Nebraska Girls’ Amateur Championship

22nd Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship

Beatrice Country Club

July 6-8, 2022

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Ruge Take Girls' Amateur Crown

Omaha's Katie Ruge held on to win the 22nd Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship at Beatrice Country Club. Ruge collected her second NGA championship, firing a final round 76 (+4) to win by two strokes with a 226 (+10) total. In 2020, Ruge won the Nebraska Women's Match Play Championship, and in her final summer as a junior, she secured her first girls' title. Visit the scoring tab above for full results, and read the recap and watch the champion interview below.

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ENTRIES WILL OPEN MARCH 15 AT 8 A.M.

MUST JOIN NEBRASKA JUNIOR GOLF FIRST

Enter This Championship Online

Entry Deadline: 5pm CDT on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Eligibility

Entrant must be a female junior amateur golfer who is a resident of Nebraska and a member of Nebraska Junior Golf. A junior golfer is defined as an amateur golfer who has not yet reached the September 1 following graduation from secondary school.

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 $90 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 July 5. No refund for any reason after July 5. A $25 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 Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Late applications are not acceptable and will be automatically rejected. (Entries by mail, 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 45 players. If more than 45 entries are received by the June 29, 2022 deadline, the field will be comprised of players that filed entries by the deadline in these categories:

1. Top 20 in the NGA Girls Point Standings published June 29, 2022
2. Round of 16 participants from the 2022 Nebraska Girls' Match Play Championship
3. Top 5 class finishers from the 2021 NSAA High School Girls Golf Championships
4. One (1) host club selection
5. Remainder of the field determined by order of entry

Entries Received

Practice Rounds
Each player is entitled to one practice round, free-of-charge (walking), the week prior to the championship. Tee times are based on availability, so please call the Beatrice CC golf shop at (402) 223-2710 and reserve your time as soon as possible.

Championship Schedule
Wednesday, July 6
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
7 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Player Registration
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Boys' Round One Starting Times (1 & 10 Tee)
12 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Player Registration
1 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. - Girls' Round One Starting Times (1 Tee)
1:20 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Boys' Round One Starting Times (10 Tee)

Thursday, July 7
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8:20 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Boys' Round Two Starting Times (1 Tee)
8 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. - Girls' Round Two Starting Times (10 Tee)
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Boys' Round Two Starting Times (1 Tee)

NOTE: 15 lowest scores and anyone tying for 15th place or anyone within 10 strokes of the leader for the first 36-holes continue play July 8; remainder eliminated after 36-holes.

Friday, July 8
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8:40 a.m - 9:30 a.m. - Girls' Final Round Starting Times (1 Tee)
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Boys' Final Round Starting Times (10 Tee)
Following Golf - Awards Ceremony

Lodging
Due to the late site change, there is no official room block in Beatrice. Below are some recommended options for local lodging.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites (402) 228-7000
The Capri Inn and Suites (402) 228-8808
Victorian Inn (402) 228-5955
My Place (855) 200-5685

Championship Guidelines
NGA Championship Guidelines

Terms of Competition
Entry Form Terms of Competition

Player Memorandum
Player Memorandum - Championship

Pace of Play Information
Championship Pace of Play Policy - Beatrice CC

Rules Documents
NGA 2022 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Championship Notice to Players - Beatrice CC (Draft)

Media Guide
2022 NGA Media Guide

Contact
Ben Vigil, Manager of Association Services
bvigil@nebgolf.org
(402) 505-4653 ext. 105

Beatrice Country Club

1301 Oak Street
Beatrice, NE 68310
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 223-2710
Website - beatricecc.com

