Senior Amateur Golfer of the Year Award (2016)
NAMED NEBRASKA SENIOR GOLFER OF THE YEAR AGAIN
The Nebraska Golf Association is proud to announce the selection
of Fremonts John Sajevic as the 2016 Nebraska Senior Amateur
Golfer of the Year for a record fourth time.
Sajevic has now won
the honor four of the five years it has been awarded, winning
in 2012, 2013 and 2015 as well. He was also the Nebraska Amateur
Golfer of the Year twice, in 1989 and 1996. It was an-other successful
year at all levels of competition for Sajevic, as he won his second
Nebraska Senior Am-ateur title at Oakland Golf Club, becoming
the third player to win the championship twice. He also won the
Fremont Invitational at Fremont Golf Club, his home club, for
the 12th time. Hes now won the tour-nament in his 30s, 40s,
50s, and 60s.
The 60-year-old made
the cut at the 108th Nebraska Amateur Championship at Omaha Country
Club, and finished tied for 17th. It was his 17th straight year
making the 36-hole cut, and he has never finished outside the
top 25 in 31 championships. Sajevic qualified for match play and
lost in the Round of 32 at the 49th Nebraska Match Play Championship
at Firethorn Golf Club in Lincoln, and did the same in the Round
of 16 at the 6th Nebraska Senior Match Play Championship at ArborLinks
in Nebraska City.
Sajevic was the first
alternate at Sectional Qualifying for the 2016 U.S. Senior Amateur
Championship at The Players Club in Omaha, and the second alternate
at Sectional Qualifying for the 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship
at Shadow Ridge Country Club in Omaha. He also finished in the
top 5 at the Columbus Classic at Elks Country Club and the Dinsdale
Classic at Riverside Golf Club in Grand Island, as well as tied
for ninth at the Indian Creek Invitational at Indian Creek Golf
Course in Elkhorn.
Sajevic will be honored
at the Nebraska Golf Association's 50-Year Anniversary Gala featuring
Ben Crenshaw and presented by Sunice and Bobby Jones. The Gala
will take place Friday, November 18, at the CenturyLink Convention
Center in Omaha. In addition, the NGA will recognize its Junior
Amateur Golfer of the Year, Girls Amateur Golfer of the
Year and Amateur Golfer of the Year.