1 - Nebraska's College Standouts
Many Nebraskan college golfers have made big moves for their schools during the 2018-19 golf season. This year has brought broken school records, new career bests and titles for young golfers. Several players from Nebraska captured conference championships or player of the year awards, and others helped their teams to the postseason. Multiple college teams in Nebraska won their conference or regional tournaments. Omaha's Alex Schaake was one of the top players in the nation in Division I, earning Big Ten Player of the Year honors. Read the story below to see who else had an exceptional year.
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2 - #NebPreps Recap
West Holt High School won its third straight Class D team title.
There was no smooth sailing for anybody in Nebraska Boys High School Golf this entire season. Flooding and snow disrupted the beginning of the season, and it was almost fitting that more inclement weather delayed the season finale. All four classes had the opening rounds of their state tournaments cancelled on Tuesday, May 21 with cold temperatures, high winds, heavy rain and potential lightning at all sites. What was supposed to be a two day, 36-hole tournament had to condense to one day and 18 holes. Play finally took place on Wednesday, May 22 across Nebraska at Norfolk Country Club (Class A), Elks Country Club in Columbus (Class B), Meadowlark Hills Golf Course in Kearney (Class C), and Lake Maloney Golf Course in North Platte (Class D).
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3 - NGA Competitions
Sajevic Battles to Win Fourth Senior Amateur Title
The 21st Nebraska Senior Amateur Champion John Sajevic of Fremont.
It was a different story, but the same result, as John Sajevic of Fremont battled to win the 21st Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln on Tuesday. It's his fourth Senior Amateur title, which extends his own record, and also his 10th NGA men's title overall, which is a new record. Read the recap, see the highlights, hear what Sajevic had to say and more in this month's NGA Competitions section below. Also this month, read a recap of U.S. Open Qualifying, which includes Local Qualifying on May 9 at Champions Run in Omaha and Sectional Qualifying where five Nebraskans made a run at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, with one making it through. Also included here is the story of John and Andy Sajevic getting into the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball as alternates and tying a Stroke Play Qualifying record to make it to the match play bracket. Tap the button below to read more.
4 - Nebraska on Tour
Nebraska on Tour keeps you updated on the progress of Nebraskans on the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour, as well as other Nebraskans trying to make their way in the professional ranks. For more frequent updates, follow @NGATracker on Twitter.
Brady Schnell, a Millard West product and former Husker, had some hot stretches, while Nate Lashley, formerly of Scottsbluff, qualified for the U.S. Open, and Ryan Vermeer of Omaha played in the PGA Championship. On the Web.com Tour, Elkhorn's Scott Gutschewski continues to stay healthy and make starts, while McCook's Brandon Crick has earned his way onto the tour and made nearly every tournament since March. Doniphan's Danielle Lemek has earned status on the Symetra Tour, the LPGA's proving ground, while several others are also putting in work on the mini-tours. Tap the button below to read more on their seasons-to-date and what lies ahead.