Nebraska City, Neb. – Dormie Network’s ArborLinks played host to the 2020 Pinnacle Bank Championship Nebraska Qualifier, presented by Aetna. Nebraska golfers – or those with ties to the state – were given the opportunity to earn a spot in the PGA TOUR’s 2020 Korn Ferry Tour Pinnacle Bank Championship to compete for a share of the $600,000 purse.

The tournament played as a one-day event but with two rounds and 36 holes of action. After the first round, Happy Hollow Club’s PGA Professional, Ryan Vermeer, PGA led after firing a 6-under-par 66 featuring seven total birdies. Right behind him was Omaha’s Carson Schaake who happened to be in his pairing. Schaake took a bogey on hole No. 18 in his first round to card a 5-under-par 67 and he went into his second round just one stroke behind Vermeer. Though nine players were in the mix after the first round, it turned into a two-man battle for one spot into the Korn Ferry Tour event.

After Vermeer opened up his second round with a bogey on hole No. 1, all things were square between the two. The former Hawkeye and Omaha native Carson Schaake began to heat up and went on a six hole stretch with four birdies during his front nine in the second round. Schaake built up a three-stroke lead and never looked back.

Carson Schaake finished the day with 13 total birdies, four of which came on par 3’s and finished the day with a two-round total score of 134 and 10-under-par. Omaha’s Ryan Vermeer and Norfolk’s Luke Kluver finished tied for second at 7-under-par with Lincoln’s Nate Vontz coming in fourth at 5-under-par.

We would like to thank today’s presenting sponsor Aetna as well as General Manager J. D. Brake, PGA and the entire professional team at ArborLinks for hosting yet another fantastic event.

The 2020 Pinnacle Bank Championship is set for July 30-Aug. 2 at The Club at Indian Creek in Elkhorn. For more information about the Pinnacle Bank Championship, please visit



1 Carson Schaake Omaha, NE
T2 Ryan Vermeer Omaha, NE
T2 Luke Kluver Norfolk, NE
4 Nate Vontz Lincoln, NE
T5 Jay Cottam Kearney, NE
T5 Justin Herron Omaha, NE
T5 Alex Schaake Omaha, NE
8 Michael Colgate Sarasota, FL
T9 Noah Hofman Mccook, NE
T9 Caleb Badura Aurora, NE
T11 Kevin Stanek Bellevue, NE
T11 Shane Zywiec Seward, NE
T11 Matthew Schaefer Fordyce, NE
T11 Raul Cortes Omaha, NE
T15 Judd Cornell Omaha, NE
T15 Rylee Reinertson Gibbon, NE
T15 Josh Bartels Lincoln, NE
18 Jay Moore Lincoln, NE
T19 Al Zillig LaVista, NE
T19 Luke Gutschewski Elkhorn, NE
T21 Seth Porter Gretna, NE
T21 Jace Guthmiller Omaha, NE
23 Reed Malleck York, NE
24 Chris Wiemers Omaha, NE
25 Josh Wilson Papillion, NE
26 Grant Jabenis Omaha, NE
27 Logan Wirth Kearney, NE
T28 Konnor Oltman Omaha, NE
T28 Tanner Owen Lincoln, NE
30 Geoff Oliphant Omaha, NE
31 Kurt Farmer Omaha, NE
32 Mike Faulkner Jr. Omaha, NE
WD Eric Peterson Humphrey, NE
WD Nick Dosskey Omaha, NE
WD Troy Martin Omaha, NE

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-2 F -1 71 71 142
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+1 F -3 76 69 145
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+3 F +5 70 77 147
+3 F E 75 72 147
+3 F +2 73 74 147
+4 F +4 72 76 148
+4 F -4 80 68 148
+4 F E 76 72 148
+5 F +4 73 76 149
+6 F +2 76 74 150
+6 F +3 75 75 150
+7 F +2 77 74 151
+7 F +7 72 79 151
+9 F E 81 72 153
+12 F +10 74 82 156
+14 F +8 78 80 158
+17 F +12 77 84 161
+18 F +9 81 81 162
+19 F +11 80 83 163
+19 F +8 83 80 163
+21 F +15 78 87 165
+24 F +11 85 83 168
+53 F +32 93 104 197

The Pinnacle Bank Championship is a stop on the PGA TOUR’s Korn Ferry Tour in Omaha, Nebraska and will be held July 27-August 2, 2020 at The Club at Indian Creek. The event features a purse of $600,000 and was awarded the 2018 Korn Ferry Tour’s Truck Award and 2017 Korn Ferry Tour’s Tournament Rookie of the Year Award in its inaugural year. The 2017 champion, Sam Ryder currently has 237 FedEx Cup Points and is ranked at 93. His best finish to date in 2020 is tied for third at the PGA TOUR’s Puerto Rico Open. The 2018 champion, David Skinns, ended his 2019 season with one top ten finished and welcomed a new baby boy to his family. The 2019 champion, Kris Ventura is currently ranked 175 on the FedEx Cup list with 76 points. To date, his best 2020 finish is tied for 18th at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on the PGA TOUR.


The Nebraska Section of the PGA is one of 41 Sections that together comprise the PGA of America. The Nebraska Section PGA is a not-for-profit organization comprised of approximately 275 PGA Members and 21 Associates who strive to promote the enjoyment and growth of the game of golf. The Nebraska Section PGA encompasses the entire State of Nebraska, western fifth of Iowa and a small portion of South Dakota including Dakota Dunes and Yankton. The Section office is located in Lincoln, NE and acts as a resource for local and national golf information for the golf professional and amateur players alike. Our members are often referred to as “Club Professionals”, not to be mistaken as PGA Tour Professionals. Each Nebraska Section PGA Professional serves as an expert in the ever-changing business of golf. They are the leading expert players and teachers, skilled business managers, community leaders, and superior merchandisers who have dedicated their careers to the local delivery of these services.

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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. The NGA’s 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.