21st Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship
Fremont Golf Club
September 28-29, 2019
Fremont Golf Club
September 28-29, 2019
Fremont Golf Club will host the 21st Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship on September 28-29. It will mark a record-tying fourth time hosting for the club, which last hosted in 2015, when Omaha's Jon Deines won. An individual Handicap Index limit of 9.0 will be implemented for the championship in 2019. The defending champion Travis Minzel of Lincoln won a record-tying third title last year, and also won his second title at Fremont Golf Club in 2011. Entries are now open, visit the Entry tab for more details.
Entry Deadline: 5pm CDT on Friday, September 20, 2019
Entries are open to amateur golfers who will have reached their twenty-fifth birthday by September 28, 2019 with an active USGA Handicap Index® based on ratings for men not excedding 9.0 under the USGA 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 to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status as specified in the USGA Rules of Golf.
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 of $150 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 September 27. No refund for any reason after September 27. A $30 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.
Entries must be received by NGA no later than 5 p.m. C.D.T. on Friday, September 20, 2019. 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.
If the NGA deems it necessary to limit the field, it will be done so based on order of entry.
Complete details on practice rounds will be available later this Spring.
Saturday, April 28
Round One, 18 Holes
Sunday, April 29
Round Two, 18 Holes
Following Golf - Hosted Buffet & Awards
Terms of Competition
Entry Form Terms of Competition
Player Memorandum - Championship
Pace of Play Information
Pace of Play Guidelines & Tips
Group Pace of Play Checkpoint Graphic
Championship Pace of Play Policy - Fremont GC (Draft)
NGA 2019 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Championship Notice to Players - Fremont GC (Draft)
Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship Media Guide
General Manager - Doug Shiple
Director of Golf - Nathan Kalin
Head Superintendent - Dennis Kitzelman
The Championship will feature real-time scoring beginning Saturday, September 28.
Pairings will be available here following the September 20 deadline.
|2019||-||-||-||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||-||Fremont Golf Club|
|1999||David Clouse||Friend||145 (+1)||Beatrice Country Club|
*Won in playoff
** Match Play Format
Most titles: 3, Patrick Duffy, Omaha (2012, 2016, 2017); Travis Minzel, Lincoln (2010, 2011); 2, Ryan Nietfeldt, Elkhorn (2001, 2013)
Consecutive titles: 2, Travis Minzel, Lincoln (2010, 2011); Patrick Duffy, Omaha (2016, 2017)
Longest Span, First to Last Victory: 12 years, Ryan Nietfeldt, Elkhorn (2001-2013)
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)
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
*After hosting in 2019
Low Score, 36 Holes: 138 (4-under), Jon Deines, Omaha, 2015 (Fremont GC); 139 (5-under), Patrick Duffy, Omaha, 2012 (Beatrice CC)
Most Strokes Under Par, 36 Holes: 5-under (139), Patrick Duffy, Omaha, 2012 (Beatrice CC); 4-under (138), Jon Deines, Omaha, 2015 (Fremont GC)
Lowest Score, Any Round: 66 (6-under), John Sutko, Elkhorn, 2013 (Beatrice CC); 67 (4-under), Tracy Mann, Omaha, 2002 (Wilderness Ridge GC); Andrew Sajevic, Kearney, 2015 (Fremont GC)
Most Strokes Under Par, Any Round: 6-under (66), John Sutko, Elkhorn, 2013 (Beatrice CC); 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)
Lowest Score, First Round: 66 (6-under), John Sutko, Elkhorn, 2013 (Beatrice CC)
Lowest Score, Final Round: 68 (4-under), Lynn Johnson, Omaha, 2005 (Willow Lakes GC)
Largest Winning Margin: 7, David Clouse, Friend, 1999 (Beatrice CC)
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: 3, 2015 (Fremont 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)
Fewest Teams Under Par, 36 holes: 7, 2010 (Quarry Oaks GC); 2011 (ArborLinks)