Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship

25th Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship

Landmand Golf Club, Homer

August 19-20, 2023

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Spellerberg Completes Mid-Amateur Three-Peat

Bennington's Johnny Spellerberg finished off the three-peat during the Final Round of the 25th Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship at Landmand Golf Club in Homer on Sunday. Spellerberg entered the day two strokes clear of the next player, after a first round 67 (-6), and fired another under-par round, a 71 (-2), to cruise to a six-stroke victory with a 138 (-8) total. It's the first time anyone has won three-straight Mid-Amateur titles, and he ties three others for the most titles in championship history. His 8-under total is also the second-lowest, only behind his 11-under total last year, and his six-stroke winning margin was one off the championship record. Visit the Scoring tab above for full results, and read the recap and watch the champion interview below.

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ENTRIES WILL OPEN MARCH 1 AT 8 A.M. CST

Enter This Championship Online

Exempt Player Entry Deadline: Friday, August 4, 2023

Entry Deadline: 5pm CDT on Friday, August 11, 2021

Eligibility

Entries are open to amateur golfers who will have reached their twenty-fifth birthday by August 19, 2023 with an active Handicap Index® based on ratings for men not exceeding 7.0 under the World Handicap System™ issued by a “member club” of the Nebraska Golf Association and a resident of Nebraska (see NGA residency below).

NGA Residency: An individual is considered to be a resident of Nebraska if they: a) maintain either a primary or a secondary residence in Nebraska, or b) are an active duty member of the United States Military stationed in Nebraska, or c) are a student physically attending college in Nebraska within a time period four-months prior to the event, or d) are a graduate of a Nebraska high school attending an out-of-state college. If these criteria are in question, the NGA Tournament Committee shall render any final decision.

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 $150 must be paid by every player. Players who withdraw (402-505-4653, x104) prior to the close of entries will receive a refund minus less a $30 service charge. Players who withdraw (402-505-4653, x104) after the close of entries but prior to the competition will not be issued a refund unless the reason for withdrawing is medically related. No refund for any reason after August 18, 2023.

Closing Date

EXEMPT PLAYER ENTRY APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NGA NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2023 TO MAINTAIN EXEMPT STATUS AND GUARANTEE A SPOT IN THE FIELD.

ENTRY APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NGA NO LATER THAN 5 P.M. C.D.T. ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 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 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.

Players

The championship field will be limited to 120 players. If more than 120 entries are received by the August 11, 2023 deadline, the field will be comprised of players that filed entries by the deadline in these categories:

1. Winners of the Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship the last 10 years (2013-2022).
2. Winners of the Nebraska Amateur Championship the last 5 years (2019-2023) that meet the eligibility requirements.
3. Winners of the Nebraska Match Play Championship the last 5 years (2019-2023) that meet the eligibility requirements.
4. Winners of the Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship the last 3 years (2021-2023).
5. Winners of the Nebraska Senior Match Play Championship the last 3 years (2019-2022).
6. From the 2022 Nebraska Mid-Amateur, the lowest 15 scores and anyone tying for 15th place.
7. From the 2023 Nebraska Amateur, the lowest 10 scores by a Mid-Amateur.
8. From the 2023 Nebraska Match Play, Mid-Amateur that makes the quarterfinals.
9. From the NEBGOLF POINT STANDINGS, the top 20 Mid-Amateurs as of August 4, 2023.
10. Qualifiers for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship the last 5 years (2019-2023).
11. Special Exemptions selected by the NGA Board of Directors.
12. Remainder of field determined by order of entry.

*Entry applications received by exempt players following the August 4, 2023 Exempt Player Deadline will be processed under category 12 above.

2023 Exempt Player List

Entries Received

Practice Rounds
Practice rounds will be available to confirmed players in the field August 17-18. To make arrangements for a practice round between August 17-18 players must contact the golf shop at (402) 508-2238. Practice round rate is $75 (includes cart).

