Nebraska Women’s Match Play Championship


96th Nebraska Women's Match Play Championship

Fremont Golf Club

July 15-17, 2019

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

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Strickland is Youngest Nebraska Women's Match Play Champion

Kate Strickland of Lincoln became the youngest champion on Wednesday at Fremont Golf Club, cruising to win the 96th Nebraska Women’s Match Play Championship over another young player, Lauren Thiele of Wahoo, 6 and 4. At just 15-years-old, she's the youngest to ever win the title by two years, and she's also just the fourth junior champion in the 96-year history of the championship.  The final brackets are available under the scoring tab, and the recap is below.


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

Enter This Championship Online

Entry Deadline: 5pm CDT on Monday, July 8, 2019


To participate in the Senior Gross division, Participants must have reached their 49th birthday by the first day of the championship. 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.

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.



There are three divisions (Championship, Senior Gross and Net). The Championship Division is comprised of those golfers with an up-to-date handicap index of 6.0 or less and those that declare Championship. The Senior Gross Division is comprised of those golfers 49 and older with an up-to-date handicap index of 6.0 or less and those that declare Senior Gross. (Note: Golfers 49 and older with an up-to-date handicap index of 6.0 or less must choose to compete in either the Championship division or the Senior Gross division.) The Net Division will be comprised of those golfers with an up-to-date handicap index exceeding 6.0.


Entry Fee

Entry fee of $105 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 use of the practice facility and player luncheons on Monday and Tuesday.

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 Monday, July 8, 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 96th Nebraska Women's Match Play Championship.

List of Entries

Practice Rounds
Available at a time convenient to the Fremont Golf Club (402-721-6642). Fee is $25 (includes cart). Please note: certain dates and times may be restricted based on club activity.

Championship Schedule
Monday, July 15
A.M. - Registration
A.M. - Practice Areas Open
A.M. - Stroke Play Qualifying, 18-Holes, Shotgun Start
P.M. - Player Luncheon
P.M. - Match Play - Session One

Tuesday, July 16
A.M. - Practice Areas Open
A.M. - Match Play - Session Two
P.M. - Player Luncheon
P.M. - Match Play - Session Three

Wednesday, July 17
A.M. - Practice Areas Open
A.M. - Match Play – Final Session
P.M. – Awards Presentation

Note: exact match play schedule will based on number and size of divisional brackets

Block reserved at Fremont Holiday Inn Express (402 753-3850); to guarantee rate of $119.95+tax reservation must be made by June 21; After June 21, 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; Runner-Up – custody of traveling trophy and trophy to keep; Other Championship Flight winners – Medal; Merchandise prizes – awarded to semifinalists, runner-up and champion; Qualifying Medalist – custody of traveling trophy and trophy to keep.
Senior Gross and Net Divisions: Senior Gross Qualifying Medalist – trophy; Flight winners – Medal; Merchandise prizes – awarded to semifinalists, runner-up and winner.

Terms of Competition
Entry Form Terms of Competition

Player Memorandum
Player Memorandum - Championship, Senior Gross and Net Divisions

Pace of Play Information
Pace of Play Policy Stroke Play - Fremont Golf Club
Pace of Play Policy Match Play - Fremont Golf Club

