Nebraska Women’s Amateur Championship

46th Nebraska Women's Amateur Championship

The Country Club of Lincoln

August 3-5, 2020

Co-Presented by the Nebraska Golf Association and the Nebraska Women's Amateur Golf Association

Corporate Partners

The Country Club of Lincoln to Host Women's Amateur

The Country Club of Lincoln is now set to host the 46th Nebraska Women’s Amateur Championship on August 3-5. It will be the third time hosting for the club, which hosted its 12th Nebraska Amateur Championship last year. The club first hosted in 1978, when Omaha's Nanette Circo won her first of back-to-back titles, and then again in 2009, when Grand Island's JC Stevenson won her second of three titles. The 2020 championship will feature 54 holes of stroke play competition for the Championship Division, and 36 holes for the Non-Championship Division. Wahoo's Haley Thiele is the defending champion after winning her second title last year at York Country Club. Entries open April 1. Link to the tabs above for more.


Enter This Championship Online

Entry Deadline: 5 pm CDT on July 27


The Championship Division will play 54-holes of stroke play competition. This division is comprised of entrants with a Handicap Index of 6.0 or less or anyone that declares Championship. All other entrants comprise the Non-Championship Division. The Non-Championship Division will play 36-holes of stoke play competition on August 4-5 with flights created prior to the first round based on Handicap Index.



Non-Championship Division
Entrant must be a member of NWAGA or a female member of Nebraska Junior Golf. Entrant must also be a resident of Nebraska (see below) with an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index® issued by a “member club” of the Nebraska Golf Association. All players must conform to the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by the United States Golf Association and The R&A.

Championship Division
Entrant must be a member of NWAGA or either a) a female member of Nebraska Junior Golf or b) a college student as defined in item c or d of the residency clause below. Entrant must also be a resident of Nebraska (see below) with an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index® issued by a “member club” of the Nebraska Golf Association. All players must conform to the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by the United States Golf Association and The R&A.

Residency: An individual is considered 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 NWAGA Tournament Committee shall render any final decision.


Code of Conduct

The NGA and/or NWAGA 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 and/or NWAGA. 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 $155 (Championship)/$120 (Non-Championship) must be paid by every player. Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if the NGA or NWAGA is notified (402-505-4653, x103) before the close of entries. After the close of entries, fee will be refunded in the event of a medical condition, if requested before the first day of competition. No refund for any reason after that. A $15 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.

In addition to golf, entry fee includes cart; use of the practice facility; player luncheon on Tuesday and awards reception on Wednesday.


Entry Period

Online applications only. Entries open at 8 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. CDT on Monday, July 27. Entries may be accepted after the deadline, if field is not full, at the discretion of NGA/NWAGA.



Link below to access a current list of entries received by the NGA for the 46th Nebraska Women's Amateur Championship.

List of Entries

Practice Rounds
To be announced.

Championship Schedule
Monday, August 3
TBA - Registration
TBA - Practice Areas Open
TBA - Round One, 18-Holes, Championship Division Only (Tee 1)

Tuesday, August 4
TBA - Registration
TBA - Practice Areas Open
TBA - Round One, 18-Holes, Non-Championship Division (Tee 1)
TBA - Round Two, 18-Holes, Championship Division (Tee 10)
Following Golf - Luncheon Buffet

Wednesday, August 5
TBA - Practice Areas Open
TBA - Final Round, 18-Holes, Championship Division (Tee 1)
TBA - Final Round, 18-Holes, Non-Championship Division (Tee 10)
Following Golf - Awards Reception

Information on Lodging will be available here May 15.

Championship Division: Champion – custody of the traveling trophy, trophy and gold medal; Runner-Up – trophy and silver medal; Low Junior – crystal bowl; Merchandise Prizes – To be announced.
Non-Championship Division: Flight Winners – trophy; Merchandise Prizes – To be announced.

Terms of The Competition
Entry Form Terms of The Competition

Player Memorandum
Player Memorandum - Championship and Non-Championship

Pace of Play Information
Pace of Play Policy - The Country Club of Lincoln

Rules Documents
NGA 2020 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Notice to Players - The Country Club of Lincoln (Draft)

Sam Oehm, NGA Manager of Membership and Women's Programs; (402) 505-4653, x103

The Country Club of Lincoln

3200 South 24th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 423-2271
Website -

General Manager - Tom McKitterick
Director of Golf - Nick Muller
Superintendent - Ryan Krings
Ratings - Championship 75.3/136, Non-Championship 71.9/127

Course Yardage


Live scoring will be available here during the championship.

