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99th Nebraska Women's Match Play Championship

Elks Country Club, Columbus

May 31-June 2, 2022

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Whittaker Rolls to Women's Match Play Title

Megan Whittaker of Elkhorn took home another NGA title on Thursday after defeating Husker teammate Lindsey Thiele of Wahoo, 6 and 5, to win the 99th Nebraska Women’s Match Play Championship at Elks Country Club in Columbus. Whittaker won the Nebraska Girls’ Match Play in 2016 and 2018, but this is the Nebraska fifth-year senior’s first win at a women's championship. Visit the Scoring tab above for the full bracket, read the recap and watch the champion interview below.

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Entry Deadline: 5 pm CDT on Tuesday, May 24, 2002

Divisions

Championship Division
For individuals interested in competing for the Women's Match Play Championship title. Golfers will participate in an 18-hole stroke play qualifier to determine the 16-player Championship match play bracket. Those that do not qualify for the Championship match play bracket will be placed in separate match play brackets. Course set-up for the Championship Division will be between 5,800-6,000 yards.

Tournament Division (Gross and Net)
The Tournament Division offers either Gross or Net competition. Course set-up for the Tournament Division will be from a forward set of tees.

Those that register for Gross will compete in an 18-hole stroke play qualifier to determine brackets and seeds for the match play portion. Match Play brackets will be comprised of eight golfers.

Those that register for Net will be flighted in advance based on individual Handicap Indexes on May 24, 2021. Net golfers will compete in an 18-hole stroke play qualifier to determine seeds for match play within their flight. Both the qualifier and subsequent matches will be based on Net scoring. Match Play brackets will be comprised of eight golfers.

 

Eligibility

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 $120 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 May 30, 2022.

Entry Period

Online applications only. Entries open at 8 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Entries Received

Practice Rounds
To make arrangements for a practice round at a time convenient to Elks CC players must contact the golf shop at (402) 564-4930. Practice round rate is $30 (walking) or $50 (w/ cart).

Championship Schedule
Tuesday, May 31
7:00 A.M. - Practice Areas Open
7:00 A.M.-9:20 A.M. - Registration
8:00 A.M.-9:20 A.M. - Stroke Play Qualifying (All Divisions), 18-Holes, 1/10 Tee Start
Between Rounds - Hosted Player Lunch
2:00 P.M.-3:44 P.M. - Match Play (Championship & Founder's Flights) - Round of 16, 10 Tee Start

Wednesday, June 1
7 A.M. - Practice Areas Open
8 A.M.-9:30 A.M. - Match Play (All Divisions/Flights) - Quarterfinals, 1/10 Tee Start
1 P.M.-2:30 P.M. - Match Play (All Divisions/Flights) - Semifinals, 1 Tee Only

Thursday, June 2
7 A.M. - Practice Areas Open
8 A.M.-8:40 A.M. - Match Play (All Divisions/Flights) – Finals, 1 Tee Only
Following Golf – Awards Presentation

Lodging
A block of rooms has been secured at the Holiday Inn Express in Columbus at a reduced rate of $119.95 per night for a Double Queen room. To make a reservation call (402) 564-2566 and tell them you would like to reserve a room under the Women's Match Play block of rooms. To guarantee the above rate reservations must be made prior to May 10th.

Cancellation Policy - If you need to cancel your reservation prior to arrival you will need to do so 24 hrs. in advance. If you wish to cancel your room after arriving and checking-in will you need to do so before noon (12:00 p.m.) the day of.

Prizes
Championship Division: Champion – custody of the traveling trophy, trophy and gold medal; Runner-Up – trophy and silver medal; Qualifying Medalist – bronze medal; Other Flight Winners - Trophy; Merchandise prizes – to be announced.
Tournament Division: Flight Winners – Trophy; Net Flight 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 Stroke Play - Elks Country Club
Pace of Play Policy Match Play - Elks Country Club

Rules Documents
NGA 2022 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Notice to Players - Elks Country Club (Draft)

Match Play Guidelines
Differences Between Match Play and Stroke Play

Media Guide
Nebraska Women's Match Play Championship Media Guide

Contact
Justin Ahrens, NGA Assistant Executive Director
jahrens@nebgolf.org; (402) 505-4653, x104

Elks Country Club

5113 63rd Street
Columbus, NE 68601
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 564-4930
Website - theelkscc.com

