Nebraska Women’s Amateur Championship

50th Nebraska Women's Amateur Championship

Oak Hills Country Club

June 4-6, 2024

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Ruge Rolls at 50th Nebraska Women's Amateur

Omaha's Katie Ruge rolled to win the 50th Nebraska Women’s Amateur Championship at Oak Hills Country Club on Thursday. Ruge battled through difficult Final Round conditions to shoot a 75 (+4) and win by eight strokes with a 214 (+1) total. This is her first Nebraska Women's Amateur title, and third overall NebGolf title. She's the 15th player to win both women's majors, adding this to her 2020 Nebraska Women's Match Play title.  Read the recap and watch the champion interview below, and see full results under the Scoring tab above.



Enter This Championship Online

Entry Deadline: 5pm CDT on Tuesday, May 28, 2024


Entrant must be a female amateur golfer with an up-to-date Handicap Index® issued by a "member club" of the Nebraska Golf Association and a resident of Nebraska (see NebGolf residency below). All players must conform to the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by the United States Golf Association and The R&A.

ResidencyAn 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 NebGolf 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

NebGolf 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 NebGolf. 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 $175 must be paid by every player. Players who withdraw (402-505-4653, x104) prior to the close of entries will receive a refund 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 3, 2024.

In addition to golf, entry fee includes use of the practice facility, on-course amenities, and a player reception.

Closing Date


Late applications are not acceptable and will be automatically rejected. (Entries by telephone, mail, e-mail, or FAX not acceptable.) Time limit for entries means time of receipt at NebGolf (not time entry is transmitted to NebGolf). 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 NebGolf will have no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including rejection of the entry.

Entries Received

Practice Rounds
Practice rounds will be available beginning May 7th at a time convenient to the club Tuesday-Thursday and after 2:00 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Practice rounds may be arranged by contacting the Oak Hills Country Club Pro Shop at (402) 895-4383. Cost of a practice round will be $30 (walking) or $45 (riding).

ONLY one (1) practice round per player will be allowed. Based on availability, unaccompanied guests (non-players) may play at a cost of $125.

Championship Schedule
Tuesday, June 4
7:30 A.M. - Practice Areas Open
7:30-10:30 A.M. - Registration
8:30-10:30 A.M. - Round One, 18-Holes

Wednesday, June 5
7:30 A.M. - Practice Areas Open
8:30-10:30 A.M. - Round Two, 18-Holes

Thursday, June 6
7:30 A.M. - Practice Areas Open
8:30-10:30 A.M. - Final Round, 18-Holes
Following Competition - Player Reception & Awards

Terms of The Competition
Entry Form Terms of The Competition

Player Memorandum
Player Memorandum - Championship

Pace of Play Information
Championship Pace of Play Policy

Rules Documents
NebGolf 2024 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Championship Notice to Players (DRAFT)

Justin Ahrens, Assistant Executive Director
(402) 505-4653, ext. 104

Oak Hills Country Club

12325 Golfing Green Drive
Omaha, NE 68137
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 895-4383
Website -

General Manager - Mike Zadalis
Director of Golf - Bobby O'Keefe
Head Golf Professional - Justin Herron
Director of Grounds - Andy Rhylander

Course Yardage

1 5 483
2 3 136 158
3 4 380
4 3 165 136
5 4 361
6 5 500
7 4 355
8 5 500
9 3 185 171
Out 36 3,065
10 4 310
11 4 420 350
12 3 195 165
13 4 390
14 4 358
15 3 150 131
16 4 276
17 5 481
18 4 408 340
In 35 2,988
Total 71 6,053
Year Champion Hometown Site
2024 Katie Ruge Omaha Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
2023 Miu Takahashi Lincoln Fremont Golf Club
2022 Megan Whittaker Elkhorn Wilderness Ridge Country Club, Lincoln
2021 Danica Badura Aurora The Club at Indian Creek, Elkhorn (Red-Black)
2020 Danica Badura Aurora The Country Club of Lincoln
2019 Haley Thiele Wahoo York Country Club
2018 Jordan York Scottsbluff Beatrice Country Club
2017 Haley Thiele Wahoo Wild Horse Golf Club, Gothenburg
2016 Hannah Thiele Wahoo Eldorado Hills Golf Club, Norfolk
2015 Danielle Lemek Doniphan North Bend Golf Course
2014 Danielle Lemek Doniphan Hidden Valley Golf Club, Lincoln
2013 Kayla Knopik Papillion The Pines Country Club, Valley
2012 McKayla Anderson Fremont Kearney Country Club
2011 Kayla Knopik Papillion Beatrice Country Club
2010 JC Stevenson Grand Island Wild Horse Golf Club, Gothenburg
2009 JC Stevenson Grand Island The Country Club of Lincoln
2008 Megan Bartlett Grand Island Indianhead Golf Club, Grand Island
2007 Stephanie Kolbas Lincoln Shadow Ridge Country Club, Omaha
2006 JC Stevenson Grand Island Norfolk Country Club
2005 Stephanie Kolbas Lincoln ArborLinks, Nebraska City
2004 Susan Marchese Omaha Wayne Country Club
2003 Susan Marchese Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
2002 Sarah Sasse Lincoln Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
2001 Sarah Sasse Lincoln Firethorn Golf Club, Lincoln
2000 Sarah Sasse Lincoln Beatrice Country Club
1999 Elizabeth Bahensky Kearney Kearney Country Club
1998 Sarah Sasse Lincoln Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1997 Sarah Sasse Lincoln Highland Country Club, Omaha
1996 Heidi Stark Lincoln Omaha Country Club
1995 Susan Marchese Omaha Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1994 Susan Marchese Omaha Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue
1993 Sue Churchich Lincoln The Pines Country Club, Valley
1992 Susan Marchese Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1991 Judy Dykes Columbus Norfolk Country Club
1990 Susan Marchese Omaha Fremont Golf Club
1989 Francee Kopecky Bellevue Elks Country Club, Columbus
1988 Francee Kopecky Bellevue Heritage Hills Golf Course, McCook
1987 Laura Gunia Alliance Beatrice Country Club
1986 Susan Marchese Omaha Norfolk Country Club
1985 Susan Marchese Omaha North Platte Country Club
1984 Susan Marchese Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1983 Susan Marchese Omaha Highland Country Club, Omaha
1982 Susan Marchese Omaha Omaha Country Club
1981 Cathy Curry Columbus Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1980 Cathy Curry Columbus Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue
1979 Nanette Circo Omaha Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
1978 Nanette Circo Omaha The Country Club of Lincoln
1977 Cathy Curry Columbus Elks Country Club, Columbus
1976 Val Skinner North Platte Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1975 Dorothy Schwarzkopf Lincoln Riverside 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



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