Hagel and Hamilton Take Lead at Nebraska Four-Ball

Hagel and Hamilton Take Lead at Nebraska Four-Ball

Round One Conducted Saturday at Tatanka Golf Club

OMAHA (May 4, 2024) - Will Hagel of Omaha and Justin Hamilton of La Vista caught fire and posted a 62 (-10) to take the lead after the first round of the 23rd Nebraska Four-Ball Championship on Saturday at Tatanka Golf Club in Niobrara.

Hagel and Hamilton fell one stroke shy of the championship record of 61 (-11), but lead by two strokes heading into the Final Round. Both players have rounds of 62 (-10) previously at the Nebraska Four-Ball, but with different partners. Most recently, Hagel and Bradley Huyck of Omaha shot the score in the Final Round last year.

The leading duo started hot, with Hagel making four birdies in the first six holes. Hamilton added a birdie on No. 9, and they made the turn in 31 (-5). Back-t0-back birdies to start the back nine, made it three straight. They did not slow down from there either, adding three more birdies to get to double-digits at 10-under.

Dylan McCabe of Elkhorn and Matthew Quandt of Omaha were the low team of the afternoon wave, firing a 64 (-8) to get into solo second place. They made five-straight birdies at one point, and birdied eight of nine holes during that stretch. McCabe and Quandt are two strokes back and will play in the final pairing with Hagel and Hamilton.

The defending champions, Austin Miller of Elkhorn and Johnny Spellerberg of Bennington, are three strokes back after a 65 (-7). That included five birdies on the back nine. Shaun Campbell of Omaha and Ryan Turek of Bennington posted a 66 (-6) and are in fourth. Preston Carbaugh of Cambridge and Andrew Egan of Fremont round out the top five at 67 (-5).

The Final Round begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, with the leaders set to tee off at 2:30 p.m. Pairings are available on the championship website below, along with the scoring page and additional information.

Nebraska Four-Ball Championship

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