Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship

22nd Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship

Norfolk Country Club

August 27-28, 2020

Wyatt Triumphs in Nine-Hole Playoff

Lincoln's Ed Wyatt survived a nine-hole playoff to win the 22nd Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship at Norfolk Country Club on Friday. Wyatt, who won the Nebraska Senior Match Play last year, was the first round leader after a round of 70 (-2) on Thursday. He lost his lead early, but made a run on the back nine to shoot a final round 73 (+1). Wyatt finished with a 143 (-1) total, tied with Papillion's Eric Murphy. The two went nine holes in the playoff before Wyatt finally closed out the win with a par on the 18th hole. Visit the Scoring tab above for full results, and read the recap below.

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Entry Deadline: 5pm CDT on Thursday, August 20, 2020

Eligibility

Entries are open to amateur golfers who will have reached their fiftieth birthday by August 27, 2020. 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. 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 a medical condition, if requested no later than August 26. No refund for any reason after August 26. 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 Thursday, August 20, 2020. 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 78 players. If more than 78 entries are received by the August 20, 2020 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 (2017-2019)
3. From the 2019 Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship, the lowest 10 scorers and anyone tying for 10th place
4. From the 2019 Nebraska Senior Match Play Championship, quarterfinalists of the Championship Bracket
5. From the NGA SENIOR POINT STANDINGS, the top 15 point leaders from the final point standings of 2019
6. Remainder of the field determined by order of entry

2020 Exempt Player List

List of Entries

Practice Rounds
Can be arranged by contacting the pro shop at Norfolk CC (402) 379-1188. The fee is $35 (walking) and $53 (including cart).

Available at a time convenient to the club beginning August 1st.

*Exception: No practice rounds available after 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Championship Schedule
Thursday, August 27
7:00 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Player Registration
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Round 1

Friday, August 28
7:00 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Player Registration
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Round 2
Following Play - Hosted Lunch and Awards

EXEMPTIONS
2020 Exempt Player List

COVID-19 Championship Guidelines
NGA Guidelines

Terms of Competition
Entry Form Terms of Competition

Player Memorandum
Player Memorandum - Championship

Pace of Play Information
Championship Pace of Play Policy - Norfolk CC

Rules Documents
NGA 2020 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Championship Notice to Players - Norfolk CC (Draft)

Media Guide
Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship Media Guide

Norfolk Country Club

1700 Riverside Blvd.
Norfolk, NE 68701
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 379-1188
Website - norfolkcountryclub.biz

General Manager - Jeff Kuhn

Head Professional - Tom Johnson

Superintendent - Cody Maple

Course Yardage

HOLE PAR 50-57
Championship
58-64 65+
1 5 542 510 491
2 4 392 367 353
3 4 361 342 320
4 3 195 176 155
5 4 415 395 330
6 5 540 490 465
7 3 151 140 118
8 4 382 346 337
9 4 387 347 340
Out 36 3,365 3,113 2,909
HOLE PAR 50-57
Championship
58-64 65+
10 4 327 315 295
11 5 529 509 460
12 4 387 338 317
13 4 372 358 338
14 3 175 160 155
15 4 361 335 330
16 4 370 344 317
17 3 164 146 131
18 5 546 520 469
In 36 3,231 3,025 2,812
Total 72 6,596 6,138 5,721

Wyatt Wins on 9th Playoff Hole

YEAR NAME HOMETOWN SITE
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
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
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
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 1999-2019

Champions

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

Consecutive titles: 2, Steve Samuelson, Fremont (2012-2013); John Sajevic, Fremont (2018-2019)

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*

*After hosting in 2020

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)

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 CC); Krumland, 2014 (Elks CC); John Sajevic, Fremont, 2016 (Oakland 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)

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

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