Nebraska Captures Another Director's Cup
MULLEN (September 9, 2021) – Nebraska reclaimed the trophy for the third time in the last five events, winning the 11th Director’s Cup Matches at Dismal River Club in Mullen on Thursday.
Nebraska held the lead after Four-Ball and Foursomes matches on Wednesday on the White Course at Dismal River Club, and secured the Cup by also winning the Singles session, with 11 points. That gave Nebraska 23 total points to take the win over Iowa at 19.5 points. Kansas finished third with 16.5 points, and Missouri fourth at 13.
Elkhorn's Ryan Nietfeldt picked up the first win for Nebraska, sweeping his match in the Nassau scoring format and earning all three points over Missouri's Ryan Sullivan. Lincoln's Scott Tridle lost his match, but picked up a half point to add to Nebraska's total.
Fresh off his win at the Nebraska Mid-Amateur, Johnny Spellerberg of Bennington notched the next win for Nebraska, defeating Doug Albers of Kansas and earning two points. William Amundsen was able to earn one point against former Nebraskan Brian Fehr of Kansas.
So, it all came down to Nebraska's head-to-head matches against Iowa. Iowa had already thrown 8.5 points up on the board and taken the overall lead, but Omaha's Andy Sajevic fought back in a tough match against Iowa's Nate McCoy. Sajevic won two of the last three holes to tie all three portions of the match and earn 1.5 points.
Lincoln's Jay Moore put the icing on the cake by sweeping his match against Iowa's Jon Brown, taking all three points to clinch the Cup for Nebraska.
Spellerberg, Sajevic and Moore led the team by earning 6.5 points in their matches, but all six team members finished with at least 4.5 points. It's the fifth time Nebraska has won the Director's Cup, the most by any state, and the third time in the last five editions.
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