Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship

33rd Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship

Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue

June6-9, 2022

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Benge Catches Fire to Win Junior Match Play

Omaha's Jackson Benge caught fire during the Final of the 33rd Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship at Platteview Golf Club in Bellevue, cruising to a 6-and-5 win over Lincoln's Thomas Bryson. Benge birdied five of the first seven holes to jump out to a 5-up lead, and never looked back. Visit the Scoring tab above for the final bracket, and below, watch the interview and read the full recap.



Enter This Championship Online

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


Entrant must be a male 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, 2022. 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 111 players. If more than 111 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 50 in the final 2021 NGA Junior Point Standings
2. Top 10 class finishers at the 2022 NSAA High School 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)

Thursday, June 9
6:30 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
7:30 a.m. - Boys 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 4 398
2 5 520
3 4 344
4 3 174 165
5 4 376
6 4 387
7 5 457
8 3 181 154
9 4 391
Out 36 3,228
10 4 418
11 5 530 510
12 4 370
13 4 382 358
14 3 163 145
15 4 417
16 5 514
17 3 215 206
18 4 403
In 36 3,412
Total 72 6,640
2022 Jackson Benge Omaha Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue
2021 Christopher Atkinson Omaha Heritage Hills Golf Course, McCook
2020 Reed Malleck York Oakland Golf Club
2019 Luke Gutschewski Elkhorn Awarii Dunes Golf Club, Axtell
2018 Ryan Rogers Omaha York Country Club
2017 Kellen Rossman Norfolk Wild Horse Golf Club, Gothenburg
2016 Alex Schaake Omaha The Pines Country Club, Valley
2015 Nolan Maschka Omaha Kearney Country Club
2014 Alex Schaake Omaha Heritage Hills Golf Course, McCook
2013 Carson Schaake Omaha The Country Club of Lincoln
2012 Zach Taylor Omaha York Country Club
2011 Alex Totusek Omaha Oakland Golf Club
2010 John Spellerberg Fremont Fremont Golf Club
2009 Andy Sajevic Fremont The Pines Country Club, Valley
2008 Josh Reinertson Gibbon Wild Horse Golf Club, Gothenburg
2007 Colin O'Connor Omaha ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2006 Mike Coatman Lincoln Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue
2005 Mike Coatman Lincoln Wayne Country Club
2004 Joe Kubick Lincoln Heritage Hills Golf Course, McCook
2003 Joe Kubick Lincoln Firethorn Golf Club, Lincoln
2002 Trent Price Lincoln Beatrice Country Club
2001 Brady Bauer Lincoln Yankee Hill Country Club, Lincoln
2000 Brady Schnell Omaha Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
1999 Chris Hartwig Lincoln Platteview Country Club, Bellevue
1998 Tyler Chapman York York Country Club
1997 Seth Porter Hastings Bay Hills Golf Course, Plattsmouth
1996 David Hersch Lincoln York Country Club
1995 Steve Friesen Lincoln Indian Trails Country Club, Beemer
1994 David Hersch Lincoln Wayne Country Club
1993 Ryan Nietfeldt Grand Island Field Club of Omaha
1992 Kit Grove Lincoln Mahoney Golf Course, Lincoln
1991 Mark Dahir Omaha Platteview Country Club, Bellevue
1990 Chad Lydiatt Kearney Ashland Country Club

Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship Records 1990-2021


Most titles: 2, David Hersch (1994, 1996); Joe Kubick (2003, 2004); Mike Coatman (2005, 2006); Alex Schaake (2014, 2016)

Consecutive titles: 2, Joe Kubick, 2003 to 2004; Mike Coatman, 2005 to 2006

Longest Span, First to Last Victory: 2 years, David Hersch (1994-1996); Alex Schaake (2014-2016)

Longest Span Between Victories: 2 years, David Hersch (1994-1996); Alex Schaake (2014-2016)

Brother Champions: Carson Schaake (2013) and Alex Schaake (2014, 2016)


Most Times Host Site:

York Country Club 4
Heritage Hills Golf Course, McCook 3
Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue 3*
Wayne Country Club 2
The Pines Country Club 2
Wild Horse Golf Club 2

*After hosting in 2022

Match Play

Largest Winning Margin, 36-Hole Match (Final): 11 and 10, Trent Price defeated Lance Morrow, 2002 (Beatrice CC)

Most Consecutive Match Play Victories: 14, Mike Coatman, 2005 to 2007; 10, Joe Kubick, 2003 to 2004


Most Runner-Up Finishes: 

Mark Wright 2*
Eric Krzyzanowski 2*

*Never won

Most Times in Final:

Mike Coatman 3


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