Head Professional - Owen Schuette
Head Superintendent - Andy Hamilton

Course Yardage

HOLE PAR YARDAGE ALTERNATE YARDAGES
1 4 358
2 4 351
3 4 306
4 5 466 518
5 3 122 85
6 4 301 267
7 4 362
8 3 148
9 5 450
Out 36 2,864
HOLE PAR YARDAGE ALTERNATE YARDAGES
10 4 365
11 3 150 135
12 4 366
13 4 320
14 5 486 464
15 3 167
16 5 449
17 4 324 243
18 4 384
In 36 3,011
Total 72 5,875
YEAR CHAMPION HOMETOWN SCORE SITE
2022 Katie Ruge Omaha 226 (+10) Beatrice Country Club
2021 Nicole Kolbas Lincoln 145 (+3) Fremont Golf Club
2020 Danica Badura Aurora 150 (+6) Scotts Bluff Country Club, Scottsbluff
2019 Kaitlyn Hanna Omaha 151 (+7) Beatrice Country Club
2018 Kate Strickland Lincoln 153 (+9) Elks Country Club, Columbus
2017 Ricki Hickstein Chadron 148 (+6) Indian Trails Country Club, Beemer
2016 Kirsten Baete Beatrice 158 (+14) Champions Run, Omaha
2015 Hannah Thiele Wahoo 146 (+2) Four Winds Golf Course, Kimball
2014 Hannah Thiele Wahoo 145 (+1) Beatrice Country Club
2013 Haley Thiele Wahoo 148 (+4) Oakland Golf Club
2012 Danielle Lemek Doniphan 144 (E) Norfolk Country Club
2011 Danielle Lemek Doniphan 153 (+9) The Country Club of Lincoln
2010 Danielle Lemek Doniphan 155 (+11) Wayne Country Club
2009 Danielle Lemek Doniphan 159 (+15) Beatrice Country Club
2008 Anna Christenson Lincoln 157 (+15) Indian Trails Country Club, Beemer
2007 Anna Christenson Lincoln 152 (+10) Pioneers Golf Course, Lincoln
2006 Alexis Holmes Lincoln 150 (+6) Scotts Bluff Country Club, Scottsbluff
2005 Katherine Morell McCook 156 (+12) Lochland Country Club, Hastings
2004 Kristen Kosch Bellevue 150 (+10) York Country Club
2003 Leigh Sutton Lincoln 147 (+5) Kearney Country Club
2002 Leigh Sutton Lincoln 151 (+9) The Pines Country Club, Valley
2001 Leigh Sutton Lincoln 156 (+12) Lochland Country Club, Hastings

Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship Records 2001-2021

Champions

Most titles: 4, Danielle Lemek (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012); 3, Leigh Sutton (2001, 2002, 2003); 2, Anna Christenson (2007, 2008) and Hannah Thiele (2014, 2015)

Consecutive titles: 4, Danielle Lemek, 2009 to 2012; 3, Leigh Sutton, 2001 to 2003

Longest Span, First to Last Victory: 3 years, Danielle Lemek (2009-2012)

Sister Champions: Haley Thiele (2013) and Hannah Thiele (2014, 2015)

Longest Span Between Victories: 4 years, Val Skinner (1974-1978)

Course

Most Times Host Site:

Beatrice Country Club 3
Lochland Country Club 2
Indian Trails Country Club 2
Scotts Bluff Country Club 2
Wayne Country Club 2*

*after hosting in 2022

Scoring

Low Score, 18 Holes: 70 (-2), Haley Thiele, Wahoo, First Round, 2015 (Four Winds GC); 71 (E), Kaitlyn Hanna, Omaha, First Round, 2021 (Fremont GC); Sydney Taake, Papillion, Second Round, 2021 (Fremont GC); Nicole Kolbas, Lincoln, Second Round, 2021 (Fremont GC); 72 (E), Danielle Lemek, Doniphan, First and Second Round, 2012 (Norfolk CC); Hannah Thiele, Wahoo, Second Round, 2014 (Beatrice CC); Kaitlyn Hanna, Omaha, First Round, 2019 (Beatrice CC); Katie Ruge, Omaha, Second Round, 2020 (Scotts Bluff CC)

Low Score, 36 Holes: 144 (E), Danielle Lemek, Doniphan, 2012 (Norfolk CC); 145 (+1), Hannah Thiele, Wahoo, 2014 (Beatrice CC); 145 (+3), Nicole Kolbas, Lincoln, 2021 (Fremont GC); 146 (+2), Hannah Thiele, Wahoo, 2015 (Four Winds GC); 146 (+4), Ricki Hickstein, Chadron, 2017 (Indian Trails CC)

Highest Winning Score: 159 (+15), Danielle Lemek, Donpihan, 2009 (Beatrice CC)

 

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