Bostar Leads Nebraska Women's Mid-Amateur by Four
First Round Conducted Saturday at Fremont Golf Club
FREMONT (September 18, 2021) - Lincoln's Carrie Bostar separated herself from the field and leads by four strokes after the first round of the Inaugural Nebraska Women's Mid-Amateur Championship at Fremont Golf Club on Saturday.
Bostar, a former college golfer at Embry -Riddle University in Florida, lives in Lincoln now and is competing in her first NGA championship. She posted the low round of the day, a 72 (-3), and leads by four strokes heading into Sunday's final round.
Bostar made two bogeys during her round, but also added five birdies to get into red figures. She made the turn in 36 (-1) and was one of a few players under-par throughout most of the day, but was the only one who finished there. Bostar hit her tee shot on the par-3 17th inside a foot and tapped-in for birdie. Then, on the par-5 18th hole, she converted an up-and-down for another birdie to get to 3-under.
Five-time Nebraska Women's Amateur Champion Sarah Sasse-Kildow of Lincoln is in second after a round of 76 (+1). She got off to a slow start, in her first competitive event since the 2020 Nebraska Women's Amateur, but caught fire on the back nine to get into the final group.
Sasse-Kildow was 5-over through six holes, but rolled in a birdie on the par-5 eighth hole to jump start her round. She made back-to-back birdies to start the back nine and closed with a birdie on No. 18 to move into solo-second at 1-over.
Another NGA champion will join Bostar and Sasse-Kildow in the final group. Bellevue's Kayla Barnes also had a slow start, but righted the ship and came in with a round of 77 (+2). Barnes, a two-time Nebraska Women's Amateur Champion, found herself 5-over through four holes. However, she birdied No. 9 to get her rolling into the back nine, where she made eagle on the par-5 11th hole. She bounced-back from a double-bogey on No. 14 to close with two birdies in her final four holes.
Three other players were able to break 80 on the day, including 18-time NGA champion Susan Marchese of Omaha. Marchese and Anne Robertson of Columbus are tied for fourth with rounds of 78 (+3). Just behind them is Lincoln's Jill Pilkington, who carded a 79 (+4) and will join Marchese and Robertson in the same group as the first round.
The Final Round will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday with starting times off No. 1 again. Bostar, Sasse-Kildow and Barnes are scheduled to tee off at 10:10 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
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.