Championship Schedule
Saturday, August 19
6:30 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - Round One; 18 Holes; Hole #1

Sunday, August 20
6:30 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - Final Round; 18 Holes; Hole #1
Following Play - NGA Hosted Lunch & Awards Presentation

Landmand Golf Club

2073 S. Bluff Road
Hormer, NE 68030
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 508-2238
Website - landmandgc.com

Farmhands - Adam Fletcher & Sam Kincaid

Head Superintendent - Pat Fischer

Course Yardage

HOLE PAR YARDAGE ALTERNATE YARDAGES
1 5 575
2 4 365
3 4 445 420
4 4 330
5 3 215 195
6 5 565
7 4 325
8 3 105
9 4 435
Out 36 3,360
HOLE PAR YARDAGE ALTERNATE YARDAGES
10 4 405
11 5 560
12 3 160
13 4 435
14 3 220 200
15 5 600
16 4 410
17 4 315
18 5 565
In 37 3,670
Total 73 7,030
YEAR Champion HOMETOWN SCORE SITE
2023 Johnny Spellerberg Bennington 138 (-8) Landmand Golf Club, Homer
2022 Johnny Spellerberg Bennington 135 (-11) Landmand Golf Club, Homer
2021 Johnny Spellerberg Bennington 138 (-6) Norfolk Country Club
2020 Andy Sajevic Omaha 138 (-6) Awarii Dunes Golf Club, Axtell
2019 Ryan Nietfeldt Elkhorn 140 (-2) Fremont Golf Club
2018 Travis Minzel Lincoln 142 (-2) Wild Horse Golf Club, Gothenburg
2017 Patrick Duffy Omaha 146 (+2)* Yankee Hill Country Club, Lincoln
2016 Patrick Duffy Omaha 145 (+1) Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue
2015 Jon Deines Omaha 138 (-4) Fremont Golf Club
2014 Trent Morrison Omaha 147 (+3) Beatrice Counrty Club
2013 Ryan Nietfeldt Omaha 144 (E)* Beatrice Country Club
2012 Patrick Duffy Omaha 139 (-5) Beatrice Country Club
2011 Travis Minzel Lincoln 143 (+1)* Fremont Golf Club, Fremont
2010 Travis Minzel Lincoln 141 (-3) Platteview Country Club, Bellevue
2009 Mike Vanier Lincoln 141 (-1) Yankee Hill Country Club, Lincoln
2008 David Ping Omaha -** The Players Club, Omaha
2007 John Williams Omaha 72 (E)* Ironwood Golf & Country Club, Omaha***
2006 J.J. Sullivan Omaha 143 (+1) Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, Lincoln
2005 Rick Dusek Omaha 142 (-2) Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue
2004 Pete Godwin Omaha 145 (+1) ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2003 Steve Samuelson Fremont 148 (+4) Indian Creek Golf Course, Elkhorn
2002 Tracy Mann Omaha 142 (E) Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, Lincoln
2001 Ryan Nietfeldt Omaha 141 (-3) Ironwood Golf & Country Club, Omaha
2000 Dr. William "Skip" Gist Omaha 147 (+5) Fremont Golf Club
1999 David Clouse Friend 145 (+1) Beatrice Country Club

 

*Won in playoff
** Match Play Format
***Weather Shortened

Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship Records 1999-2022

Champions

Most titles: 3, Patrick Duffy, Omaha (2012, 2016, 2017); Travis Minzel, Lincoln (2010, 2011); Ryan Nietfeldt, Elkhorn (2001, 2013, 2019)
Consecutive titles: 2, Travis Minzel, Lincoln (2010, 2011); Patrick Duffy, Omaha (2016, 2017); Johnny Spellerberg, Bennington (2021, 2022)
Longest Span, First to Last Victory: 18 years, Ryan Nietfeldt, Elkhorn (2001-2019)
Longest Span Between Victories: 12 years, Ryan Nietfeldt, Elkhorn (2001-2013)
Oldest Champion: 48, Rick Dusek, Omaha, 2005 (Willow Lakes GC)
Youngest Champion: 25, Ryan Nietfeldt, Omaha, 2001 (Ironwood G & CC); J.J. Sullivan, Omaha, 2006 (Wilderness Ridge GC)

Course

Most Times Host Site:

Beatrice Country Club 4
Fremont Golf Club 4
Ironwood Golf and Country Club 2
Wilderness Ridge Golf Club 2
Platteview Country Club 2
Yankee Hill Country Club 2
Landmand Golf Club 2*

