NGA Junior All-Star Team Announced
OMAHA (November 11, 2019) - Ten juniors have been selected to the Nebraska Golf Association’s 2019 Junior All-Star Team, including team captains Danica Badura of Aurora and Josh Bartels of Lincoln.
Members were selected based upon their performance in state and/or national tournaments and select team events this past season. In addition, other criteria considered include a player’s integrity and conduct both on and off the golf course.
Members of the 2019 team include:
|Josh Bartels, Lincoln*||Danica Badura, Aurora*|
|Luke Gutschewski, Elkhorn||Jalea Culliver, Omaha|
|Luke Kluver, Norfolk||Kaitlyn Hanna, Omaha|
|Reed Malleck, York||Kate Strickland, Lincoln|
|Josh Peters, Omaha||Lauren Thiele, Wahoo|
* Team captains
Kluver, who was on the 2016, 2017 and 2018 teams is the only junior boy to make four Junior All-Star Teams. He passes three others who made the team three times. Bartels made the team for the second straight year, while Gutschewski, Malleck and Peters are first time All-Stars. On the girls’ side, Strickland and Thiele are now two-time all-stars, while Badura, Culliver and Hanna are all first time selections. Strickland and Thiele, who are both sophomores, are on pace to tie the record of five selections, held by Thiele’s sisters’ Haley and Hannah, and Danielle Lemek of Doniphan.
As team captains, Bartels and Badura have also been named the 2019 NGA Junior and Girls' Golfers of the Year. Read more about their years at the buttons below, as well as more on the NGA's Awards and Recognitions.
About the NGA
The Nebraska Golf Association, founded in 1966, is comprised of all members of public and private clubs and/or municipal or regional golf associations which utilize an approved handicap service recognized by the USGA and provided by the NGA. Our mission is to uphold and promote the game of golf and its values to all golfers in Nebraska. Among the duties of the Association include governance of member clubs and service as their handicapping and course rating authority, conduct of state golf championships, local USGA qualifying & other notable competitions, promotion of junior golf, presentation of worthwhile educational programs and support of allied golf organizations in Nebraska. The Nebraska Golf Association is an Allied Golf Association of the USGA and carries out core services including Handicap Administration and Oversight, Course Rating, Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status, Tournaments and USGA Championship Qualifiers and USGA Initiatives and Community Programs.