IS NEBRASKA SENIOR GOLFER OF THE YEAR AGAIN
The Nebraska Golf Association is proud to announce the selection
of Fremonts John Sajevic as the 2018 Nebraska Senior Amateur
Golfer of the Year for a record sixth time.
Sajevic has now won the honor six of the seven years it has been
awarded, winning in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 as well. He
was also the Nebraska Amateur Golfer of the Year twice, in 1989
The 62-year-old Sajevic continues to etch his name on trophies
and write his name in the record books. He did both at the 20th
Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship at ArborLinks in May. Sajevic
won a record third Senior Amateur title, and did so in spectacular
fashion, setting several other records along the way. His final
round 66 (-6) is the lowest score in championship history, and
his 139 (-5) 36-hole total is the second lowest, only behind his
own record of 138 (-6), which he set in 2016. It all added up
to a whopping nine-stroke win, shattering the old record for winning
margin, which was previously five strokes. The win also gave Sajevic
a ninth overall NGA title, which at the time tied him with Lincolns
Knox Jones for the most all-time. Omahas Alex Schaake joined
them at nine later in the summer.
At his home club in July, Sajevic added to an already incredible
resume at the Nebraska Amateur. Sajevic just missed out on another
Top 5 finish at the 110th Nebraska Amateur Championship at Fremont
Golf Club, finishing tied for sixth at 285 (+1). It was the 23rd
Top 10 finish of his career, which extends a record he already
owns, and a 33rd Top 25 finish, another record. Hes now
just one behind the great Larry Sock in a couple other categories
as well, by making his 33rd 36-hole cut, and also making the cut
for the 19th straight year.
In addition to those record-setting performances, Sajevic again
advanced to match play at the 51st Nebraska Match Play Championship
at Champions Run in Omaha, losing in the Round of 32. He finished
tied for third at the 20th Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship at
Wild Horse Golf Club in Gothenburg, and teamed up with his son,
Andy, to finish third at the 17th Nebraska Four-Ball Championship
at The Players Club in Omaha. They were also the first alternates
at Sectional Qualifying for the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship
at ArborLinks last month. Sajevic added a T-3 finish at the Fremont
Invitational, and a T-4 finish at the Dinsdale Classic to round
out another great year.
Sajevic will be honored at the Nebraska Golf Association's annual
awards banquet on Friday, November 16 at Omaha Country Club. In
addition, the NGA will recognize its Amateur Golfer of the Year,
Junior Amateur Golfer of the Year and Girls Amateur Golfer
of the Year. The Nebraska Women's Amateur Golf Association's Player
of the Year will also be honored.
Read the full
story on Sajevic in the upcoming December Issue of Nebraska Golfer.