Hawks, Wildcats Capture Team Titles at Nebraska Intercollegiate
Final Round Conducted Saturday at Norfolk Country Club
NORFOLK (October 9, 2021) - Wayne State College took home the women's team title and Northeast Community College won the men's title after the final round of The 2021 Nebraska Intercollegiate on Saturday at Norfolk Country Club.
After shooting a school record 308 (+20) in the first round, Wayne State followed with a 318 (+30) to win by an impressive 80 strokes with a 626 (+50) total.
Sophomore Jazmine Taylor also cruised to the individual title, posting a final round 77 (+5) to win by seven strokes with a 150 (+6) total. Sophomore Abbey Kurmel put together the round of the day, a 76 (+4), to climb up the leaderboard and earn runner-up honors with a 157 (+13) total. Freshman Abby Brodersen finished third at 158 (+14) after an 82 (+10) in the final round. All five Wildcats earned individual medals, as Mekky Winyarat and Paige Peters tied for ninth at 169 (+25).
On the men's side, Northeast Community College captured the team title in a playoff over Midland University. Three teams broke par on the day, including the two advancing to the playoff with 579 (+3) totals. Northeast posted a final round 285 (-3), while Midland combined for a 284 (-4). The two teams went into a playoff counting all five players' scores from each team, and the Hawks played the first playoff hole (No. 13) in 1-under, while the Warriors were 1-0ver.
Sophomore Ty Heimes led the way for the Hawks, finishing in a tie for fifth at 143 (-1). His 71 (-1) was one of 11 final rounds under par. Freshman Rockney Peck was just a stroke behind at 144 (E), after back-t0-back rounds of 72 (E), and tied for eighth. Another freshman, Kody Sander, recorded the second-lowest round of the day, a 68 (-4) to also finish in a tie for eighth at 144 (E). Kellen Rossman finished in a tie for 20th at 149 (+5), while Jordan Hart was tied for 23rd at 151 (+7) to round out the scoring for Northeast.
Geronimo Narizzano of Southeast Community College caught fire to shoot the round of the day. His seven birdies and one bogey added up to a 66 (-6) to vault him into first for the individual title. Narizzano won by one stroke at 141 (-3), and the Storm (+9) finished third as a team with the lowest team score of the day, a 282 (-6).
Three players finished a stroke behind Narizzano, including two Midland golfers. Peyton Koch and Preston Carbaugh both broke par in the final round to finish second at 142 (-2), along with Gabe Escalera of Hastings College. Carbaugh and Escalera both shot 69 (-3), while Koch carded a 70 (-2).
Nate Vickery of Nebraska Wesleyan and Santiago Valdes of Northeast CC's B team finished in a tie for fifth with Heimes at 143 (-1). Doane University's Conor Schubring and Bellevue University's Hugo Brandt tied for eighth with Peck and Sander at 144 (E) to also earn medals.
On the women's side, UNK's Kendall Colby finished fourth with a 159 (+15) total, while Bellevue University's Allison Temple was fifth at 160 (+16). Another Bellevue Bruin, Megan Harty, tied forth sixth at 161 (+17) along with Concordia University's Kendra Placke. Tylah Saifoloi earned another medal for Bellevue, finishing eighth at 162 (+18).
Final results are available on the NGA 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.