Nebraska Women’s Amateur Championship

45th Nebraska Women's Amateur Championship

York Country Club

June 26-28, 2019

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

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Thiele Rolls to Women's Amateur Title at York CC

Haley Thiele of Wahoo won her second title in three years, capturing the 45th Nebraska Women’s Amateur Championship at York Country Club by eight strokes. Thiele shot a final round 76 (+6) and finished with a 220 (+10) total. In the Non-Championship Division, Elkhorn's Sarah Nordlund won the First Flight, Tekamah's Bev Guzinski won the Second Flight and Cairo's Pat Hancock took the Third Flight. Visit the Scoring tab above for full results, and read or watch the final round recap below.


Entries Will Open May 1 at 8 a.m. CDT

Enter This Championship Online

Entry Deadline: 5 pm CDT on Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Entrant must be a female amateur golfer with an active USGA Handicap Index® issued by a “member club” of the Nebraska Golf Association. Entrant must also be a member of NWAGA and a “resident” of Nebraska (See below).

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, 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.


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 with flights created prior to the final round based on first round scores.

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 $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 $25 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.

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

Entry Period

Online applications only. Entries open at 8 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Entries may be accepted after the deadline, if field is not full, at the discretion of NGA/NWAGA. Entries may no longer be accepted once groupings have been announced.


Link below to access a current list of entries received by the NGA for the 45th Nebraska Women's Amateur Championship.

List of Entries

Practice Rounds
Available at a time convenient to the York Country Club (402-362-3721). Fee is $20 (walking) or $35 (with cart). Please note: certain dates and times may be restricted based on club activity.

Championship Schedule
Wednesday, June 26
Beginning at 6:45 a.m. - Registration
6:45 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8 a.m. - 9:06 a.m. - Round One, 18-Holes, Championship Division Only (Tee 1)

Thursday, June 27
Beginning at 6:45 a.m. - Registration
6:45 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8 a.m. - 9:06 a.m. - Round One, 18-Holes, Non-Championship Division (Tee 1)
8 a.m. - 9:06 a.m. - Round Two, 18-Holes, Championship Division (Tee 10)
Following Golf - Italian Luncheon Buffet

Friday, June 28
6:45 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8 a.m. - 9:06 a.m. - Final Round, 18-Holes, Championship Division (Tee 1)
8 a.m. - 9:06 a.m. - Final Round, 18-Holes, Non-Championship Division (Tee 10)
Following Golf - Awards Reception

Block reserved at York Holiday Inn Express (402 745-6272); to guarantee rate of $109+tax reservation must be made by June 10; After June 10, rate guaranteed based on availability only; Reference Nebraska Women’s Golf Association when making reservation.

Championship Division: Champion – custody of the traveling trophy, trophy and medal to keep; Senior Medalist – trophy; Merchandise prizes – awarded to top third. Non-Championship Flights: Winners – Medal; Merchandise prizes – awarded to top third.

Terms of Competition
Entry Form Terms of Competition

Player Memorandum
Player Memorandum - Championship and Non-Championship

Pace of Play Information
Pace of Play Policy - York Country Club

Rules Documents
NGA 2019 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Notice to Players - York Country Club (Draft)

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

York Country Club

1016 West Elm
York, NE 68467
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 362-3721
Website -

Head Professional - Bill Thomas

Superintendent - Brian Gleason

Course Yardage

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

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) 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




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