Nebraska Girls’ Match Play Championship

60th Nebraska Girls' Match Play Championship

Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue

June 6-8, 2022

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Hanna Defeats Ruge for Girls' Match Play Title

Omaha's Kaitlyn Hanna defeated Omaha's Katie Ruge, 3 and 2, to win the 60th Nebraska Girls' Match Play Championship at Platteview Golf Club in Bellevue. It's Hanna's second NGA title, to go along with her 2019 Nebraska Girls' Amateur win. She's the seventh player to win both titles. Visit the Scoring tab above for the final bracket, and below, watch the champion interview and read the recap.



Enter This Championship Online

Entry Deadline: 5 pm CDT on Tuesday, May 31, 2022


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 $70 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 June 5. No refund for any reason after June 5. 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, May 31, 2021. 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 45 players. If more than 45 entries are received by the May 31, 2022 deadline, the field will be comprised of players that filed entries by the deadline in these categories:

1. Top 25 in the final 2021 NGA Girls’ Point Standings
2. Top 5 class finishers at the 2021 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 following the May 31 deadline. Tee times are based on availability, and include the restrictions below, so please call the PGC golf shop at (402) 291-5927 and reserve your time as soon as possible.

Practice Round Restrictions
Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2 – Available before 2 p.m.
Friday, June 3 – No Availability
Saturday, June 4 – Available after 2 p.m.
Sunday, June 5 – Available after 6 p.m.

Additional practice rounds prior to May 31 are available at a time convenient to PGC at a rate of $25 (walking) or $40 (with cart). To make arrangements, please contact Head Professional Jon Moore directly at (402) 291-5927.

Championship Schedule
Monday, June 6 - 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 7
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 8
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)

Championship Guidelines
NGA Championship Guidelines

Terms of Competition
Entry Form Terms of Competition

Player Memorandum
Player Memorandum - Championship

Pace of Play Information
Stroke Play Qualifying Pace of Play Policy - Platteview GC
Match Play Pace of Play Policy - Platteview GC

Rules Documents
NGA 2022 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Championship Notice to Players - Platteview GC (Draft)

Match Play Guidelines
Differences Between Match Play and Stroke Play

Media Guide
2022 NGA Media Guide

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

Platteview Golf Club

4215 Platteview Road
Bellevue, NE 68123
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 291-5927
Website -

General Manager - Leah Dickerson

Head Golf Professional - Jon Moore

Superintendent - Stephen Prasch

Course Yardage

1 4 345
2 5 470
3 4 332 261
4 3 165 155
5 4 356
6 4 336
7 5 440
8 3 146 107
9 4 334
Out 36 2,924
10 4 389
11 5 436
12 4 271
13 4 349 289
14 3 138 132
15 4 376
16 5 444
17 3 146 206
18 4 327
In 36 2,879
Total 72 5,803

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 1963-2021


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 2
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 2021

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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