Thiele Takes Solo Lead at Nebraska Women’s Amateur

Thiele Takes Solo Lead at Nebraska Women's Amateur

Second Round Conducted Tuesday at The Country Club of Lincoln

LINCOLN (August 4, 2020) - Lindsey Thiele of Wahoo sits alone atop the leaderboard at even-par for the championship after the second round of the 46th Nebraska Women’s Amateur Championship at The Country Club of Lincoln.

Thiele, who will be a freshman on the Husker women's golf team this fall, got off to a hot start on the front nine, carding four birdies, including two straight on Nos. 8 and 9. She made the turn in 34 (-2). Thiele stumbled late in her round, finishing with a bogey and a double-bogey on her final two holes, but still was able to stay two shots clear of the lead with her round of 73 (+1).

Aurora’s Danica Badura found her groove later in the round, carding birdies on Nos. 13 and 14 to get back to even-par on her round. She also had trouble late in the round, bogeying the final two holes to shoot a 74 (+2). With a win tomorrow, Badura would be the first player to win the Nebraska Girls’Amateur and Nebraska Women’s Amateur in the same year.

Nicole Hansen, who will be a sophomore for the Huskers this fall, carded two birdies in her final three holes on the front nine to make the turn at even-par in her second round. Hansen's 75 (+3) puts her tied with Badura heading into the final round.

Five-time champion Sarah Sasse-Kildow of Lincoln was the only player to shoot even-par. She is in fourth place after her round of 72 (E). After her two birdies on the front nine, she only had one bogey on the back nine to put her in position to try and win her sixth title.

Kirsten Baete of Beatrice is in fifth place after a 74 (+2) that included two birdies, and an eagle on the par-5 13th hole.

Kaitlyn Hanna of Omaha and Nicole Kolbas of Lincoln are tied for sixth after a 76 (+4) for Hanna and a 75 (+3) for Kolbas. Hanna birdied the par-3 12th hole. Kolbas birdied two of three par-3’s on the back nine, carding birdie-2s on 12 and 14 to play the back nine at even-par.

Pairings for Wednesday's Final Round are available on the championship website below, along with the scoring page and additional information.

Nebraska Women's Amateur Championship

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.

The Nebraska Women's Amateur Golf Association, founded in 1973, is an organization of golf clubs and individuals governed by amateur women golfers and formed for the purpose of promoting and conserving the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf for all women in the State of Nebraska. As NWAGA members, your participation and support is integral to NWAGA's success and will continue to enliven our efforts.

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