Nebraska Girls’ Match Play Championship

61st Nebraska Girls' Match Play Championship

Wayne Country Club

June 19-21, 2023

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Kim is Youngest Girls' Match Play Champion

Lincoln's Naryn Kim became the youngest champion at the 61st Nebraska Girls' Match Play Championship at Wayne County Club. Kim won the last two holes of the Final to defeat Lincoln's Nicole Kolbas, 1 up, to earn her first NebGolf trophy. The 12-year-old is the youngest champion in Nebraska Girls' Match Play history, besting the record of Sarah Sasse-Kildow, who won at 12 years, 11 months in 1993. Kim is 12 years and 5 months old. Visit the Scoring tab above the final bracket, and read the recap and watch the champion interview below.


Entries Open March 1 at 8 a.m. CST


Enter This Championship Online

Entry Deadline: 5 pm CDT on Monday, June 12, 2023


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 $70 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 injury or illness, if requested no later than June 18. No refund for any reason after June 18. 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 12, 2023. 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 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.


The championship field will be limited to 45 players. If more than 45 entries are received by the June 12, 2023 deadline, the field will be comprised of players that filed entries by the deadline in these categories:

1. Top 25 in the final 2022 NebGolf Girls’ Point Standings
2. Top 5 class finishers at the 2022 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, and include the restrictions below, so please call the Wayne CC golf shop at (402) 375-1152 and reserve your time as soon as possible.

Championship Schedule
Monday, June 19 - Stroke Play Qualifying
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
7 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Player Registration
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Boys’ Starting Times (1 & 10 Tee)
12 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Player Registration
1 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. - Girls’ Starting Times (1 Tee)
1:20 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Boys’ Starting Times (10 Tee)

Tuesday, June 20
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8 - 9:50 a.m. - Round One Match Play (1 & 10 Tee)
1 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. - Round Two Match Play (1 Tee)

Wednesday, June 21
6:30 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. - Boys Quarterfinals (1 Tee)
8:10 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. - Girls Semifinals (1 Tee)
12:30 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. - Boys Semifinals (1 Tee)
12:50 p.m. - Girls 18-Hole Final (1 Tee)

A room block has been arranged at the Cobblestone Hotel in Wayne for a rate of $140+tax. Call (402) 833-1300 and reference NE JR Amateur 2023 to book a room, or book directly online here. Rooms must be booked by Friday, June 16.

Terms of Competition
Entry Form Terms of Competition

Player Memorandum
Player Memorandum - Championship

Pace of Play Information
Stroke Play Qualifying Pace of Play Policy
Match Play Pace of Play Policy

Rules Documents
NebGolf 2023 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Championship Notice to Players - Wayne CC (Draft)