Head Professional - Mike VunCannon
Superintendent - Eric Bice
Ratings - Championship 73.5/124; Tournament 71.1/119

Course Yardage

HOLE PAR CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
1 4 362 342
2 4 375 320
3 5 460 415
4 3 142 130
5 4 370 330
6 5 455 415
7 4 353 300
8 3 153 106
9 4 350 315
Out 36 3,020 2,673
HOLE PAR CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
10 4 343 334
11 3 133 119
12 4 320 295
13 5 513 425
14 4 400 342
15 5 484 430
16 4 345 280
17 3 165 143
18 4 328 328
In 36 3,031 2,696
Total 72 6,051 5,369
Year Champion Hometown Site
2022 Megan Whittaker Elkhorn Elks Country Club, Columbus
2021 Kirsten Baete Beatrice Awarii Dunes Golf Club, Axtell
2020 Katie Ruge Omaha Kearney Country Club
2019 Kate Strickland Lincoln Fremont Golf Club
2018 Nicolle Barmettler Elkhorn Yankee Hill Country Club, Lincoln
2017 Kaitlyn Krzyzanowski Scottsbluff Platteview Golf Club, Bellevue
2016 Hannah Thiele Wahoo Oakland Golf Club
2015 Danielle Lemek Doniphan Oakland Golf Club
2014 Danielle Lemek Doniphan Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
2013 Morgan Smejkal Columbus Wild Horse Golf Club, Gothenburg
2012 Elizabeth Lydiatt Kearney Awarii Dunes Golf Club, Axtell
2011 Mary Narzisi Omaha Tiburon Golf Club, Omaha
2010 Susan Marchese Omaha Firethorn Golf Club, Lincoln
2009 Kayla Knopik Papillion Kearney Country Club
2008 Megan Bartlett Grand Island Norfolk Country Club
2007 Anna Christenson Lincoln Heritage Hills Golf Course, McCook
2006 Sara Sackett Cambridge The Pines Country Club, Valley
2005 Stephanie Schaefer Columbus Elks Country Club, Columbus
2004 Andrea Dunagan Grand Island Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, Lincoln
2003 Melissa Prasch Kearney Shadow Ridge Country Club, Omaha
2002 Elizabeth Morell McCook Omaha Country Club
2001 Maggie Gabelman Lincoln Ironwood Golf & Country Club, Omaha
2000 Elizabeth Bahensky Kearney Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1999 Elizabeth Bahensky Kearney Four Winds Golf Course, Kimball
1998 Steph Kolbas Lincoln Heritage Hills Golf Course, McCook
1997 Elizabeth Bahensky Kearney Beatrice Country Club
1996 Heidi Stark (Wall) Lincoln Riverside Golf Club, Grand Island
1995 Heidi Wall Lincoln The Country Club of Lincoln
1994 Susan Marchese Omaha Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
1993 Rained out
1992 Sue Churchich Omaha Fremont Golf Club
1991 Ann Guiberson Bellevue Highland Country Club, Omaha
1990 Susan Marchese Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1989 Judy Dykes Columbus Omaha Country Club
1988 Susan Marchese Omaha Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1987 Susan Marchese Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1986 Kari Mangan Omaha Fremont Golf Club
1985 Kerre Dubinsky Lincoln Elks Country Club, Columbus
1984 Cathy Nelson Omaha The Country Club of Lincoln
1983 Susan Marchese Omaha Norfolk Country Club
1982 Susan Marchese Omaha The Country Club of Lincoln
1981 Cathy Nelson Omaha Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
1980 Val Skinner North Platte Beatrice Country Club
1979 Nanette Circo Omaha Highland Country Club, Omaha
1978 Cathy Curry Columbus Fremont Golf Club
1977 Nanette Circo Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1976 Nanette Circo Omaha Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1975 Theresa Wanek Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1974 Jean Hyland Lincoln Omaha Country Club
1973 Christie Travnicek (Schwartzkopf) Wilber Lochland Country Club, Hastings
1972 Bunnie Phillips Norfolk Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
1971 Christie Schwartzkopf Lincoln Norfolk Country Club
1970 Christie Schwartzkopf Lincoln The Country Club of Lincoln
1969 Christie Schwartzkopf Lincoln Riverside Golf Club, Grand Island
1968 Jean Hyland Lincoln Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1967 Nancy Young Omaha Highland Country Club, Omaha
1966 Betty Marchese Omaha Fremont Golf Club
1965 Dorothy Schwartzkopf Lincoln Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1964 Dorothy Schwartzkopf Lincoln Field Club of Omaha
1963 Dorothy Schwartzkopf Lincoln Beatrice Country Club
1962 Jean Hyland Lincoln Omaha Country Club
1961 Jean Hyland Lincoln The Country Club of Lincoln
1960 Nancy Young Omaha Skyview Golf Course, Alliance
1959 Dorothy Schwartzkopf Lincoln Highland Country Club, Omaha
1958 Jann Walker Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1957 Jean Hyland Lincoln Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1956 Jann Walker Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1955 Lucile Mann Lincoln Beatrice Country Club
1954 Phyllis Larson Omaha Omaha Country Club
1953 Lucile Mann Omaha The Country Club of Lincoln
1952 Lucile Mann Omaha Highland Country Club, Omaha
1951 Lucile Mann Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1950 Lucile Mann Omaha Hillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1949 Edith Goddard Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1948 Phyllis Larson Omaha The Country Club of Lincoln
1947 Phyllis Larson Omaha Omaha Country Club
1946 Phyllis Byrne Omaha Fremont Golf Club
1945 No Tournament
1944 No Tournament
1943 No Tournament
1942 No Tournament
1941 Betty Nolan Omaha Norfolk Country Club
1940 Betty Nolan Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1939 Florence Rietveld Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1938 No Tournament
1937 Phyllis Larson Omaha The Country Club of Lincoln
1936 Adele Sidles Lincoln Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1935 Adele Sidles Lincoln Eastridge Golf Club, Lincoln
1934 Bea Rohman Lincoln Shrine Club, Lincoln
1933 Mary Thalma Bangh Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1932 Bea Rohman Lincoln Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1931 Ida Tobin Lincoln The Country Club of Lincoln
1930 Rosalee Burke Lincoln Omaha Country Club
1929 Gertrude Stewart Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1928 Mary Levings Omaha Eastridge Golf Club, Lincoln
1927 Mary Levings Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1926 Jennie Fowles North Platte Lakewood Country Club
1925 Mary Levings Omaha The Country Club of Lincoln
1924 Jennie Fowles North Platte Omaha Country Club
1923 Jennie Fowles North Platte Field Club of Omaha
1922 Mary Levings Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1921 Emma Arnold Omaha Omaha Country Club
1920 Ella Sprague Omaha Field Club of Omaha
1919 No Tournament
1918 No Tournament
1917 Gertrude Stewart Omaha Happy Hollow Club, Omaha
1916 Louise Pound Lincoln Field Club of Omaha

