Nebraska Girls’ Amateur Championship

19th Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship

Beatrice Country Club

July 30-31, 2019

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Hanna Grinds Out Nebraska Girls' Amateur Title

Omaha’s Kaitlyn Hanna battled through difficult conditions during the final round of the 19th Nebraska Girls’ Amateur Championship at Beatrice Country Club to close out her first title. Hanna, the 2018 NSAA Class A Co-champion, entered the final round with a five-stroke lead and saw that lead shrink to just a couple strokes, but that would be the closest anyone came. She never lost her lead and went on to win by four strokes with a 151 (+7) total, after a final round 79 (+7). Hanna held the first-round lead in 2018 but couldn’t close out the win. Redemption arrived today, as she made clutch pars down the back nine to preserve, and even stretch her lead with sustained winds above 25 mph. Full results are available under the Scoring tab above, and the final round recap and champion interview are below.


Enter This Championship Online

Entry Deadline: 5pm CDT on Monday, July 22, 2019


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 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 $75 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 July 29. No refund for any reason after July 29. 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 Monday, July 22, 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.


The championship field will be limited to 72 players. If more than 72 entries are received by the July 22, 2019 deadline, the field will be comprised of players that filed entries by the deadline in these categories:

1. Top 25 in the final 2018 NGA Girls’ Point Standings
2. Top 20 in the NGA Girls Point Standings published July 22, 2019
3. One (1) host club selection
4. Remainder of the field determined by order of entry

List of Entries

Practice Rounds
Available at a time convenient to Beatrice Country Club at a rate of $25 (walking). To make arrangements for practice rounds, please contact the Beatrice CC golf shop at (402) 223-2710.

Championship Schedule
Tuesday, July 30
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
7 a.m. - Player Registration
8 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. - Round One Starting Times (Tee #1)

Wednesday, July 31
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8 a.m. - 9: 40 a.m. - Final Round Starting Times (Tee #1)
Following Golf - Awards Ceremony

The NGA has set up lodging options at two hotels in Beatrice. See below for details.

Capri Inn & Suites
A block of Double Queen rooms has been set up at the Capri Inn & Suites in Beatrice for a rate of $69.99. Please call (402) 228-8808 and reference the Nebraska Golf Association to reserve a room as soon as possible.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 
A rate of $124 has been set up at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Please call (402) 228-7000 as soon as possible to reserve a room.

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 2019 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Championship Notice to Players - Beatrice CC (Draft)

Media Guide
Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship Media Guide

Beatrice Country Club

13th & Oak St
Beatrice, NE 68310
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 223-2710
Website -

Head Professional - Seth Ray

Head Superintendent - Andy Hamilton

Course Yardage

2019Kaitlyn HannaOmaha151 (+7)Beatrice Country Club
2018Kate StricklandLincoln153 (+9)Elks Country Club, Columbus
2017Ricki HicksteinChadron148 (+6)Indian Trails Country Club, Beemer
2016Kirsten BaeteBeatrice158 (+14)Champions Run, Omaha
2015Hannah ThieleWahoo146 (+2)Four Winds Golf Course, Kimball
2014Hannah ThieleWahoo145 (+1)Beatrice Country Club
2013Haley ThieleWahoo148 (+4)Oakland Golf Club
2012Danielle LemekDoniphan144 (E)Norfolk Country Club
2011Danielle LemekDoniphan153 (+9)The Country Club of Lincoln
2010Danielle LemekDoniphan155 (+11)Wayne Country Club
2009Danielle LemekDoniphan159 (+15)Beatrice Country Club
2008Anna ChristensonLincoln157 (+15)Indian Trails Country Club, Beemer
2007Anna ChristensonLincoln152 (+10)Pioneers Golf Course, Lincoln
2006Alexis HolmesLincoln150 (+6)Scotts Bluff Country Club, Scottsbluff
2005Katherine MorellMcCook156 (+12)Lochland Country Club, Hastings
2004Kristen KoschBellevue150 (+10)York Country Club
2003Leigh SuttonLincoln147 (+5)Kearney Country Club
2002Leigh SuttonLincoln151 (+9)The Pines Country Club, Valley
2001Leigh SuttonLincoln156 (+12)Lochland Country Club, Hastings

Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship Records 2001-2018


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

*After hosting in 2019


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) and Hannah Thiele, Wahoo, Second Round, 2014 (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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