Nebraska Women’s Amateur Championship

47th Nebraska Women's Amateur Championship

The Club at Indian Creek, Elkhorn

July 19-21, 2021

Badura Cruises to Back-to-Back Titles

It was an 18-hole coronation on Wednesday at The Club at Indian Creek in Elkhorn, as Aurora's Danica Badura grew her lead and cruised to win the 47th Nebraska Women’s Amateur Championship for her second-straight title. On a day when only six players in the championship division broke 80, Badura put together a 75 (+3) to secure an eight-stroke win with a 221 (+5) total. It's back-to-back titles for the University of South Dakota golfer, who won her first title last year by two strokes. She's the 11th player to win multiple Nebraska Women's Amateur titles. Visit the Scoring tab above for final results, read the recap below and watch the champion interview below.


Enter This Championship Online

Entry Deadline: 5 pm CDT on July 12


Championship Division
For individuals interested in competing for the Women's Amateur Championship title. The Championship Division will play 54-holes of stroke play competition July 19-21. Course set-up for the Championship Division will be between 5,800-6,000 yards.

Tournament Division
The Tournament Division will play 36-holes of stoke play competition July 20-21. Tournament Division Flights will be created for prize purposes based on round one scores. Course set-up for the Tournament Division will be from a forward set of tees.



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 NGA 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 NGA Tournament Committee shall render any final decision.


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 (Championship)/$120 (Tournament) 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 July 18, 2021.

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


Entry Period

Online applications only. Entries open at 8 a.m. CDT on Monday, March 1, 2021. Entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. CDT on Monday, July 12.



Link below to access a current list of entries received by the NGA for the 47th Nebraska Women's Amateur Championship.

List of Entries

Practice Rounds
Indian Creek is a public facility and is accessible for golf prior to the event at the normal green fee rate (Monday – Thursday: $39 walking, $58 with cart; Monday – Thursday for Seniors (55+), Juniors (17 & under) and Military: $25 walking, $44 with cart; Friday – Sunday & Holidays: $47 walking, $66 with cart). Please call the golf shop at (402) 289-0900, ext 5. to make a tee time reservation for Red Feather and Black Bird rotation.

Championship Schedule
Monday, July 19
7:00 A.M.-9:30 A.M. - Registration (Championship Division)
7:00 A.M. - Practice Areas Open
8:00 A.M.-9:50 A.M. - Round One, 18-Holes, Championship Division Only (Tee 1)

Tuesday, July 20
7:00 A.M.-9:30 A.M. - Registration (Tournament Division)
7:00 A.M. - Practice Areas Open
8:00 A.M.-9:30 A.M. - Round One, 18-Holes, Tournament Division (Tee 1)
8:00 A.M.-9:40 A.M. - Round Two, 18-Holes, Championship Division (Tee 10)
Following Play. - Player Luncheon

Wednesday, July 21
7:00 A.M. - Practice Areas Open
8:00 A.M.-9:40 A.M. - Final Round, 18-Holes, Championship Division (Tee 1)
8:00 A.M.-9:30 A.M. - Final Round, 18-Holes, Tournament Division (Tee 10)
1:00 P.M. - Awards Reception

Because of the large number of lodging options available in the Omaha area there are no hotel arrangements made for this Championship.

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

Championship Guidelines
NGA Championship Guidelines

Terms of The Competition
Entry Form Terms of The Competition

Player Memorandum
Player Memorandum

Pace of Play Information
Pace of Play Policy - The Club at Indian Creek

Rules Documents
NGA 2021 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Notice to Players - The Club at Indian Creek (Draft)

Justin Ahrens, NGA Assistant Executive Director; (402) 505-4653, x104

The Club at Indian Creek (Red Feather/Black Bird)

3825 North 202nd Street
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 289-0900
Website -

Director of Golf - James Rolls
Club Manager - Bryan Ziegenbein
Superintendent - Jim Nedrow
Ratings - Championship 76.1/133; Tournament 70.3/121

Course Yardage

1 5 468 362
2 4 364 282
3 4 371 292
4 4 344 311
5 3 148 130
6 5 443 400
7 4 305/244 244
8 3 109/134 109
9 4 336 309
Out 36 2,888 2,439
10 4 384/368 331
11 4 363 286
12 4 356 291
13 5 500/472 442
14 3 177/149 126
15 4 350 312
16 5 470 419
17 3 136 116
18 4 353 278
In 36 3,089 2,601
Total 72 5,977 5,040
Year Champion Hometown Site
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*

*After hosting in 2020




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