Karmazin is Back-to-Back Nebraska Girls' Golfer of the Year
Eighth Player to Win Two-Straight Awards
OMAHA (November 21, 2023) - The Nebraska Golf Association is proud to announce the selection of Omaha’s Julia Karmazin as the 2023 Nebraska Girls’ Amateur Golfer of the Year.
Karmazin, a senior at Elkhorn North High School, is the eighth player to win back-to-back in the history of the award, which dates back to 1998. She won the points race for a second-straight year as well, and picked up her first NebGolf championship after years of close calls.
The first championship moment came in July, when Karmazin started to vault past the competition on her way to another postseason award. She converted at Lochland Country Club in Hastings for her first title, winning the 23rd Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship. She led after every round and slammed the door shut with a 77 (+5) in the final round to win by three strokes with a 226 (+10) total.
A few weeks later at the 49th Nebraska Women's Amateur Championship at Fremont Golf Club, Karmazin made a run at becoming just the fifth junior to win the championship. She trailed by seven strokes after the first round, but improved each round, including the low final round, a 73 (+2). Karmazin finished just a stroke behind the champion, Husker Miu Takahashi, taking runner-up honors at 226 (+13). She was also the Low Junior for the second-straight year.
In addition, Karmazin made the Round of 16 at both the Nebraska Women's Match Play and the Nebraska Girls' Match Play Championships. She also finished tied for fourth at the Nebraska Junior PGA Championship, and missed out on the last qualifying spot at the U.S. Girls' Junior Qualifier by one stroke, finishing tied for third and earning the first alternate spot in a playoff.
Karmazin also finished runner-up at a few Nebraska Junior Golf Tour events, as well as the 2022 NSAA Class B Championship, which counts in this year's point standings. She also finished runner-up at Class B again this fall, which will count towards 2024.
Karmazin, who is committed to Creighton University, will be honored at the Nebraska Golf Association's annual awards banquet on Friday, December 1 at Omaha Country Club. In addition, NebGolf will recognize its Amateur Golfer of the Year, Women’s Amateur Golfer of the Year, Junior Amateur Golfer of the Year and Senior Amateur Golfer of the Year.
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The Nebraska Golf Association (NebGolf), 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 NebGolf. 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.