Nebraska Golfer November 2018

1 - Skinner, Sasse-Kildow and Rack Enter Hall of Fame

Richard Skinner (left), Sarah Sasse-Kildow and Mike Rack were inducted into the Nebraska Golf Hall of Fame in October. Photo courtesy of Stu Pospisil (Omaha World-Herald)

The Nebraska Golf Hall of Fame inducted three more members on October 15 at Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln. The trio of golfers includes PGA Professional Richard Skinner of North Platte, and former Huskers Sarah Sasse-Kildow, a five-time Nebraska Women's Amateur Champion, and Mike Rack, a two-time Nebraska Amateur Champion.

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2 - NSAA Girls' Golf Recap

It was a typical ending to the 2018 Nebraska Girls' High School Golf Season, as weather wreaked havoc on the State Championships at all three sites. The NSAA Girls' Golf Championships at Norfolk Country Club (Class A), Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus (Class B) and River's Edge Golf Club in North Platte (Class C) were all shortened to 18 holes after miserable weather and unplayable golf courses disrupted the final rounds. With 18 holes completed on the first day though, new team and individual champions were crowned in all classes. Tap the button to see who took home the hardware.

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3 - Golf's New Rules

Golf's new Rules have been published by the USGA and The R&A ahead of their effective date on January 1, 2019. Over the next several months, we'll feature content on some of the major changes to help get you prepared for 2019. The full Rules Book is available at usga.org, and also includes the Player's Edition, which provides a shorter, more user-friendly version of the Rules for golfers at all levels of the game. In addition, the USGA has many different resources to help you learn the new Rules.

We learned about Penalty Areas (formerly Water Hazards) last month. The new Rules will allow much more freedom in these areas, watch the video below to see what you're allowed to do in a Penalty Area. Visit the Rules Hub at the button below to find out more.

4 - NGA Competitions

Bellevue University Takes Intercollegiate

Bellevue University took the team title with another great performance during the final round of the 2018 Nebraska Intercollegiate at Norfolk Country Club in October.

2018 Nebraska Intercollegiate Champions - Bellevue University Bruins

Four Bruins finished in the top 10 and Bellevue turned a one-stroke advantage into a four-stroke victory. The Bruins followed up their first round 299 (+11), with a second round 298 (+10) to win with a 597 (+21) total. A couple of freshmen led the way for Bellevue, with Alex Zillig putting together the top performance with a final round 73 (+1) to finish runner-up at 147 (+3). Floris-Jan Oosterhof was just a stroke back in a tie for third at 148 (+4) following a final round 75 (+3).

Midland University’s Joe Vest converted his overnight lead into the individual title. Vest, a senior, followed his first round 72 (E) with a final round 73 (+1) to win the title by two strokes over Zillig, with a 145 (+1) total. It was an up-and-down day for Vest, who made five bogeys, but made up for that with four birdies to close out the win.

2018 Nebraska Intercollegiate Individual Champion - Joe Vest, Midland University

Tap the 'Read More on NGA Competitions' button below to read the full story, and more on the NGA's October competitions.

More on NGA Competitions below, including the Intercollegiate, 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Qualifier and Final 2018 Point Standings.

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