*After hosting in 2023

Scoring

Low Score, 36 Holes: 135 (11-under), Johnny Spellerberg, Bennington, 2022 (Landmand GC); 138 (6-under), Johnny Spellerberg, Bennington, 2021 (Norfolk CC); Andy Sajevic, Omaha, 2020 (Awarii Dunes GC); 138 (4-under), Jon Deines, Omaha, 2015 (Fremont GC); 139 (5-under), Patrick Duffy, Omaha, 2012 (Beatrice CC)

Most Strokes Under Par, 36 Holes: 11-under (135), Johnny Spellerberg, Bennington, 2022 (Landmand GC); 6-under (138), Johnny Spellerberg, Bennington, 2021 (Norfolk CC); Andy Sajevic, Omaha, 2020 (Awarii Dunes GC); 5-under (139), Patrick Duffy, Omaha, 2012 (Beatrice CC); 4-under (138), Jon Deines, Omaha, 2015 (Fremont GC)

Lowest Score, Any Round: 65 (7-under), Jay Moore, Lincoln, 2020 (Awarii Dunes GC); 66 (6-under), John Sutko, Elkhorn, 2013 (Beatrice CC); 67 (6-under), Andy Sajevic, Omaha, 2022 (Landmand GC); Johnny Spellerberg, Bennington, 2022 (Landmand GC); 67 (4-under), Tracy Mann, Omaha, 2002 (Wilderness Ridge GC); Andrew Sajevic, Kearney, 2015 (Fremont GC)

Most Strokes Under Par, Any Round: 7-under (65), Jay Moore, Lincoln, 2020 (Awarii Dunes GC); 6-under (66), John Sutko, Elkhorn, 2013 (Beatrice CC); 6-under (67), Andy Sajevic, Omaha, 2022 (Landmand GC); Johnny Spellerberg, Bennington, 2022 (Landmand GC); 4-under (67), Tracy Mann, Omaha, 2002 (Wilderness Ridge GC); Andrew Sajevic, Kearney, 2015 (Fremont GC); 4-under (68), Lynn Johnson, Omaha, 2005 (Willow Lakes GC); Brian Csipkes, Gretna, 2010 (Platteview CC); Patrick Duffy, Omaha, 2012 (Beatrice CC); Johnny Spellerberg, Bennington, 2021 (Norfolk CC); Lance Morrow, Norfolk, 2021 (Norfolk CC); Michael Wilhelm, Omaha, 2021 (Norfolk CC)

Lowest Score, First Round: 66 (6-under), John Sutko, Elkhorn, 2013 (Beatrice CC)

Lowest Score, Final Round: 65 (7-under), Jay Moore, Lincoln, 2020 (Awarii Dunes GC)

Largest Winning Margin: 7, David Clouse, Friend, 1999 (Beatrice CC); Johnny Spellerberg, Bennington, 2022 (Landmand GC);

Highest Score by Winner, First Round: 75 (3-over), Trent Morrison, Omaha, 2014 (Beatrice CC)

Highest Score by Winner, Final Round: 75 (4-over), Tracy Mann, Omaha, 2002 (Wilderness Ridge GC)

Highest Winning Score: 148 (4-over), Steve Samuelson, Fremont, 2003 (Indian Creek GC)

Most Players Under Par, 36 holes: 16, 2020 (Awarii Dunes GC)

Two Rounds Under-Par: Ryan Nietfeldt, Omaha, 2001 (Ironwood G & CC, Par 72); Patrick Duffy, Omaha, 2012 (Beatrice CC, Par 72); Travis Minzel, Lincoln, 2012 (Beatrice CC, Par 72); Jon Deines, Omaha, 2015 (Fremont GC, Par 71); Chad Geiger, Lincoln, 2020 (Awarii Dunes GC, Par 72); Andy Sajevic, Omaha, 2020 (Awarii Dunes GC, Par 72); Lance Lawson, Norfolk, 2021 (Norfolk CC, Par 72); Johnny Spellerberg, Bennington, 2021 (Norfolk CC, Par 72); Johnny Spellerberg, Bennington, 2022 (Landmand GC); Brad Rowe, Omaha, 2022 (Landmand GC); Scott Tridle, Lincoln, 2022 (Landmand GC); Danny Woodhead, Elkhorn, 2022 (Landmand GC)

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