Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship

32nd Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship

Heritage Hills Golf Course, McCook

June 22-25, 2021

Atkinson Birdies His Way to Junior Match Play Title

Omaha's Christopher Atkinson saved his best for last, cruising to win the Final of the 32nd Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship, over Omaha's Connor Steichen, 5 and 4, at Heritage Hills Golf Course in McCook on Friday. Atkinson, a future Omaha Maverick, made five birdies in 14 holes to secure his first NGA title in his last summer of junior golf. Visit the Scoring tab above for the final bracket, and watch the champion interview below.



Enter This Championship Online

Entry Deadline: 5pm CDT on Monday, June 14, 2021


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 21. No refund for any reason after June 21. 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, June 14, 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 111 players. If more than 111 entries are received by the June 14, 2021 deadline, the field will be comprised of players that filed entries by the deadline in these categories:

1. Top 50 in the final 2020 NGA Junior Point Standings
2. Top 10 class finishers at the 2021 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), on Monday, June 21. Tee times are based on availability, so please call the Heritage Hills GC golf shop at (308) 345-5032 and reserve your time as soon as possible.

Additional practice rounds prior to June 21 are available at a time convenient to Heritage Hills at a rate of $15 (walking) or $33 (with cart). To make arrangements, please contact the Heritage Hills GC golf shop at (308) 345-5032.

Championship Schedule
Monday, June 21 - Practice Rounds
All Day - Practice Rounds (Included in entry fee, see Practice Round policy above)

Tuesday, June 22 - 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 p.m. - Girls’ Starting Times (1 Tee)
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Boys’ Starting Times (10 Tee)

Wednesday, June 23
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. - Round One Match Play (1 & 10 Tee)
1 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. - Round Two Match Play (1 Tee)

Thursday, June 24
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Boys Quarterfinals (1 Tee)
8:40 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. - Girls Semifinals (1 Tee)
1 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. - Boys Semifinals (1 Tee)
1:20 p.m. - Girls 18-Hole Final (1 Tee)

Friday, June 25
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8 a.m. - Boys 18-Hole Final (1 Tee)

Cobblestone Hotel and Suites, McCook - (308) 777-2000

Heritage Hills Golf Course

6000 Clubhouse Rd
McCook, NE 69001
Golf Shop Phone - (308) 345-5032
Website -

Head Golf Professional - Tyler Loop

Superintendents - Clint Coleman & Chris Vontz

Course Yardage

1 4 358
2 5 547 526
3 4 432
4 4 404
5 3 179 150
6 4 309 290
7 3 144 125
8 5 548
9 4 366
Out 36 3,287
10 4 400
11 4 412
12 3 220 190
13 4 375
14 5 579 551
15 4 435
16 3 165 150
17 5 554 520
18 4 447
In 36 3,587
Total 72 6,874
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 1990-2020


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 Country Club, Bellevue 2
Wayne Country Club 2
The Pines Country Club 2
Wild Horse Golf Club 2

*After hosting in 2021

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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