to Co-Present Women's Championships
Includes Amateur, Match Play
9, 2018) The Nebraska Golf Association and the Nebraska
Womens Amateur Golf Association today announced an extension
of their partnership to co-present the states two premier
womens championships, beginning in 2018.
The two championships
have been renamed the Nebraska Womens Amateur Championship
and the Nebraska Womens Match Play Championship. In an effort
to uphold the traditions of these championships and grow participation,
the NGA and NWAGA will be co-presenters and the NGA will contribute
its resources to conduct the events at the same level as its 10
other state championships.
Womens Amateur Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event
that began in 1975 under the name of Womens State Medal
Golf Tournament. Omahas Susan Marchese owns the record books
of the championship, winning an incredible 11 titles. This year,
the 44th Nebraska Womens Amateur Championship will be conducted
at Beatrice Country Club, June 18-20. It will be the fourth time
hosting for Beatrice Country Club, and the first since 2011, when
Papillions Kayla Knopik (now Kayla Barnes) won her first
of two titles. Wahoos Haley Thiele is the defending champion
after winning last year at Wild Horse Golf Club in Gothenburg.
Entries open May 1 at 8 a.m. CDT, and close on June 8 at 5 p.m.
Womens Match Play Championship features an 18-hole Stroke
Play Qualifier followed by a cut to the low 16 players for the
Championship Match Play Bracket. This was the first womens
championship in Nebraska, and is the second oldest state championship
to the Nebraska Amateur, which started in 1905. The inaugural
championship was conducted in 1916 at The Field Club of Omaha,
and Lincolns Louise Pound won the title. Marchese also holds
the most Match Play titles, winning eight, the first in 1982 and
the last in 2010. The 95th Nebraska Womens Match Play Championship
will be conducted at Yankee Hill Country Club in Lincoln on July
23-25. Entries open June 1 at 8 a.m. CDT and close on July 13
at 5 p.m. CDT.
are open to any female amateur golfers who reside in Nebraska
and are a member of NWAGA. Golfers who currently attend college
in Nebraska are also eligible to compete, as well as those who
graduated from a Nebraska high school and currently attend college
in another state.
For more information
on these championships, visit the Competitions section of the
NGA website here: nebgolf.org/competitions.html
or the NWAGA website here: nwaga.org/competitions.html.
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.