Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship

21st Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship

Fremont Golf Club

September 28-29, 2019

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Nietfeldt Wins Record-Tying Third Mid-Amateur

Despite a challenging day of weather, the final round of the 21st Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship was completed on Sunday at Fremont Golf Club, and Elkhorn’s Ryan Nietfeldt raised a record-tying third trophy. Nietfeldt entered the day tied with three-time Nebraska Amateur champion Andy Sajevic of Omaha at 3-under, but Nietfeldt played steady golf and posted a final round 72 (+1) to win by one stroke over Sajevic, with a 140 (-2) total. The third title ties Nietfeldt with Lincoln’s Travis Minzel and Omaha’s Patrick Duffy for the most all-time. Visit the scoring tab above for full results, and read the recap and watch an interview with Nietfeldt below.


Enter This Championship Online

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.

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. 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.

Closing Date

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.

List of Entries

Practice Rounds
To make arrangements for a practice round at a time convenient to the club contact Fremont Golf Club at (402) 721-6642.  Practice round rate is $26.75 if walking and $46 if taking a cart.

Championship Schedule
Saturday, September 28
7:30 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
7:30 - 8:45 a.m. - Player Registration
9 a.m. - Round One, 18 Holes (Shotgun Start)

Sunday, September 29
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8 - 10 a.m. - Round Two, 18 Holes (1/10 Tee Start)
Following Play - NGA Hosted Lunch & Awards Presentation

Fremont Golf Club

2710 N Somers St.
Fremont, NE 68025
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 721-6642
Website -

General Manager - Doug Shiple

Director of Golf - Nathan Kalin

Head Superintendent - Dennis Kitzelman

Course Yardage

2019Ryan NietfeldtElkhorn140 (-2)Fremont Golf Club
2018Travis MinzelLincoln142 (-2)Wild Horse Golf Club, Gothenburg
2017Patrick DuffyOmaha146 (+2)*Yankee Hill Country Club, Lincoln
2016Patrick DuffyOmaha145 (+1)Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue
2015Jon DeinesOmaha138 (-4)Fremont Golf Club
2014Trent MorrisonOmaha147 (+3)Beatrice Counrty Club
2013Ryan NietfeldtOmaha144 (E)*Beatrice Country Club
2012Patrick DuffyOmaha139 (-5)Beatrice Country Club
2011Travis MinzelLincoln143 (+1)*Fremont Golf Club, Fremont
2010Travis MinzelLincoln141 (-3)Platteview Country Club, Bellevue
2009Mike VanierLincoln141 (-1)Yankee Hill Country Club, Lincoln
2008David PingOmaha-**The Players Club, Omaha
2007John WilliamsOmaha72 (E)*Ironwood Golf & Country Club, Omaha***
2006J.J. SullivanOmaha143 (+1)Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, Lincoln
2005Rick DusekOmaha142 (-2)Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue
2004Pete GodwinOmaha145 (+1)ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2003Steve SamuelsonFremont148 (+4)Indian Creek Golf Course, Elkhorn
2002Tracy MannOmaha142 (E)Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, Lincoln
2001Ryan NietfeldtOmaha141 (-3)Ironwood Golf & Country Club, Omaha
2000Dr. William "Skip" GistOmaha147 (+5)Fremont Golf Club
1999David ClouseFriend145 (+1)Beatrice Country Club


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

Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship Records 1999-2019


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)
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)


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)



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