2020 NGA Junior All-Star Team Announced

2020 NGA Junior All-Star Team Announced

OMAHA (November 9, 2020) - Ten juniors have been selected to the Nebraska Golf Association’s 2020 Junior All-Star Team, including team captains Danica Badura of Aurora and Luke Gutschewski of Elkhorn.

Members were selected based upon their performance in state and/or national tournaments and select team events this past season. In addition, other criteria considered include a player’s integrity and conduct both on and off the golf course.

Members of the 2020 team include:

Christopher Atkinson, Omaha Danica Badura, Aurora*
Luke Gutschewski, Elkhorn* Emily Karmazin, Omaha
Josh Kramer, Omaha Nicole Kolbas, Lincoln
Reed Malleck, York Katie Ruge, Omaha
Charlie Zielinski, Omaha Sydney Taake, Papillion

* Team captains

Gutschewski and Malleck are All-Stars for a second-straight year. Gutschewski, an Iowa State commit, won the Nebraska Junior Amateur, while Malleck, now a Husker, won the Nebraska Junior Match Play. Atkinson, Kramer and Zielinski are first time All-Stars. On the girls’ side, Badura is the only returning member from last year’s All-Star Team. Badura, who now plays for the University of South Dakota, won the Nebraska Girls’ Amateur, Nebraska Girls’ Match Play and Nebraska Women’s Amateur this summer. It’s a second selection for both Badura and Kolbas, who made the team in 2018. Karmazin, Ruge, who won the Nebraska Women’s Match Play in July, and Taake are all first time selections.

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About the NGA
The Nebraska Golf Association, founded in 1966, is comprised of all members of public and private clubs and/or municipal or regional golf associations which utilize an approved handicap service recognized by the USGA and provided by the NGA. Our mission is to uphold and promote the game of golf and its values to all golfers in Nebraska. Among the duties of the Association include governance of member clubs and service as their handicapping and course rating authority, conduct of state golf championships, local USGA qualifying & other notable competitions, promotion of junior golf, presentation of worthwhile educational programs and support of allied golf organizations in Nebraska. The Nebraska Golf Association is an Allied Golf Association of the USGA and carries out core services including Handicap Administration and Oversight, Course Rating, Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status, Tournaments and USGA Championship Qualifiers and USGA Initiatives and Community Programs.

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