Match Play Guidelines
Differences Between Match Play and Stroke Play

Media Guide
2023 NebGolf Media Guide

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

Wayne Country Club

302 E 21st St
Wayne, NE 68787
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 375-1152
Website -

Head Golf Professional - Kyle Schellpeper

Superintendent - Brian Gibson

Course Yardage

1 4 325
2 5 472
3 3 150 135
4 4 278
5 4 318
6 4 330
7 4 350
8 3 174 164
9 5 483 401
Out 36 2,883
10 4 316
11 4 340
12 3 135 198
13 5 458
14 4 372
15 4 368
16 5 458
17 3 180 167
18 4 326
In 36 2,953
Total 72 5,836
2023 Naryn Kim Lincoln Wayne Country Club
2022 Kaitlyn Hanna Omaha Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue
2021 Lauren Thiele Wahoo Heritage Hills Golf Course, McCook
2020 Danica Badura Aurora Oakland Golf Club
2019 Lauren Thiele Wahoo Awarii Dunes Golf Club, Axtell
2018 Megan Whittaker Elkhorn York Country Club
2017 Lacie Fox Beemer Wild Horse Golf Club, Gothenburg
2016 Megan Whittaker Elkhorn The Pines Country Club, Valley
2015 Hannah Thiele Wahoo Kearney Country Club
2014 Haley Thiele Wahoo Heritage Hills Golf Course, McCook
2013 Haley Thiele Wahoo The Country Club of Lincoln
2012 Danielle Lemek Doniphan York Country Club
2011 Danielle Lemek Doniphan Ashland Golf Club
2010 Danielle Lemek Doniphan Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue
2009 Danielle Lemek Doniphan Stone Creek Golf Course, Omaha
2008 Armana Christianson Omaha York Country Club
2007 Kylie Smith Omaha Wayne Country Club
2006 J.C. Stevenson Grand Island The Field Club of Omaha
2005 Brittany Pepler Scottsbluff Eagle Hills Golf Course, Papillion
2004 Kristen Kosch Bellevue Cross Creek Golf Links, Cambridge
2003 Rachel Byleen Lincoln Yankee Hill Country Club, Lincoln
2002 Leigh Sutton Lincoln Quail Run Golf Course, Columbus
2001 Sara Sackett Cambridge Wayne Country Club
2000 Beth Anne Cherry Lincoln Riverside Golf Club, Grand Island
1999 Elizabeth Morell McCook The Country Club of North Platte
1998 Elizabeth Morell McCook Holdrege Country Club
1997 Megan O'Dea Kearney Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1996 Sarah Sasse Lincoln Fremont Golf Club
1995 Sarah Sasse Lincoln Beatrice Country Club
1994 Elizabeth Bahensky Kearney Kearney Country Club
1993 Sarah Sasse Lincoln Beatrice Country Club
1992 Maureen Reagan Omaha Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1991 Heidi Wall Lincoln Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
1990 Melissa Johnson Omaha Elks Country Club, Columbus
1989 Michelle Uher Omaha Norfolk Country Club
1988 Angie Wilson Lincoln Ashland Country Club
1987 Angie Wilson Lincoln Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1986 Angie Wilson Lincoln The Country Club of Lincoln
1985 Ann Guiberson Omaha Riverside Golf Club, Grand Island
1984 Ann Guiberson Omaha Fremont Golf Club
1983 Lisa Papes Lincoln The Field Club of Omaha
1982 Kerre Dubinsky Lincoln Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1981 Jan Houston Minden Beatrice Country Club
1980 Shelly Godeken Alma Omaha Country Club
1979 Cathy Nelson Omaha Elks Country Club, Columbus
1978 Val Skinner North Platte Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
1977 Cathy Curry Columbus Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1976 Cathy Curry Columbus Norfolk Country Club
1975 Cathy Curry Columbus Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1974 Val Skinner North Platte The Country Club of Lincoln
1973 Nanette Circo Omaha Riverside Golf Club, Grand Island
1972 Nanette Circo Omaha Beatrice Country Club
1971 Nanette Circo Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1970 Gabrielle Matlock Grand Island Hillcrest Country Club
1969 Nancy Kirsch South Sioux City Fremont Golf Club
1968 Evelyn Heinmann Wahoo Happy Hollow Club
1967 Kathy Waters Omaha Highland Country Club
1966 Kathy Waters Omaha Fremont Golf Club
1965 Kathy Waters Omaha Hillcrest Country Club
1964 Christie Swartzkopf Lincoln Field Club of Omaha
1963 B.E. Colway Omaha Beatrice Country Club

Nebraska Girls' Match Play Championship Records 1963-2022


Most titles: 4, Danielle Lemek (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Other Multiple Champions:
Angie Wilson 3
Cathy Curry 3
Kathy Waters 3
Nanette Circo 3
Sarah Sasse 3
Ann Guiberson 2
Elizabeth Morell 2
Haley Thiele 2
Val Skinner 2
Megan Whittaker 2
Lauren Thiele 2

Consecutive titles: 4, Danielle Lemek, 2009 to 2012; 3, Kathy Waters, 1965 to 1967; Nanette Circo, 1971 to 1973; Cathy Curry, 1975 to 1977; Angie Wilson, 1986 to 1988; 4 others with back-to-back titles
Longest Span, First to Last Victory: 4 years, Val Skinner (1974-1978); 3 years, Sarah Sasse (1993-1996); Danielle Lemek (2009-2012)
Longest Span Between Victories: 4 years, Val Skinner (1974-1978)


Most Times Host Site:

Riverside Golf Club, Grand Island 3
Beatrice Country Club 3
The Country Club of Lincoln 3
York Country Club 3
Wayne Country Club 3*
Fremont Golf Club 2
Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha 2
Elks Country Club, Columbus 2
Happy Hollow Club, Omaha 2
Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln 2
Lochland Country Club, Hastings 2
Norfolk Country Club 2
The Field Club of Omaha 2
Heritage Hills Golf Course 2

*After hosting in 2023

Match Play

Largest Winning Margin, 18-Hole Final: 8 & 7, Danielle Lemek, twice, 2009 defeated McKenzie O’Connell (Stone Creek GC) and 2012 defeated Hannah Thiele (York CC)

Longest Final Match: 19 holes, Sarah Sasse defeated Elizabeth Bahensky, 1995 (Beatrice CC); Kylie Smith defeated Anna Christenson, 2007 (Wayne CC)

Most Consecutive Match Play Victories: 16, Danielle Lemek, 2009-2012; 11, Haley Thiele, 2013-2015 (Lost in Final)


Most Runner-Up Finishes: 
Lori Cimpl 2*
Kristen Kosch 2
Katherine Morell 2*
Hannah Thiele 2

*Never won

Most Times in Final:

Danielle Lemek 4*
Angie Wilson 3*
Cathy Curry 3*
Kathy Waters 3*
Nanette Circo 3*
Sarah Sasse 3*
Kristen Kosch 3
Hannah Thiele 3

*Never lost a Final


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