omaha Country Club
1995 Susan Marchese Omaha Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1994 Susan Marchese Omaha Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue
1993 Sue Churchich Lincoln The Pines Country Club, Valley
1992 Susan Marchese Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1991 Judy Dykes Columbus Norfolk Country Club
1990 Susan Marchese Omaha Fremont Golf Club
1989 Francee Kopecky Bellevue Elks Country Club, Columbus
1988 Francee Kopecky Bellevue Heritage Hills Golf Course, McCook
1987 Laura Gunia Alliance Beatrice Country Club
1986 Susan Marchese Omaha Norfolk Country Club
1985 Susan Marchese Omaha North Platte Country Club
1984 Susan Marchese Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1983 Susan Marchese Omaha Highland Country Club, Omaha
1982 Susan Marchese Omaha Omaha Country Club
1981 Cathy Curry Columbus Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1980 Cathy Curry Columbus Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue
1979 Nanette Circo Omaha Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
1978 Nanette Circo Omaha The Country Club of Lincoln
1977 Cathy Curry Columbus Elks Country Club, Columbus
1976 Val Skinner North Platte Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1975 Dorothy Schwarzkopf Lincoln Riverside Golf Club, Grand Island

Nebraska Women's Match Play Champions

Year Champion Hometown Site
2019 Kate Strickland Lincoln Fremont Golf Club
2018 Nicolle Barmettler Elkhorn Yankee Hill Country Club, Lincoln
2017 Kaitlyn Krzyzanowski Scottsbluff Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue
2016 Hannah Thiele Wahoo Oakland Golf Club
2015 Danielle Lemek Doniphan Oakland Golf Club
2014 Danielle Lemek Doniphan Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
2013 Morgan Smejkal Columbus Wild Horse Golf Club, Gothenburg
2012 Elizabeth Lydiatt Kearney Awarii Dunes Golf Club, Axtell
2011 Mary Narzisi Omaha Tiburon Golf Club, Omaha
2010 Susan Marchese Omaha Firethorn Golf Club, Lincoln
2009 Kayla Knopik Papillion Kearney Country Club
2008 Megan Bartlett Grand Island Norfolk Country Club
2007 Anna Christenson Lincoln Heritage Hills Golf Course, McCook
2006 Sara Sackett Cambridge The Pines Country Club, Valley
2005 Stephanie Schaefer Columbus Elks Country Club, Columbus
2004 Andrea Dunagan Grand Island Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, Lincoln
2003 Melissa Prasch Kearney Shadow Ridge Country Club, Omaha
2002 Elizabeth Morell McCook Omaha Country Club
2001 Maggie Gabelman Lincoln Ironwood Golf & Country Club, Omaha
2000 Elizabeth Bahensky Kearney Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1999 Elizabeth Bahensky Kearney Four Winds Golf Course, Kimball
1998 Steph Kolbas Lincoln Heritage Hills Golf Course, McCook
1997 Elizabeth Bahensky Kearney Beatrice Country Club
1996 Heidi Stark (Wall) Lincoln Riverside Golf Club, Grand Island
1995 Heidi Wall Lincoln The Country Club of Lincoln
1994 Susan Marchese Omaha Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
1993 Rained out
1992 Sue Churchich Omaha Fremont Golf Club
1991 Ann Guiberson Bellevue Highland Country Club, Omaha
1990 Susan Marchese Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1989 Judy Dykes Columbus Omaha Country Club
1988 Susan Marchese Omaha Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1987 Susan Marchese Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1986 Kari Mangan Omaha Fremont Golf Club
1985 Kerre Dubinsky Lincoln Elks Country Club, Columbus
1984 Cathy Nelson Omaha The Country Club of Lincoln
1983 Susan Marchese Omaha Norfolk Country Club
1982 Susan Marchese Omaha The Country Club of Lincoln
1981 Cathy Nelson Omaha Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
1980 Val Skinner North Platte Beatrice Country Club
1979 Nanette Circo Omaha Highland Country Club, Omaha
1978 Cathy Curry Columbus Fremont Golf Club
1977 Nanette Circo Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1976 Nanette Circo Omaha Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1975 Theresa Wanek Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1974 Jean Hyland Lincoln Omaha Country Club
1973 Christie Travnicek (Schwartzkopf) Wilber Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1972 Bunnie Phillips Norfolk Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
1971 Christie Schwartzkopf Lincoln Norfolk Country Club
1970 Christie Schwartzkopf Lincoln The Country Club of Lincoln
1969 Christie Schwartzkopf Lincoln Riverside Golf Club, Grand Island
1968 Jean Hyland Lincoln Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1967 Nancy Young Omaha Highland Country Club, Omaha
1966 Betty Marchese Omaha Fremont Golf Club
1965 Dorothy Schwartzkopf Lincoln Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1964 Dorothy Schwartzkopf Lincoln Field Club of Omaha
1963 Dorothy Schwartzkopf Lincoln Beatrice Country Club
1962 Jean Hyland Lincoln Omaha Country Club
1961 Jean Hyland Lincoln The Country Club of Lincoln
1960 Nancy Young Omaha Skyview Golf Course, Alliance
1959 Dorothy Schwartzkopf Lincoln Highland Country Club, Omaha
1958 Jann Walker Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1957 Jean Hyland Lincoln Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1956 Jann Walker Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1955 Lucile Mann Lincoln Beatrice Country Club
1954 Phyllis Larson Omaha Omaha Country Club
1953 Lucile Mann Omaha The Country Club of Lincoln
1952 Lucile Mann Omaha Highland Country Club, Omaha
1951 Lucile Mann Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1950 Lucile Mann Omaha Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1949 Edith Goddard Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1948 Phyllis Larson Omaha The Country Club of Lincoln
1947 Phyllis Larson Omaha Omaha Country Club
1946 Phyllis Byrne Omaha Fremont Golf Club
1945 No Tournament
1944 No Tournament
1943 No Tournament
1942 No Tournament
1941 Betty Nolan Omaha Norfolk Country Club
1940 Betty Nolan Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1939 Florence Rietveld Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1938 No Tournament
1937 Phyllis Larson Omaha The Country Club of Lincoln
1936 Adele Sidles Lincoln Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1935 Adele Sidles Lincoln Eastridge Golf Club, Lincoln
1934 Bea Rohman Lincoln Shrine Club, Lincoln
1933 Mary Thalma Bangh Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1932 Bea Rohman Lincoln Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1931 Ida Tobin Lincoln The Country Club of Lincoln
1930 Rosalee Burke Lincoln Omaha Country Club
1929 Gertrude Stewart Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1928 Mary Levings Omaha Eastridge Golf Club, Lincoln
1927 Mary Levings Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1926 Jennie Fowles North Platte Lakewood Country Club
1925 Mary Levings Omaha The Country Club of Lincoln
1924 Jennie Fowles North Platte Omaha Country Club
1923 Jennie Fowles North Platte Field Club of Omaha
1922 Mary Levings Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1921 Emma Arnold Omaha Omaha Country Club
1920 Ella Sprague Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1919 No Tournament
1918 No Tournament
1917 Gertrude Stewart Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1916 Louise Pound Lincoln Field Club of Omaha