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

Media Guide
Nebraska Women's Match Play Championship Media Guide

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

Fremont Golf Club

2710 North Somers Street
Fremont, NE 68025
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 721-6642
Website -

General Manager - Doug Shiple

Director of Golf - Nathan Kalin

Superintendent - Dennis Kitzelman

Course Yardage

2019Kate StricklandLincolnFremont Golf Club
2018Nicolle BarmettlerElkhornYankee Hill Country Club, Lincoln
2017Kaitlyn KrzyzanowskiScottsbluffPlatteview Golf Club, Bellevue
2016Hannah ThieleWahooOakland Golf Club
2015Danielle LemekDoniphanOakland Golf Club
2014Danielle LemekDoniphanOak Hills Country Club, Omaha
2013Morgan SmejkalColumbusWild Horse Golf Club, Gothenburg
2012Elizabeth LydiattKearneyAwarii Dunes Golf Club, Axtell
2011Mary NarzisiOmahaTiburon Golf Club, Omaha
2010Susan MarcheseOmahaFirethorn Golf Club, Lincoln
2009Kayla KnopikPapillionKearney Country Club
2008Megan BartlettGrand IslandNorfolk Country Club
2007Anna ChristensonLincolnHeritage Hills Golf Course, McCook
2006Sara SackettCambridgeThe Pines Country Club, Valley
2005Stephanie SchaeferColumbusElks Country Club, Columbus
2004Andrea DunaganGrand IslandWilderness Ridge Golf Club, Lincoln
2003Melissa PraschKearneyShadow Ridge Country Club, Omaha
2002Elizabeth MorellMcCookOmaha Country Club
2001Maggie GabelmanLincolnIronwood Golf & Country Club, Omaha
2000Elizabeth BahenskyKearneyLochland Country Club, Hastings
1999Elizabeth BahenskyKearneyFour Winds Golf Course, Kimball
1998Steph KolbasLincolnHeritage Hills Golf Course, McCook
1997Elizabeth BahenskyKearneyBeatrice Country Club
1996Heidi Stark (Wall)LincolnRiverside Golf Club, Grand Island
1995Heidi WallLincolnThe Country Club of Lincoln
1994Susan MarcheseOmahaOak Hills Country Club, Omaha
1993Rained out
1992Sue ChurchichOmahaFremont Golf Club
1991Ann GuibersonBellevueHighland Country Club, Omaha
1990Susan MarcheseOmahaHappy Hollow Club, Omaha
1989Judy DykesColumbusOmaha Country Club
1988Susan MarcheseOmahaHillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1987Susan MarcheseOmahaField Club of Omaha
1986Kari ManganOmahaFremont Golf Club
1985Kerre DubinskyLincolnElks Country Club, Columbus
1984Cathy NelsonOmahaThe Country Club of Lincoln
1983Susan MarcheseOmahaNorfolk Country Club
1982Susan MarcheseOmahaThe Country Club of Lincoln
1981Cathy NelsonOmahaOak Hills Country Club, Omaha
1980Val SkinnerNorth PlatteBeatrice Country Club
1979Nanette CircoOmahaHighland Country Club, Omaha
1978Cathy CurryColumbusFremont Golf Club
1977Nanette CircoOmahaHappy Hollow Club, Omaha
1976Nanette CircoOmahaHillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1975Theresa WanekOmahaField Club of Omaha
1974Jean HylandLincolnOmaha Country Club
1973Christie Travnicek (Schwartzkopf)WilberLochland Country Club, Hastings
1972Bunnie PhillipsNorfolkOak Hills Country Club, Omaha
1971Christie SchwartzkopfLincolnNorfolk Country Club
1970Christie SchwartzkopfLincolnThe Country Club of Lincoln
1969Christie SchwartzkopfLincolnRiverside Golf Club, Grand Island
1968Jean HylandLincolnHappy Hollow Club, Omaha
1967Nancy YoungOmahaHighland Country Club, Omaha
1966Betty MarcheseOmahaFremont Golf Club
1965Dorothy SchwartzkopfLincolnHillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1964Dorothy SchwartzkopfLincolnField Club of Omaha
1963Dorothy SchwartzkopfLincolnBeatrice Country Club
1962Jean HylandLincolnOmaha Country Club
1961Jean HylandLincolnThe Country Club of Lincoln
1960Nancy YoungOmahaSkyview Golf Course, Alliance
1959Dorothy SchwartzkopfLincolnHighland Country Club, Omaha
1958Jann WalkerOmahaHappy Hollow Club, Omaha
1957Jean HylandLincolnHillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1956Jann WalkerOmahaField Club of Omaha
1955Lucile MannLincolnBeatrice Country Club
1954Phyllis LarsonOmahaOmaha Country Club
1953Lucile MannOmahaThe Country Club of Lincoln
1952Lucile MannOmahaHighland Country Club, Omaha
1951Lucile MannOmahaHappy Hollow Club, Omaha
1950Lucile MannOmahaHillcrest Country Club, Lincoln
1949Edith GoddardOmahaField Club of Omaha
1948Phyllis LarsonOmahaThe Country Club of Lincoln
1947Phyllis LarsonOmahaOmaha Country Club
1946Phyllis ByrneOmahaFremont Golf Club
1945No Tournament
1944No Tournament
1943No Tournament
1942No Tournament
1941Betty NolanOmahaNorfolk Country Club
1940Betty NolanOmahaField Club of Omaha
1939Florence RietveldOmahaHappy Hollow Club, Omaha
1938No Tournament
1937Phyllis LarsonOmahaThe Country Club of Lincoln
1936Adele SidlesLincolnHappy Hollow Club, Omaha
1935Adele SidlesLincolnEastridge Golf Club, Lincoln
1934Bea RohmanLincolnShrine Club, Lincoln
1933Mary Thalma BanghOmahaField Club of Omaha
1932Bea RohmanLincolnHappy Hollow Club, Omaha
1931Ida TobinLincolnThe Country Club of Lincoln
1930Rosalee BurkeLincolnOmaha Country Club
1929Gertrude StewartOmahaField Club of Omaha
1928Mary LevingsOmahaEastridge Golf Club, Lincoln
1927Mary LevingsOmahaHappy Hollow Club, Omaha
1926Jennie FowlesNorth PlatteLakewood Country Club
1925Mary LevingsOmahaThe Country Club of Lincoln
1924Jennie FowlesNorth PlatteOmaha Country Club
1923Jennie FowlesNorth PlatteField Club of Omaha
1922Mary LevingsOmahaHappy Hollow Club, Omaha
1921Emma ArnoldOmahaOmaha Country Club
1920Ella SpragueOmahaField Club of Omaha
1919No Tournament
1918No Tournament
1917Gertrude StewartOmahaHappy Hollow Club, Omaha
1916Louise PoundLincolnField Club of Omaha


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-Daugher 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)


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


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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