Kansas Takes Lead after Day One of Kansas-Nebraska Junior Cup
Foursomes and Four-Ball Matches Conducted Wednesday at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Kansas
HUTCHINSON, KAN. (August 5, 2020) – Kansas jumped out to the lead after the first day of matches at the 35th Kansas-Nebraska Junior Cup at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas on Wednesday.
The event annually pits the best juniors from each state in Four-Ball, Foursome and Singles matches. The first two sessions were conducted on Wednesday, and Kansas took charge early, winning the Foursomes (alternate shot) session 3.5-0.5. Nebraska was able to split the Four-Ball session in the afternoon, 2-2, and Kansas leads 5.5-2.5 after the first day.
Omaha's Charlie Zielinski and Christopher Atkinson were the only team to score for Nebraska in the morning, tying their Foursomes match against Lucas Scheufler and Blake Saffell of Wellington. That gave Nebraska a half point, and Kansas won all three of the other matches.
In the afternoon session, Elkhorn's Luke Gutschewski and Grand Island's Marcus Eriksen notched the first win of the day for Nebraska. They defeated Will Harding, a Husker commit from Prairie Village, and Calvin Dillon of Louisburg, 3 and 2. Omaha's Josh Kramer and Lincoln's Jason Kolbas followed soon after with a 2-and-1 win over Cooper Schultz of Wichita and Davis Cooper of Overland Park.
Nebraska needs to earn 5.5 of a possible eight points during Thursday's Singles matches to retain the Cup. Kansas can reclaim the Cup with three points.
Additional information, including Singles pairings, is available at the Junior Cup website below.
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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.