NWAGA Senior Champions

Year Champion Hometown Site
2019 Robin Krapfl Lincoln Oakland Golf Club
2018 Susan Marchese Omaha Fremont Golf Club
2017 Susan Marchese Omaha Fremont Golf Club
2016 Susan Marchese Omaha Wayne Country Club
2015 Susan Marchese Omaha Happy Hollow Club
2014 Susan Marchese Omaha Kearney Country Club
2013 Jane Pohlman Omaha Oakland Golf Club
2012 Susan Marchese Omaha North Bend Golf Course
2011 Susan Marchese Omaha Riverside Golf Club, Grand Island
2010 Susan Marchese Omaha Elks Country Club, Columbus
2009 Jane Pohlman Omaha York Country Club
2008 Jane Pohlman Omaha Oak Hills Country Club
2007 Jane Pohlman Omaha Kearney Country Club
2006 Jane Pohlman Omaha Pacific Springs Golf Course, Omaha
2005 Pat Snyder Ogallala Ironwood Golf & CC, Omaha
2004 Dee Mayben Columbus Yankee Hill Country Club, Lincoln
2003 Peggy Williams Omaha Lochland Country Club, Hastings
2002 Debbie Wilbeck Omaha Fremont Golf Club
2001 Debbie Wilbeck Omaha Riverside Golf Club, Grand Island
2000 Nona Mullen McCook Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1999 Jean Hyland Lincoln The Country Club of Lincoln
1998 Alice Torpin O'Neill Norfolk Country Club
1997 Debbie Sandstedt Omaha Elks Country Club, Columbus
1996 Alice Torpin/Debbie Sandstedt O'Neill/Omaha Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1995 Jean Hyland Lincoln Firethorn Golf Club, Lincoln
1994 Alice Torpin O'Neill Riverside Golf Club, Grand Island
1993 Alice Torpin O'Neill Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1992 Alice Torpin O'Neill Kearney Country Club
1991 Nona Mullen McCook The Country Club of Lincoln
1990 Alice Torpin O'Neill Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1989 Kay Offerdahl - Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1988 Alice Torpin O'Neill Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1987 Sam Schwartzkopf Lincoln Riverside Golf Club, Grand Island
1986 Dottie Bowman Kearney Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1985 Alice Torpin O'Neill Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1984 Alice Torpin O'Neill Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1983 Alice Torpin O'Neill Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1982 Jean Hyland Lincoln Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1981 Jean Hyland Lincoln Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1980 Jean Hyland Lincoln Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1979 Wilma Gilliland Kimball Lochland Country Club, Hastings