21st Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship
Fremont Golf Club
August 2-3, 2021
Fremont Golf Club
August 2-3, 2021
Lincoln's Nicole Kolbas completed an incredible back nine comeback to win the 21st Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship on Tuesday at Fremont Golf Club. Kolbas started the final round three strokes back, and charged through the back nine, finishing with a 71 (E) to win by two strokes at 145 (+3). She joins her mother, Steph Kolbas, who won two Nebraska Women's Amateurs and a Nebraska Women's Match Play, and her older brother Jason Kolbas, who won the 2018 Nebraska Junior Amateur, as a state champion. Visit the Scoring tab above for final results, and see the recap and champion interview below.
Entry Deadline: 5pm CDT on Monday, July 26, 2021
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.
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 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 August 1. No refund for any reason after August 1. A $25 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.
Entries must be received by NGA no later than 5 p.m. C.D.T. on Monday, July 26, 2021. 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 45 players. If more than 45 entries are received by the July 26, 2021 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 July 26, 2021
2. Round of 16 participants from the 2021 Nebraska Girls' Match Play Championship
3. Top 5 class finishers from the 2020 NSAA High School Girls Golf Championships
4. One (1) host club selection
5. Remainder of the field determined by order of entry
Each player is entitled to one practice round, free-of-charge (walking), the week prior to the championship. Tee times are based on availability, and include the restrictions below, so please call the Fremont GC golf shop at (402) 721-6642 and reserve your time as soon as possible.
Practice Round Restrictions
Monday, July 26 – Available after 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 28 – Available anytime
Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30 – No Availability
Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1 – Available after 1:30 p.m.
Monday, August 2
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
7 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Player Registration
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Boys' Round One (1 Tee)
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Girls' Round One (10 Tee)
12 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Player Registration
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Boys' Round One (1 & 10 Tee)
Tuesday, August 3
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Boys' Round Two (1& 10 Tee)
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Girls' Final Round (1 Tee)
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Boys' Round Two (10 Tee)
Because of the large number of lodging options available in the Fremont and the nearby Omaha area there are no hotel arrangements made for this Championship.
NGA Championship Guidelines
Terms of Competition
Entry Form Terms of Competition
Player Memorandum - Championship
Pace of Play Information
Championship Pace of Play Policy - Fremont GC
2021 NGA Media Guide
Ben Vigil, Manager of Association Services
(402) 505-4653 ext. 105
General Manager - Doug Shiple
Director of Golf - Nathan Kalin
Head Superintendent - Dennis Kitzelman
|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|
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
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); 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); 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)