Nebraska Four-Ball Championship

19th Nebraska Four-Ball Championship

Fremont Golf Club

September 26-27, 2020

Easley, Wisdom Capture Third Title in Playoff

Lincoln's David Easley and Omaha's Joel Wisdom captured a third title, winning the 19th Nebraska Four-Ball Championship in a playoff at Fremont Golf Club on Sunday. Easley and Wisdom followed their first round 64 (-7) with a final round 66 (-5) to finish at 130 (-12), tied with Gretna's Brian Csipkes and Bennington's William Amundsen. Easley birdied the second playoff hole, No. 17, to secure the record-tying third title. Visit the Scoring tab for full results, and see the recap and interview below.

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Entry Deadline: 5pm CDT on Friday, September 18, 2020

Eligibility

Entries are open to amateur golfers with an active Handicap Index® based on ratings for men not exceeding 9.0 under the World 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 with the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by the USGA.

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 a medical condition, if requested no later than September 25. No refund for any reason after September 25. 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, September 18, 2020. 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 September 18, 2020 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 (2015-2019)
2. From the 2019 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 (2016-2020)
4. Remainder of the field determined by order of entry

List of Entries

Practice Rounds
To make arrangements for a practice round at a time convenient to the club contact Fremont Golf Club at (402) 721-6642. Practice round rate is $26.75 if walking and $46.75 if taking a cart.

Championship Schedule
Saturday, September 26
8:00 a.m. - Registration & Practice Areas Open
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Round One Starting Times, Holes #1 & #10

Sunday, September 27
8:00 a.m. - Registration & Practice Areas Open
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Round Two Starting Times, Holes #1 & #10
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. - Hosted Buffet
Following Play - Awards

Fremont Golf Club

2710 North Somers Street
Fremont, NE 68025
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 721-6642
Website - fremontgolfclub.org

General Manager - Doug Shiple

Director of Golf - Nathan Kalin

Head Superintendent - Dennis Kitzelman

Course Yardage

HOLE PAR YARDAGE ALTERNATE YARDAGES
1 4 372
2 3 172 153
3 4 408
4 3 203 172
5 4 395
6 4 417
7 4 317
8 5 534
9 4 402
Out 35 3,220
HOLE PAR YARDAGE ALTERNATE YARDAGES
10 3 142
11 4 422
12 4 438
13 5 560
14 4 373
15 5 510
16 4 353
17 3 127
18 4 386
In 36 3,311
Total 71 6,531

Easley/Wisdom win with birdie on second playoff hole.

YEAR CHAMPIONS SCORE SITE
2020 David Easley, Lincoln & Joel Wisdom, Omaha 130 (-12)* Fremont Golf Club
2019 Ryan Knispel, Omaha & Ryan Nietfeldt, Elkhorn 135 (-7)* The Players Club, Omaha
2018 Alex Farrell, Elkhorn & Chris Green, Elkhorn 132 (-10)* The Players Club, Omaha
2017 Dylan Heng, Bellevue & Lance Lawson, Norfolk 125 (-19) Awarii Dunes Golf Club, Axtell
2016 Philip Maschka, Omaha & Greg Stanek, Bellevue 131 (-11) The Players Club, Omaha
2015 Travis Minzel, Lincoln & Scott Tridle, Lincoln 134 (-8) The Players Club, Omaha
2014 Adam Cordes, Bellevue & Brian Fehr, LaVista 69 (-3)* Platteview Country Club, Bellevue**
2013 Adam Cordes, Bellevue & Brian Fehr, LaVista 136 (-8) Platteview Country Club, Bellevue
2012 David Easley , Lincoln & Joel Wisdom, Omaha 136 (-8) ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2011 Travis Minzel, Lincoln & Scott Tridle, Lincoln 137 (-7)* ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2010 Jayson Brueggemann, Lincoln & Patrick Duffy, Omaha 136 (-6) Quarry Oaks Golf Club, Ashland
2009 Knox Jones, Lincoln & John Sajevic, Fremont 129 (-15) Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue
2008 Brad Dubisar , Omaha & Trent Morrison, Omaha 127 (-17) Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue
2007 Jay Muller, Omaha & Curt Tate, Omaha 131 (-13)* Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue
2006 David Easley , Lincoln & Joel Wisdom, Omaha 132 (-10) Firethorn Golf Club, Lincoln
2005 Knox Jones, Lincoln & John Sajevic, Fremont 133 (-9)* Firethorn Golf Club, Lincoln
2004 Patrick Duffy, Omaha & Mark Nevrivy, Omaha 134 (-10) Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue
2003 Jeff Churchich, Omaha & Matt Petersen, Omaha 132 (-12) Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue
2002 Knox Jones, Lincoln & John Sajevic, Fremont 135 (-9)* Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue

*Won in playoff
**Shortened due to severe weather

Nebraska Four-Ball Championship Records 2002-2020

Champions

Most titles as a team: 3, Knox Jones, Lincoln and John Sajevic, Fremont (2002, 2005, 2009); David Easley, Lincoln and Joel Wisdom, Omaha (2006, 2012, 2020); 2, Travis Minzel, Lincoln and Scott Tridle, Lincoln (2011, 2015); Adam Cordes, Bellevue and Brian Fehr, La Vista (2013, 2014)
Consecutive titles: 2, Adam Cordes, Bellevue and Brian Fehr, La Vista (2013-2014)
Longest Span, First to Last Victory: 14 years, David Easley, Lincoln and Joel Wisdom, Omaha (2006, 2020)
Longest Span Between Victories: 8 years, David Easley, Lincoln and Joel Wisdom, Omaha (2012, 2020)

Course

Most Times Host Site:

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

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); 62 (9-under), Andy Sajevic, Omaha and John Sajevic, Fremont, 2020 (Fremont GC)

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 (62), Andy Sajevic, Omaha and John Sajevic, Fremont, 2020 (Fremont 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); 62 (9-under), Andy Sajevic, Omaha and John Sajevic, Fremont, 2020 (Fremont 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 (2-under), Ryan Knispel, Omaha and Ryan Nietfeldt, Elkhorn, 2019 (The Players Club); 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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