First Round pairings will be posted here following the deadline.

2020--The Country Club of Lincoln
2019Haley ThieleWahooYork Country Club
2018Jordan YorkScottsbluffBeatrice Country Club
2017Haley ThieleWahooWild Horse Golf Club, Gothenburg
2016Hannah ThieleWahooEldorado Hills Golf Club, Norfolk
2015Danielle LemekDoniphanNorth Bend Golf Course
2014Danielle LemekDoniphanHidden Valley Golf Club, Lincoln
2013Kayla KnopikPapillionThe Pines Country Club, Valley
2012McKayla AndersonFremontKearney Country Club
2011Kayla KnopikPapillionBeatrice Country Club
2010JC StevensonGrand IslandWild Horse Golf Club, Gothenburg
2009JC StevensonGrand IslandThe Country Club of Lincoln
2008Megan BartlettGrand IslandIndianhead Golf Club, Grand Island
2007Stephanie KolbasLincolnShadow Ridge Country Club, Omaha
2006JC StevensonGrand IslandNorfolk Country Club
2005Stephanie KolbasLincolnArborLinks, Nebraska City
2004Susan MarcheseOmahaWayne Country Club
2003Susan MarcheseOmahaHappy Hollow Club, Omaha
2002Sarah SasseLincolnOak Hills Country Club, Omaha
2001Sarah SasseLincolnFirethorn Golf Club, Lincoln
2000Sarah SasseLincolnBeatrice Country Club
1999Elizabeth BahenskyLincolnKearney Country Club
1998Sarah SasseKearneyHappy Hollow Club, Omaha
1997Sarah SasseLincolnHighland Country Club, Omaha
1996Heidi StarkLincolnOmaha Country Club
1995Susan MarcheseOmahaHillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1994Susan MarcheseOmahaPlatteview Golf Club, Bellevue
1993Sue ChurchichLincolnThe Pines Country Club, Valley
1992Susan MarcheseOmahaField Club of Omaha
1991Judy DykesColumbusNorfolk Country Club
1990Susan MarcheseOmahaFremont Golf Club
1989Francee KopeckyBellevueElks Country Club, Columbus
1988Francee KopeckyBellevueHeritage Hills Golf Course, McCook
1987Laura GuniaAllianceBeatrice Country Club
1986Susan MarcheseOmahaNorfolk Country Club
1985Susan MarcheseOmahaNorth Platte Country Club
1984Susan MarcheseOmahaHappy Hollow Club, Omaha
1983Susan MarcheseOmahaHighland Country Club, Omaha
1982Susan MarcheseOmahaOmaha Country Club
1981Cathy CurryColumbusHillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1980Cathy CurryColumbusPlatteview Golf Club, Bellevue
1979Nanette CircoOmahaOak Hills Country Club, Omaha
1978Nanette CircoOmahaThe Country Club of Lincoln
1977Cathy CurryColumbusElks Country Club, Columbus
1976Val SkinnerNorth PlatteLochland Country Club, Hastings
1975Dorothy SchwarzkopfLincolnRiverside Golf Club, Grand Island


Most titles: 11, Susan Marchese, Omaha (1982-1986, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2004)
Other Multiple Champions:
Sarah Sasse 5
Cathy Curry 3
JC Stevenson 3
Danielle Lemek 2
Kayla Knopik (Barnes) 2
Stephanie Kolbas 2
Francee Kopecky 2
Nanette Circo 2
Haley Thiele 2

Consecutive titles: 5, Susan Marchese, Omaha (1982-1986)

Longest Span, First to Last Victory: 22 years, Susan Marchese, Omaha (1982-2004)

Longest Span Between Victories: 8 years, Susan Marchese, Omaha (1995-2003)

Sister Champions: Haley Thiele, Wahoo (2017 & 2019) and Hannah Thiele, Wahoo (2016)

Junior Champions: Val Skinner, North Platte (1976); Sarah Sasse, Lincoln (1997 & 1998); JC Stevenson, Grand Island (2006); Hannah Thiele, Wahoo (2016)


Youngest winner: 15 years, Val Skinner, North Platte, 1976 (Lochland CC)


Most Times Host Site:

Beatrice Country Club 4
Norfolk Country Club 3
Happy Hollow Club, Omaha 3
The Country Club of Lincoln 3*

*After hosting in 2020




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