Barnes Takes Lead at Nebraska Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship

Barnes Takes Lead at Nebraska Women's Mid-Amateur Championship

Round One Conducted Saturday at Fremont Golf Club

FREMONT (September 24, 2022) - Bellevue's Kayla Barnes took the lead after the first round of the 2nd Nebraska Women's Mid-Amateur Championship at Fremont Golf Club on Saturday.

Barnes, a two-time Nebraska Women's Amateur Champion and the 2009 Nebraska Women's Match Play Champion, fired a round of 76 (+5) to take a one-stroke lead into the final round. She finished fourth last year, and is a stroke ahead of the defending champion Carrie Bostar of Lincoln.

It was a couple late birdies that sparked Barnes to the lead. She trailed Papillion's Deana Morehouse early in the back nine, but was just off the par-5 15th green in two, and chipped close for a tap-in birdie. Barnes stumbled on the next hole, making double-bogey. Behind her, Bostar made a similar birdie on No. 15 and the two were tied at 5-over.

A bounce-back birdie followed for Barnes on No. 17, and she took back the lead. Bostar bogeyed No. 16, and Barnes closed with a bogey to finish at 5-over. Bostar made pars on the final two holes to shoot 77 (+6).

Morehouse will join them in the final group on Sunday after a round of 80 (+9). Elkhorn's Jen Teusink is fourth after an 82 (+11), while Lindsay Eggers of Omaha is fifth at 85 (+14).

The Final Round will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday with starting times off No. 1 again. Barnes, Bostar and Morehouse tee-off at 9:50 a.m.

Pairings for the final round are available on the championship website below, along with the scoring page and additional information.

Nebraska Women's Mid-Amateur Championship

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