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Nebraska Golfer July 2019

1 - Three Clubs Celebrate 100 Years

The history of golf in Nebraska spans back to the 1800s, but only a handful of golf courses have been around for more than a century. Three more clubs have joined that rarefied air in 2019. Established in 1919, Fairbury Country Club, Riverside Golf Club and York Country Club are all celebrating their 100th year anniversary. Only eight clubs in Nebraska pre-date this group. The Field Club of Omaha is the oldest golf course in Nebraska, opening in 1898. The rest of the list includes several hosts of the Nebraska Amateur, including The Country Club of Lincoln, Happy Hollow Club, Norfolk Country Club, Kearney Country Club, Beatrice Country Club and a couple others. Tap the button below to read more.

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2 - Nebraska on Tour | Nate Lashley is a PGA Tour Winner

Nebraska on Tour keeps you updated on the progress of Nebraskans on the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour, Symetra Tour, as well as other Nebraskans trying to make their way in the professional ranks. For more frequent updates, follow @NGATracker on Twitter. (Photo: @PGATour)

Nate Lashley, formerly of Scottsbluff, qualified for the U.S. Open, put together a top 30 finish, and then ended the month with a bang. Lashley was the last man into the field as an alternate at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, and cruised to win wire-to-wire, by six strokes for his first PGA Tour win. He's just the fourth native Nebraskan to win on Tour, and the first in more than 30 years. Our own Will Morris talked to Lashley about his win and what it means to be a a PGA Tour winner, listen to the interview at the button below.

For updates on the rest of our Nebraskans on Tour, and more on Lashley's incredible win, tap the button below to read more on their seasons-to-date and what lies ahead.

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3 - 111th Nebraska Amateur Preview

The Country Club of Lincoln is prepared to host the 111th Nebraska Amateur Championship July 8-11. This year will be the club’s 12th time hosting this championship, and only three other clubs have hosted more times. It was also the first club to host the championship outside of Omaha in 1924. A full and loaded field of 156 players will compete, including the three-time defending champion Alex Schaake of Omaha. Schaake will be looking to join the great Bob Astleford of Omaha, as the only players to win four straight titles. Tap the button below to read the full preview.

4 - NGA Competitions | July 2019

The 52nd Nebraska Match Play Champion Caleb Badura of Aurora (left) and the 45th Nebraska Women's Amateur Champion Haley Thiele of Wahoo (right).

June was a busy month of competitions for the NGA, and four new state champions were crowned. Aurora's Caleb Badura captured the 52nd Nebraska Match Play Championship at The Players Club in Omaha, defeating Dan Huston of Omaha, 9 and 7, in the Final. Wahoo's Haley Thiele captured her second title in three years by winning the 45th Nebraska Women's Amateur Championship at York Country Club. Thiele's younger sister, Lauren, won the 57th Nebraska Girls' Match Play Championship at Awarii Dunes Golf Club in Axtell, to become the third Thiele sister to win that title. Elkhorn's Luke Gutschewski forced extra holes in the Final of the 30th Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship at Awarii Dunes, and won in 20 holes to capture his first victory. Tap the button below to read the recaps of these competitions and more from June.

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