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Nebraska Girls’ Amateur Championship

24th Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship

Awarii Dunes Golf Club, Axtell

June 10-12, 2024

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Karmazin Repeats at Nebraska Girls' Amateur

Omaha's Julia Karmazin went back-to-back on Wednesday at Awarii Dunes Golf Club in Axtell, winning the 24th Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship. The Final Round was highlighted by difficult conditions, with the wind blowing 20-30 mph throughout the day and temperatures nearing triple digits. Karmazin put together a 79 (+7) to win by three strokes with a 224 (+8) total. Read the recap and watch the champion interview below, and see full results under the Scoring tab above.

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ENTRIES WILL OPEN MARCH 1 AT 8 A.M. CST

MUST JOIN NEBRASKA JUNIOR GOLF FIRST

Enter This Championship Online

Entry Deadline: 5pm CDT on Monday, June 3, 2024

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:

NebGolf 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 NebGolf. 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 $100 must be paid by every player. Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if NebGolf 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 June 9. No refund for any reason after June 9. A $25 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.

Closing Date

Entries must be received by NebGolf no later than 5 p.m. C.D.T. on Monday, June 3, 2024. 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 NebGolf (not time entry is sent or transmitted to NebGolf). 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 NebGolf 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 3, 2024 deadline, the field will be comprised of players that filed entries by the deadline in these categories:

1. Top 25 in the NebGolf Girls Point Standings published June 3, 2024
2. Top 5 class finishers from the 2023 NSAA High School Girls Golf Championships
3. Two (2) host club selections
4. 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 Awarii Dunes golf shop at (308) 743-1111 and reserve your time as soon as possible.

Championship Schedule
Monday, June 10
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 p.m. - Girls' Round One Starting Times (1 Tee)
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Boys' Round One Starting Times (10 Tee)

Tuesday, June 11
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Boys' Round Two Starting Times (1 Tee)
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Girls' Round Two Starting Times (10 Tee)
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Boys' Round Two Starting Times (1 & 10 Tee)

NOTE: 15 lowest scores and anyone tying for 15th place for the first 36-holes continue play June 12; remainder eliminated after 36-holes.

Wednesday, June 12
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Boys' Final Round Starting Times (10 Tee)
8:40 a.m - 9:30 a.m. - Girls' Final Round Starting Times (1 Tee)
Following Golf - Awards Ceremony

Terms of Competition
Entry Form Terms of Competition

Player Memorandum
Player Memorandum - Championship

Pace of Play Information
Championship Pace of Play Policy

Rules Documents
NebGolf 2024 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Championship Notice to Players - Awarii Dunes GC (Draft)

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

Additional Information

USGA Exemption Event
The 24th Nebraska Girls' Amateur is an official USGA Exemption Event, which means the Champion will receive a full exemption into the 75th U.S. Girls' Junior Championship at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana, California, July 15-20, 2024. Champion must meet age and eligibility requirements to receive exemption. For more info, visit usga.org.

AJGA PBERS
This championship is submitted to the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) for inclusion in the Performance Based Entry Recognition System. This enables members to earn their way into AJGA Open and ACDS Junior All-Star events. Champion - Fully Exempt, Top 3 - 12 Performance Stars, Top 5 - 8 Performance Stars, Top 10 - 4 Performance Stars

Junior Golf Scoreboard
This championship is submitted to Junior Golf Scoreboard for inclusion in the JGS Rankings.

Awarii Dunes Golf Club

524 S Road
Axtell, NE 68924
Golf Shop Phone - (308) 743-1111
Website - awariidunes.com

General Manager - Jeff Perdew

Course Yardage

HOLE PAR YARDAGE ALTERNATE YARDAGES
1 5 454
2 3 126 163
3 4 374
4 4 337
5 3 133 155
6 4 364 264
7 4 354
8 4 364
9 5 470 422
Out 36 2,976
HOLE PAR YARDAGE ALTERNATE YARDAGES
10 4 330
11 3 157 123
12 5 468
13 3 106 75
14 5 439
15 3 169 199
16 4 338
17 4 348
18 5 515 473
In 36 2,870
Total 72 5,846
YEAR CHAMPION HOMETOWN SCORE SITE
2024 Julia Karmazin Omaha 224 (+8) Awarii Dunes Golf Club, Axtell
2023 Julia Karmazin Omaha 226 (+10) Lochland Country Club, Hastings
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 2001-2023

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 4
Lochland Country Club 3
Indian Trails Country Club 2
Scotts Bluff Country Club 2

Scoring

Low Score, 18 Holes: 70 (-2), Haley Thiele, Wahoo, First Round, 2015 (Four Winds GC); 71 (-1), Julia Karmazin, Omaha, Second Round, 2022 (Beatrice CC); Isabella Elgert, Lincoln, Second Round, 2023 (Lochland CC); 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); Katie Ruge, Omaha, Second Round, 2022 (Beatrice 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)

Low Score, 54 Holes: 226 (+10), Katie Ruge, Omaha, 2022 (Beatrice CC); Julia Karmazin, Omaha, 2023 (Lochland CC)

Highest Winning Score, 36 Holes: 159 (+15), Danielle Lemek, Doniphan, 2009 (Beatrice CC)

 

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