Fremont Welcomes Back Women's Mid-Amateur Championship
Championship Begins Saturday at Fremont Golf Club
FREMONT (September 23, 2022) - A field of 19 players will compete in the 2nd Nebraska Women's Mid-Amateur Championship this weekend at Fremont Golf Club.
The championship is for women 25-and-older, and will feature 36 holes of stroke play. In addition to the championship competition, the field will be flighted based on first round scores, and players will have an opportunity to win prizes within their flight.
This will mark the second time a player will receive the Laura Saf Trophy, named in honor of the first woman to serve on the NGA Board of Directors. Saf was a longtime board member and was a mentor for women's golf in Nebraska. She passed away in 2020 due to COVID-19 complications.
The inaugural champion, Carrie Bostar, won her first NGA title last year by three strokes, and was the only player to card a round under par. She finished T6 at the Nebraska Women's Amateur Championship earlier in the season. Bostar also advanced to the Quarterfinals at the Nebraska Women's Match Play, before being eliminated by Husker golfer Megan Whittaker, who would go on to take the crown.
Bostar is paired with Jill Pilkington of Lincoln and Anne Robertson of Columbus. Pilkington finished seventh last year, while Robertson finished third.
Two-time Nebraska Women's Amateur Champion Kayla Barnes of Bellevue is also in the field. She finished fourth last year, and is paired with Ande Johnson of Omaha and Deana Morehouse of Papillion.
The 36-hole stroke play championship begins at 1 p.m. with starting times off No. 1 on Saturday for Round One at Fremont Golf Club. The Final Round will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday with starting times off No. 1 again.
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.