Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship

25th Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship

The Players Club, Omaha

June 13-14, 2023

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Ringler Bounces Back to Win Senior Amateur

Lincoln's David Ringler lost the lead early in the Final Round of the 25th Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship, but made a charge on the back nine to cruise to the win at The Players Club in Omaha. Ringler, who recorded a career-low 67 (-4) on Tuesday to take the first round lead, bounced back on the closing nine to shoot 70 (-1) and win by four strokes with a 137 (-5) total. The 67 (-4) is the lowest first round in championship history, and the 137 total is also the lowest 36-hole total. Ringler's 5-under total is the second-most strokes under par, behind Fremont's John Sajevic's 6-under total in 2016 (Par 72). Visit the Scoring tab above for full results. 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: Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Entry Deadline: 5pm CDT on Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Eligibility

Entries are open to amateur golfers who will have reached their fiftieth birthday by June 13, 2023. Entrant must have an active Handicap Index® issued by a “member club” of the Nebraska Golf Association and be 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. 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 June 12, 2023.

Closing Date

EXEMPT PLAYER ENTRY APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NGA NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, MAY 30, 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 TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 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 144 players. If more than 144 entries are received by the June 6, 2023 deadline, the field will be comprised of players that filed entries by the deadline in these categories:

1. Winners of any of the following NGA Championships: Nebraska Amateur, Nebraska Match Play, Nebraska Mid-Amateur, Nebraska Senior Amateur & Nebraska Senior Match Play
2. Winners of the Gross Age Divisions of the Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship the last 3 years (2020-2022)
3. From the 2022 Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship, the lowest 10 scorers and anyone tying for 10th place
4. From the 2022 Nebraska Senior Match Play Championship, quarterfinalists of the Championship Bracket
5. From the NEBGOLF SENIOR POINT STANDINGS, the top 15 point leaders from the final point standings of 2022
6. Host Club Exemptions (2)
7. Remainder of the field determined by order of entry

*Entry applications received by exempt players following the May 30, 2023 exempt player deadline will be processed under category 6 above.

2023 Exempt Player List

Entries Received

Practice Rounds
Can be arranged by contacting the golf shop at The Players Club (402) 963-9950. The fee is $70 (including cart/range) + tax. Practice rounds will be available June 7-June 12 at a time convenient to the club. No practice rounds available before 2:00 p.m. on weekends. *Note: Only one practice round per player allowed.

Championship Schedule
Tuesday, June 13
7:00 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. - Player Registration (Morning Wave)
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. - Round 1, Morning Wave, 18-Holes, Holes #1 & #10
12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. - Player Registration (Afternoon Wave)
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. - Round 1, Afternoon Wave, 18-Holes, Holes #1 & #10

Wednesday, June 14
7:00 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. - Round 2, Morning Wave, 18-Holes, Holes #1 & #10
11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Hosted Player Lunch
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. - Round 2, Afternoon Wave, 18-Holes, Holes #1 & #10
Following Completion of Divisions - Awards

Divisions
Championship Division
*Consists of players competing in the 50-57 Division and those players that declare championship.

Age Divisions
50-57
58-64
65-71
72 & Older

EXEMPTIONS
2023 Exempt Player List

Terms of Competition
Entry Form Terms of Competition

Player Memorandum
Player Memorandum - Championship

Pace of Play Information
Championship Pace of Play Policy

Rules Documents
NebGolf 2023 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Championship Notice to Players (DRAFT)

Media Guide
Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship Media Guide

The Players Club

12101 Deer Creek Drive
Omaha, NE 68142
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 963-9950
Website - theplayersclubomaha.com

General Manager - Matt Hagnauer
Director of Golf - Tyler Lane
Superintendent - Jared Reinke