Championships

Most titles: 7, Susan Marchese, Omaha (1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1994, 2010)
Other Multiple Champions:
Jean Hyland 5
Lucile Mann 5
Mary Levings 4
Phyllis Larson 4
Christie Travnicek (Schwartzkopf) 4
Elizabeth Lydiatt (Bahensky) 4
Jennie Fowles 3
Danielle Lemek 2
Adele Sidles 2
Bea Rohman 2
Betty Nolan 2
Cathy Nelson 2
Gertrude Stewart 2
Jann Walker 2
Nancy Young 2
Heidi Stark (Wall) 2

Consecutive titles: 4, Lucile Mann, Omaha (1950-1953)

Longest Span, First to Last Victory: 28 years, Susan Marchese, Omaha (1982-2010)

Longest Span Between Victories: 16 years, Susan Marchese, Omaha (1994-2010)

Mother-Daughter Champions: Betty Marchese, Omaha (1966) and Susan Marchese, Omaha (7-time Champion); Dorothy Schwartzkopf, Lincoln (4-time Champion) and Christie Travnicek (Schwartzkopf), Lincoln (4-time Champion)

Junior Champions: Theresa Wanek, Omaha (1975); Anna Christenson, Lincoln (2007); Hannah Thiele, Wahoo (2016); Kate Strickland, Lincoln (2019)

Age

Youngest winner: 15 years, Kate Strickland, Lincoln, 2019 (Fremont GC); 17 years, Theresa Wanek, Omaha, 1975 (Field Club of Omaha); Anna Christenson, Lincoln, 2007 (Heritage Hills GC)

Course

Most Times Host Site:

Happy Hollow Club, Omaha 11
Field Club of Omaha 11
The Country Club of Lincoln 10
Omaha Country Club 9

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