Nebraska Girls’ Amateur Championship

20th Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship

Scotts Bluff Country Club, Scottsbluff

July 7-8, 2020

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Badura Completes Sweep with Girls' Amateur Title

It was a wide-open race during the Final Round of the 20th Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship, but it was again Aurora's Danica Badura who triumphed at Scotts Bluff Country Club on Wednesday. Several players had a chance to claim the title, with a few different girls holding the lead at some point. However, Badura outlasted them all and posted a second-straight 75 (+3) to win by one stroke with a 150 (+6) total. Visit the tabs above for additional info and see the recap and champion interview below.



Enter This Championship Online

Entry Deadline: 5pm CDT on Tuesday, June 30, 2020


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 6. No refund for any reason after July 6. 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 Tuesday, June 30, 2020. 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.


The championship field will be limited to 39 players. If more than 39 entries are received by the June 30, 2020 deadline, the field will be comprised of players that filed entries by the deadline in these categories:

1. Top 25 in the final 2019 NGA Girls’ Point Standings
2. Top 20 in the NGA Girls Point Standings published June 30, 2020
3. One (1) host club selection
4. Remainder of the field determined by order of entry

List of Entries

Practice Rounds
Each player is entitled to one practice round, free-of-charge (walking), on Monday, July 6. Tee times are based on availability, so please call the Scotts Bluff CC golf shop at (308) 635-1844 and reserve your time as soon as possible.

Additional practice rounds prior to July 6 are available at a time convenient to Scotts Bluff Country Club at a rate of $20 (walking) or $25 (with cart). Non-competing guests are also welcome to play for the same rate during these practice rounds. To make arrangements, please contact the Scotts Bluff CC golf shop at (308) 635-1844.

Championship Schedule
Monday, July 6
All Day - Practice Rounds (see above)

Tuesday, July 7
12 p.m. - Practice Areas Open
12 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Player Registration
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Girls' Round One Starting Times (1 Tee)

Wednesday, July 8
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Girls' Final Round Starting Times (1 Tee)

The NGA has set up lodging options at the following hotels in the Scottsbluff/Gering area. Call the appropriate number below and reference the Nebraska Junior Amateur to receive the rate.

Monument Inn and Suites
$90.00 plus tax
(308) 436-1950

Holiday Inn Express
$119.95 plus tax
(308) 632-1000

Hampton Inn and Suites
$129.00 plus tax
(308) 635-5200

Fairfield Inn and Suites
$139.00 plus tax
(308) 633-3500

COVID-19 Championship Guidelines
NGA Guidelines

Terms of Competition
Entry Form Terms of Competition

Player Memorandum
Player Memorandum - Championship

Pace of Play Information
Championship Pace of Play Policy - Scotts Bluff CC

Rules Documents
NGA 2020 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Championship Notice to Players - Scotts Bluff CC (Draft)

Media Guide
Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship Media Guide

Ben Vigil, Manager of Association Services
(402) 505-4653 ext. 105

Scotts Bluff Country Club

5014 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69363
Golf Shop Phone - (308) 635-1844
Website -

General Manager - Kendall Palu
Director of Golf - Max Hadenfeldt
Head Superintendent - Jason Wilcox

Course Yardage

1 5 472
2 4 346
3 3 170 130
4 4 353
5 4 330
6 4 348
7 3 156 147
8 4 337
9 5 455
Out 36 2,967
10 4 367
11 5 435
12 3 170
13 4 323
14 4 267
15 5 433 510
16 4 373 314
17 3 129
18 4 346
In 36 2,843
Total 72 5,810
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 2001-2019


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)


Most Times Host Site:

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

*After hosting in 2020


Low Score, 18 Holes: 70 (-2), Haley Thiele, Wahoo, First Round, 2015 (Four Winds 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)

Low Score, 36 Holes: 144 (E), Danielle Lemek, Doniphan, 2012 (Norfolk CC); 145 (+1), Hannah Thiele, Wahoo, 2014 (Beatrice CC); 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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