Nebraska Four-Ball Championship

18th Nebraska Four-Ball Championship

The Players Club, Omaha

April 27-28, 2019

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Nietfeldt/Knispel Win Four-Ball in Dramatic Fashion

It was a wide open race Sunday and an incredible finish capped the 18th Nebraska Four-Ball Championship at The Players Club in Omaha, with Ryan Nietfeldt of Elkhorn and Ryan Knispel of Omaha capturing the title. Nietfeldt holed a flop shot for an eagle-3 on the par-5 18th hole on the first playoff hole to clinch the title over Gretna's Brian Csipkes and Omaha's Bill Amundsen. Read the recap, and see the highlights and an interview with the champions below. Visit the Scoring tab above for full results.

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Entries have closed for this Championship

Eligibility

Entries are open to amateur golfers with an active USGA Handicap Index® based on ratings for men not exceeding 9.0 under the USGA Handicap System™ issued by a "member club" of the Nebraska Golf Association and a resident of Nebraska (see NGA residency below).

NGA Residency: An individual is considered to be a resident of Nebraska if they: a) maintain either a primary or a secondary residence in Nebraska, or b) are an active duty member of the United States Military stationed in Nebraska, or c) are a student physically attending college in Nebraska within a time period four-months prior to the event, or d) are a graduate of a Nebraska high school attending an out-of-state college. If these criteria are in question, the NGA Tournament Committee shall render any final decision.

Amateur Status: All players must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status as specified in the USGA Rules of Golf.

Code of Conduct:

The NGA may reject an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from the Championship and/or suspend a player from future championships if the player engages in conduct detrimental to the integrity and image of the game of golf and/or public confidence in the NGA. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to, damage to the golf course or the player's equipment, verbal or physical abuse of spectators, officials, volunteers, or staff, blatant or excessive profanity, disorderly behavior, failure to abide by club rules, or any other unbecoming conduct.

Entry Fee

Entry fee of $350 must be paid by every player. Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if the NGA is notified (402-505-4653) before the close of entries. After the close of entries, fee will be refunded in the event of injury or illness, if requested no later than April 26. No refund for any reason after April 26. A $50 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.

Closing Date

Entries must be received by NGA no later than 5 p.m. C.D.T. on Friday, April 19, 2019. Late applications are not acceptable and will be automatically rejected. (Entries by telephone, e-mail, or FAX not acceptable.) Time limit for entries means time of receipt at NGA (not time entry is sent or transmitted to NGA). Entries should be submitted early to allow ample time for delay or error in transmission. The risk of delay or error in transmission lies solely with the entrant and the NGA will have no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including rejection of the entry.

Players

The championship field will be limited to 52 sides. If more than 52 entries are received by the April 19, 2019 deadline, the field will be comprised of sides that filed entries by the deadline in these categories:

1. Winners of the Nebraska Four-Ball Championship for the last 5 years (2014-2018)
2. From the 2018 Nebraska Four-Ball Championship, the top 15 sides and those tying for 15th place
3. Qualifiers for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship the last 5 years (2015-2019)
4. Remainder of the field determined by order of entry

List of Entries

Practice Rounds
Following the close of entries practice rounds will be available after 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 or at a time convenient to The Players Club on Monday, April 22 - Friday, April 26 at a rate of $50 (includes cart). If desired, those entered may contact the golf shop at (402) 963-9950 to make arrangements.

Championship Schedule
Saturday, April 28
7 a.m. - Registration & Practice Areas Open
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Starting Times Hole 1

Sunday, April 29
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Starting Times Hole 1
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Hosted Buffet
Following Completion Divisions - Awards

The Players Club

12101 Deer Creek Drive
Omaha, NE 68142
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 963-9950
Website - playersclubomaha.com

General Manager - Tim Halpine

Head Professional - Don Germer

Head Superintendent - Ahren Wonderlich

Course Yardage

HOLEPARYARDAGEALTERNATE YARDAGES
14414
24390
33197160
44380
54380
64438
74371
83200171
95520
Out353,290
HOLEPARYARDAGEALTERNATE YARDAGES
104415
114399
124407
133200170
144400
155515
163180160
174338
185550
In363,404
Total716,694
YEARNAMESCORESITE
2019Ryan Knispel, Omaha & Ryan Nietfeldt, Elkhorn135 (-7)*The Players Club, Omaha
2018Alex Farrell, Elkhorn & Chris Green, Elkhorn132 (-10)*The Players Club, Omaha
2017Dylan Heng, Bellevue & Lance Lawson, Norfolk125 (-19)Awarii Dunes Golf Club, Axtell
2016Philip Maschka, Omaha & Greg Stanek, Bellevue131 (-11)The Players Club, Omaha
2015Travis Minzel, Lincoln & Scott Tridle, Lincoln134 (-8)The Players Club, Omaha
2014Adam Cordes, Bellevue & Brian Fehr, LaVista69 (-3)*Platteview Country Club, Bellevue**
2013Adam Cordes, Bellevue & Brian Fehr, LaVista136 (-8)Platteview Country Club, Bellevue
2012David Easley , Lincoln & Joel Wisdom, Omaha136 (-8)ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2011Travis Minzel, Lincoln & Scott Tridle, Lincoln137 (-7)*ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2010Jayson Brueggemann, Lincoln & Patrick Duffy, Omaha136 (-6)Quarry Oaks Golf Club, Ashland
2009Knox Jones, Lincoln & John Sajevic, Fremont129 (-15)Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue
2008Brad Dubisar , Omaha & Trent Morrison, Omaha127 (-17)Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue
2007Jay Muller, Omaha & Curt Tate, Omaha131 (-13)*Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue
2006David Easley , Lincoln & Joel Wisdom, Omaha132 (-10)Firethorn Golf Club, Lincoln
2005Knox Jones, Lincoln & John Sajevic, Fremont133 (-9)*Firethorn Golf Club, Lincoln
2004Patrick Duffy, Omaha & Mark Nevrivy, Omaha134 (-10)Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue
2003Jeff Churchich, Omaha & Matt Petersen, Omaha132 (-12)Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue
2002Knox Jones, Lincoln & John Sajevic, Fremont135 (-9)*Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue

*Won in playoff
**Shortened due to severe weather

Nebraska Four-Ball Championship Records 2002-2018

Champions

Most titles as a team: 3, Knox Jones, Lincoln and John Sajevic, Fremont (2002, 2005, 2009); 2, Travis Minzel, Lincoln and Scott Tridle, Lincoln (2011, 2015); Adam Cordes, Bellevue and Brian Fehr, La Vista (2013, 2014); David Easley, Lincoln and Joel Wisdom, Omaha (2006, 2012)
Consecutive titles: 2, Adam Cordes, Bellevue and Brian Fehr, La Vista (2013-2014)
Longest Span, First to Last Victory: 7 years, Knox Jones, Lincoln and John Sajevic, Fremont (2002-2009)
Longest Span Between Victories: 6 years, David Easley, Lincoln and Joel Wisdom, Omaha (2006, 2012)

Course

Most Times Host Site:

Willow Lakes Golf Course 6
The Players Club 4*
Platteview Country Club 2
ArborLinks 2
Firethorn Golf Club 2

*After hosting in 2019

Scoring

Low Score, 36 Holes: 125 (19-under), Dylan Heng, Bellevue and Lance Lawson, Norfolk, 2017 (Awarii Dunes GC); 127 (17-under), Brad Dubisar, Omaha and Trent Morrison, Omaha, 2008 (Willow Lakes GC); 129 (15-under), Knox Jones, Lincoln and John Sajevic, Fremont, 2009 (Willow Lakes GC)

Most Strokes Under Par, 36 Holes: 19-under (125), Dylan Heng, Bellevue and Lance Lawson, Norfolk, 2017 (Awarii Dunes GC); 17-under (127), Brad Dubisar, Omaha and Trent Morrison, Omaha, 2008 (Willow Lakes GC); 15-under (129), Knox Jones, Lincoln and John Sajevic, Fremont, 2009 (Willow Lakes GC)

Lowest Score, Any Round: 61 (11-under), Dylan Heng, Bellevue and Lance Lawson, Norfolk, 2017 (Awarii Dunes GC); 62 (10-under), Justin Hamilton, Omaha and Kevin Stanek, Bellevue, 2008 (Willow Lakes GC); Knox Jones, Lincoln and John Sajevic, Fremont, 2009 (Willow Lakes GC); 63 (9-under), 3 times.

Most Strokes Under Par, Any Round: 11-under (61), Dylan Heng, Bellevue and Lance Lawson, Norfolk, 2017 (Awarii Dunes GC); 10-under (62), Justin Hamilton, Omaha and Kevin Stanek, Bellevue, 2008 (Willow Lakes GC); Knox Jones, Lincoln and John Sajevic, Fremont, 2009 (Willow Lakes GC); 9-under (63), 3 times.

Lowest Score, First Round: 63 (9-under), Patrick Duffy, Omaha and Mark Nevrivy, Omaha, 2004 (Willow Lakes GC)

Lowest Score, Final Round: 61 (11-under), Dylan Heng, Bellevue and Lance Lawson, Norfolk, 2017 (Awarii Dunes GC); 62 (10-under), Justin Hamilton, Omaha and Kevin Stanek, Bellevue, 2008 (Willow Lakes GC); Knox Jones, Lincoln and John Sajevic, Fremont, 2009 (Willow Lakes GC)

Largest Winning Margin: 5, Dylan Heng, Bellevue and Lance Lawson, Norfolk, 2017 (Awarii Dunes GC); 3, Jeff Churchich, Omaha and Matt Petersen, Omaha, 2003 (Willow Lakes GC); Patrick Duffy, Omaha and Mark Nevrivy, Omaha, 2004 (Willow Lakes GC)

Highest Score by Winner, First Round: 69 (3-under), Adam Cordes, Bellevue and Brian Fehr, La Vista, 2014 (Platteview CC)

Highest Score by Winner, Final Round: 71 (1-under), Patrick Duffy, Omaha and Mark Nevrivy, Omaha, 2004 (Willow Lakes GC); Travis Minzel, Lincoln and Scott Tridle, Lincoln, 2011 (ArborLinks)

Highest Winning Score: 137 (7-under), Travis Minzel, Lincoln and Scott Tridle, Lincoln, 2011 (ArborLinks)

Most Teams Under Par, 36 holes: 36, 2007 (Willow Lakes GC)

Fewest Teams Under Par, 36 holes: 7, 2010 (Quarry Oaks GC); 2011 (ArborLinks)

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