Course Yardage

HOLE PAR 50-57
Championship
58-64 65-71 72+
1 4 424 380 380 348
2 4 400 400 366 348
3 3 185 173 173 162
4 4 388 336 336 315
5 4 379 379 340 325
6 4 443 443 389 359
7 4 351 351 329 315
8 3 180 151 151 127
9 5 503 503 461 420
Out 35 3,253 3,116 2,925 2,719
HOLE PAR 50-57
Championship
58-64 65-71 72+
10 4 431 383 383 363
11 4 382 382 341 325
12 4 387 387 351 322
13 3 197 177 177 170
14 4 397 369 369 330
15 5 556 487 487 462
16 3 187 174 174 162
17 4 315 315 300 285
18 5 551 497 497 477
In 36 3,403 3,171 3,079 2,896
Total 71 6,656 6,287 6,004 5,615
YEAR NAME HOMETOWN SITE
2023 David Ringler Lincoln The Players Club, Omaha
2022 Brian Csipkes Gretna Champions Run, Omaha
2021 Ed Wyatt Lincoln Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue
2020 Ed Wyatt Lincoln Norfolk Country Club
2019 John Sajevic Fremont Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, Lincoln
2018 John Sajevic Fremont ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2017 Carl Johnson Omaha The Pines Country Club, Valley
2016 John Sajevic Fremont Oakland Golf Club
2015 Jay Muller Bennington Woodland Hills Golf Course, Eagle
2014 Mike Krumland Columbus Elks Country Club, Columbus
2013 Steve Samuelson Fremont Fremont Golf Club
2012 Steve Samuelson Fremont The Players Club, Omaha
2011 Knox Jones Lincoln Woodland Hills Golf Course, Eagle
2010 David Clouse Friend ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2009 William Lawson Omaha Norfolk Country Club
2008 John Sajevic Fremont Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
2007 Mike Hoefs Lincoln The Country Club of Lincoln
2006 Mike Krumland Columbus Platteview Country Club, Bellevue
2005 John Haney Lincoln The Players Club, Omaha
2004 Dave Pfaltzgraff Omaha Ironwood Golf & Country Club, Omaha
2003 Tom Olson Omaha Heritage Hills Golf Course, McCook
2002 Larry Irvine Lincoln Firethorn Golf Club, Lincoln
2001 Gary Bowen Omaha Ironwood Golf & Country Club, Omaha
2000 Tom Thomsen Fremont Fremont Golf Club
1999 Bob Hughett Lincoln Beatrice Country Club

50-57 Age Divsion

YEAR NAME HOMETOWN SITE
2021 Ed Wyatt Lincoln Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue
2020 Ed Wyatt Lincoln Norfolk Country Club
2019 Todd Pospisil/Bill Spangler/Kirby Smith Norfolk/Lincoln/Omaha Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, Lincoln
2018 Rob Mullin Omaha ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2017 Rob Mullin Omaha The Pines Country Club, Valley
2016 Steve Peterson Lincoln Oakland Golf Club
2015 Jay Muller Bennington Woodland Hills Golf Course, Eagle
2014 David Clouse Friend Elks Country Club, Columbus
2013 Steve Samuelson Fremont Fremont Golf Club
2012 Steve Samuelson Fremont The Players Club, Omaha
2011 Knox Jones Lincoln Woodland Hills Golf Course, Eagle
2010 David Clouse Friend ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2009 William Lawson Omaha Norfolk Country Club
2008 John Sajevic Fremont Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
2007 Mike Hoefs Lincoln The Country Club of Lincoln
2006 Mike Krumland Columbus Platteview Country Club, Bellevue
2005 John Haney Lincoln The Players Club, Omaha
2004 Dave Pfaltzgraff Omaha Ironwood Golf & Country Club, Omaha

58-64 Age Divsion

YEAR NAME HOMETOWN SITE
2021 Gregg Vonnahme Omaha Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue
2020 John Sajevic/Gregg Vonnahme Fremont/Omaha Norfolk Country Club
2019 John Sajevic Fremont Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, Lincoln
2018 John Sajevic Fremont ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2017 Carl Johnson Omaha The Pines Country Club, Valley
2016 John Sajevic Fremont Oakland Golf Club
2015 John Sajevic Fremont Woodland Hills Golf Course, Eagle
2014 Mike Krumland Columbus Elks Country Club, Columbus
2013 Larry Sock Lincoln Fremont Golf Club
2012 John Haney Lincoln The Players Club, Omaha
2011 John Haney Lincoln Woodland Hills Golf Course, Eagle
2010 Steve Redlin Omaha ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2009 Michael Hoefs Lincoln Norfolk Country Club
2008 Tom Olson Omaha Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
2007 Tom Olson Omaha The Country Club of Lincoln
2006 Tom Olson Omaha Platteview Country Club, Bellevue
2005 Larry Irvine Lincoln The Players Club, Omaha
2004 Michael Golter Bellevue Ironwood Golf & Country Club, Omaha

65 & Older Age Divsion

YEAR NAME HOMETOWN SITE
2021 John Sajevic/Skip Gist Fremont/Omaha Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue
2020 Jim Derby Omaha Norfolk Country Club
2019 Steve Redlin Omaha Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, Lincoln
2018 Charlie Doeden/Roger Miller Valley/Elkhorn ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2017 Scott Maline Kearney The Pines Country Club, Valley
2016 Charlie Doeden Valley Oakland Golf Club
2015 Tom Olson Omaha Woodland Hills Golf Course, Eagle
2014 John Haney Lincoln Elks Country Club, Columbus
2013 Tom Olson Omaha Fremont Golf Club
2012 Gary Bowen Omaha The Players Club, Omaha
2011 Roger Harms Grand Island Woodland Hills Golf Course, Eagle
2010 Roger Harms Grand Island ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2009 Roger Harms Grand Island Norfolk Country Club
2008 Roger Harms Grand Island Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
2007 Roger Harms Grand Island The Country Club of Lincoln
2006 Roger Harms Grand Island Platteview Country Club, Bellevue
2005 Bob Hughett Lincoln The Players Club, Omaha
2004 Jim Lowe Lincoln Ironwood Golf & Country Club, Omaha

Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship Records 1999-2021

Champions

Most titles: 4, John Sajevic, Fremont (2008, 2016, 2018, 2019); 2, Mike Krumland, Columbus (2006, 2014); Steve Samuelson, Fremont (2012, 2013); Ed Wyatt, Lincoln (2020, 2021)

Consecutive titles: 2, Steve Samuelson, Fremont (2012-2013); John Sajevic, Fremont (2018-2019); Ed Wyatt, Lincoln (2020, 2021)

Longest Span, First to Last Victory: 11 years, John Sajevic, Fremont (2008, 2019); 8 years, Mike Krumland, Columbus (2006, 2014)

Longest Span Between Victories: 8 years, Mike Krumland, Columbus (2006, 2014); John Sajevic, Fremont (2008, 2016)

Age

Oldest Champion: 64, Bob Hughett, Lincoln, 1999 (Beatrice CC); Larry Irvine, Lincoln, 2002 (Firethorn GC)

Youngest Champion: 50, Mike Krumland, Columbus, 2006 (Platteview CC); David Clouse, Friend, 2010 (ArborLinks)

Course

Most Times Host Site:

Fremont Golf Club 2
Ironwood Golf and Country Club 2
The Players Club 2
Woodland Hills Golf Course 2
Norfolk Country Club 2

Scoring

Low Score, 36 Holes: 138 (6-under), John Sajevic, Fremont, 2016 (Oakland GC); 139 (5-under), John Sajevic, Fremont, 2018 (ArborLinks); 140 (2-under), Knox Jones, Lincoln, 2011 (Woodland Hills GC); Steve Samuelson, Fremont, 2013 (Fremont GC)

Most Strokes Under Par, 36 Holes: 6-under (138), John Sajevic, Fremont, 2016 (Oakland GC); 5-under (139), John Sajevic, Fremont, 2018 (ArborLinks); 2-under (140), Knox Jones, Lincoln, 2011 (Woodland Hills GC); Steve Samuelson, Fremont, 2013 (Fremont GC); 2-under (142), Ed Wyatt, Lincoln (Platteview GC)

Lowest Score, Any Round: 66 (6-under), John Sajevic, Fremont, 2018 (ArborLinks); 67 (5-under), Dave Pfaltzgraff, Omaha, 2004 (Ironwood G & CC); 67 (4-under), Steve Samuelson, Fremont, 2013 (Fremont GC); 68 (4-under), Mike Krumland, Columbus, 2006 (Platteview GC); Krumland, 2014 (Elks CC); John Sajevic, Fremont, 2016 (Oakland GC); Ed Wyatt, Lincoln (Platteview GC); 68 (3-under), Knox Jones, Lincoln, 2011 (Woodland Hills GC)

Most Strokes Under Par, Any Round: 6-under (66), John Sajevic, Fremont, 2018 (ArborLinks); 5-under (67), Dave Pfaltzgraff, Omaha, 2004 (Ironwood G & CC)

Lowest Score, First Round: 68 (3-under), Knox Jones, Lincoln, 2011 (Woodland Hills GC)

Lowest Score, Final Round: 66 (6-under), John Sajevic, Fremont, 2018 (ArborLinks); 67 (5-under), Dave Pfaltzgraff, Omaha, 2004 (Ironwood G & CC); 67 (4-under), Steve Samuelson, Fremont, 2013 (Fremont GC)

Largest Winning Margin: 9, John Sajevic, Fremont, 2018 (ArborLinks); 5, Knox Jones, Lincoln, 2011 (Woodland Hills GC)

Largest Final Round Comeback: 7, Mike Krumland, Columbus, 2006 (Platteview GC); Dave Pfaltzgraff, Omaha, 2004 (Ironwood G & CC); 5, William Lawson, Omaha, 2009 (Norfolk CC); Carl Johnson, Omaha, 2017 (The Pines CC)

Highest Score by Winner, First Round: 79 (8-over), Larry Irvine, Lincoln, 2002 (Firethorn GC)

Highest Score by Winner, Final Round: 77 (5-over), Bob Hughett, Lincoln, 1999 (Beatrice CC); Tom Olson, Omaha, 2003 (Heritage Hills GC)

Highest Winning Score: 154 (12-over), Tom Thomsen, 2000 (Fremont GC)

Most Players Under Par, 36 holes: 2, 2016 (Oakland GC); 2020 (Norfolk CC); 2021 (Platteview GC)

Two Rounds Under-Par: John Sajevic, Fremont, 2016 (Oakland GC, Par 72); Jay Muller, Bennington, 2016 (Oakland GC, Par 72)

 

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