Brueggemann, Wyatt Earn Medalist Honors at Nebraska Senior Match Play
Stroke Play Qualifying Conducted Monday at Beatrice Country Club
BEATRICE (September 13, 2021) - Lincoln's Jayson Brueggemann and Ed Wyatt posted the low rounds of the day at Beatrice Country Club on Monday and will be the top 2 seeds at the 11th Nebraska Senior Match Play Championship.
Brueggemann and Wyatt, the 2019 Champion, both shot rounds of 69 (-3), two strokes clear of their closest competitors. They shared medalist honors and Wyatt is the No. 1 seed and Brueggemann the No. 2 seed after a blind draw.
Wyatt made just one bogey during his round, and made a closing birdie on No. 18 to tie Brueggemann, who was in the group ahead of him. Wyatt's highlight of the day came on the short par-4 sixth, where he hit his drive to four feet and rolled in the eagle putt.
Brueggemann turned 50 earlier this year and is competing in this championship for the first time. He also made just one bogey, and added four birdies on his home course.
Wyatt will play the No. 16 seed, Steve Ritzman of Omaha, who grabbed the last spot in a 4-for-2 playoff by birdieing the third playoff hole. Brueggemann will face the No. 15 seed Pat Diederich of Elkhorn, who took the first spot in the playoff with a par on the first hole.
Three other players broke par, including Omaha's Kevin Sullivan, Bennington's Steve Buroker and Omaha's Charlie Burt. All three carded rounds of 71 (-1).
Three other past champions advanced to the bracket. Four-time Champion Mike Krumland of Columbus shot 74 (+2) and is the No. 14 seed. He'll face the No. 3 seed Buroker, who finished runner-up last year. The 2018 Champion Matt Haynes of Bellevue also shot 74 (+2) and is the No. 11 seed. He has a great matchup against four-time Nebraska Senior Amateur Champion John Sajevic of Fremont, the No. 6 seed. Sajevic shot even-par 72.
The defending champion Kirby Smith of Omaha shot 73 (+1) and is the No. 8 seed. He'll take on Cozad's Smokey Cornelius, who shot the same score and is the No. 9 seed.
Full qualifying results, the championship bracket and other flight brackets are available on the championship website below, along with additional information.
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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.