Hanna, Karmazin and Bryson are Medalists and Top Seeds
Stroke Play Qualifying Conducted Monday at Platteview Golf Club
BELLEVUE (June 6, 2022) - Omaha's Kaitlyn Hanna and Julia Karmazin shared medalist honors for the 60th Nebraska Girls' Match Play Championship and Lincoln's Thomas Bryson was medalist for the 33rd Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship after Stroke Play Qualifying on Monday at Platteview Golf Club in Bellevue.
Hanna and Karmazin both shot rounds of 77 (+5) and were the only players to break 80 on the girls' side. Hanna, the 2019 Nebraska Girls' Amateur Champion, is dealing with an injury, but managed to play steady golf and birdie the 18th hole to post her score. She'll be the No. 2 seed after a random draw. Karmazin, the 2021 NSAA Class B Champion, is the No. 1 seed. Playing alongside Hanna, she made two birdies on the front to turn in 37 (+1) and matched the low score by four strokes.
Bryson was one of three players to break par, firing a 69 (-3) to take the No. 1 seed in the boys' bracket. He started on No. 10 and made the turn in 35 (-1), then caught fire on the front nine, making birdies on four of the first seven holes to get to 5-under. He finished with back-to-back bogeys, but still carded the low round by one stroke.
On the girls' side, two players finished at 87 (+15) and went into a playoff to decide the final spot in the bracket. Omaha's Cali Wisdom won the playoff over Fremont's Ansley Giesselmann with a par on the first hole. She'll face Karmazin in the first girls' match at 9:04 a.m.
There was no playoff needed to complete the boys' bracket, as exactly 32 players finished at 77 (+5) or better. Bryson will take on the No. 32 seed Andrew Niemann of Omaha at 8 a.m.
Ashland's Coltrane Mittag is the No. 2 seed after round of 70 (-2), and Jackson Benge of Omaha shot a 71 (-1) and is the No. 3 seed.
The match play brackets are available under the Scoring tab of the championship websites below.
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