Field Set for 47th Nebraska Women's Amateur at Indian Creek
Championship Begins Monday at The Club at Indian Creek
ELKHORN (July 17, 2021) – A young but experienced field is ready to go for the 47th Nebraska Women’s Amateur Championship this week at The Club at Indian Creek in Elkhorn.
The championship begins Monday with the first round for the 32 players in the Championship Division. The field includes only one past champion but several others who have added their name to a NGA trophy.
Defending champion Danica Badura of Aurora is back to try to retain her crown after an incredible performance last year at The Country Club of Lincoln. The two-time Nebraska Girls’ Golfer of the Year will look to win a fourth title in her last six NGA Championship starts. The South Dakota Coyote is set to play with UNO’s Mandi Granato and Chadron State’s Jordan Grasis at 8:40 a.m. on Monday.
Omaha's Katie Ruge headlines another marquee first round group. The 2020 Women’s Match Play Champion will go to battle with Wahoo's Lindsey Thiele and recent Nebraska Girls’ Match Play runner-up Sydney Taake of Papillion. That group is set to tee-off at 9 a.m.
Similar star power will tee off 10 minutes later, with two-time Nebraska Girls’ Match Play Champion Lauren Thiele of Wahoo and 2019 Nebraska Girls’ Amateur Champion Katilyn Hanna of Omaha playing with a consistent contender in Emily Kryzyzanowski of Scottsbluff.
Chadron native and 2017 Nebraska Girls’ Amateur Champion Ricki Hickstein will tee-off at 8:50 a.m. with Emma Mullendore of Bellevue at 8:20 a.m.
The Red Feather and Black Bird nines will be used for the championship at The Club at Indian Creek. The routing is a par-72 layout, measuring 5,977 yards for the championship. The championship features 54-holes of stroke play, with the Tournament Division playing 36 holes over the final two days. There are 28 players in that division.
Play begins at 8 a.m. for Monday’s first round, which features just the Championship Division. The Tournament Division starts play on Tuesday at 8 a.m. Pairings for the first round are available on the championship website below, along with the scoring page and additional information.
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.