Omaha, NE – Nebraska Section PGA Professionals and their amateur guests competed today at the beautiful Oak Hills Country Club.  After a cool and breezy morning, the sun came out mid-morning to be another beautiful spring day in Nebraska. With 26 teams in the field the stage was set for a great event. Mike Coatman of Firethorn G.C. posted an impressive five-under-par 66.  Coatman recorded a total of 7 birdies as his ball striking was on point during the difficult windy conditions. Also finishing under par for the day, was Tom Hearn, PGA of PGA TOUR. Hearn’s round started off with a bang with an eagle on number 1 and continued to play well throughout his round, including birdieing two of his final three holes.

The team competition featured a 1 gross + 1 net best ball format. With tremendous play by both Coatman and Hearn, their teams tied for first place in the team event. With Coatman leading the charge, his amateur partners of Jeremy McHugh, Joe Wolsleger and Rich Buchmann posted 12-under-par to tie for the team title with Hearn and his amateurs Brad Strittmatter, Chris Ober and Jeff Jenkins.

The Nebraska Section PGA would like to thank our Co-Presenting sponsors, E-Z-GO/Miller & Sons and regional representative, Randy Prince and Columbia Golf and regional representative, Marc Cruse, PGA. Thank you to our Supporting sponsor, Vinnie Krikac State Farm Insurance Agency as this event continues the season long, “Final Drive Series” and Nebraska Cup Series Championship. The Nebraska PGA featured a new sponsor for the 2019 Nebraska Section PGA season! Tito’s Handmade Vodka is the Official Wine and Spirits of the Nebraska Section PGA. Tito’s Handmake Vodka “Holes of the Week” are brought to you by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Nebraska. Players will vie for the Tito’s Handmade Vodka “Holes of the Week” title by competing in the various 21 “Holes of the Week” throughout the 2019 season and will post their lowest scores relative to par.

Lastly, we would like to thank General Manager, Mike Zadalis, PGA, Director of Golf, Bobby O’Keefe, PGA, Head Professional Kyle Schellpeper and Director of Grounds, Dan Maddox and their staffs for hosting this event.

Team Results:

T1  Tom Hearn PGA Tour Brad Strittmatter Chris Ober Jeff Jenkins                               66-64–130 -12

3   Tony Baranowski Fremont GC Nathan Schultz JB Harris Gary Otteman                    67-64–131 -11

4   Jerad Palmer Hillcrest CC Scott Reins Vance Stauffer Doug Borer                               69-64–133 -9

5   James Sieckmann Shadow Ridge CC Mic Johnston Scott Brown Mike Meyer            66-68–134 -8

6   Bobby O’Keefe Oak Hills Chris Vacanti Chuck Eckert John Lapour                               68-67–135 -7

7   Sam Jonell Miracle Hill G&T Dave Carrington Mike Booth Chris Wolf                         70-66–136 -6

T8  Mike Cornell Champions Run Mike Mackintosh Shawn Carollo Matt Clure               68-69–137 -5

T8  Jon Petersen Tiburon GC Doug Mitchell Rick Kanne John Dietrich                              70-67–137 -5

T8  Alex Carper Wilderness Ridge Bill Salisbury Jeff Barclay Scott Ritter                           69-68–137 -5

11  Kevin Drew Field Club of Omaha Nate Munford Mel Bull Adam Beltz                           68-70–138 -4

T12 James Kinney GolfTec – Omaha Damian Shotkoski Chris Sullivan Todd Heithoff      69-70–139 -3

T12 Dakota Loudner River Wilds Bob Hill Bob Hill Jr John Broesch                                    69-70–139 -3

T12 Andrew Storm Shadow Ridge CC Brett Clarke Chad McMahon Bryan Traylor            72-67–139 -3

T15 Devon Kastler Ashland GC Ted Kastler Dru Kastler Lannie Gieser                                 71-69–140 -2

T15 Kyle Schellpeper Oak Hills Mike Depa Brian Elsasser Craig Hahn                                 73-67–140 -2

T17 Greg Gilg Field Club of Omaha Bruce Clure Kurt Kenkel Denny Wiederholt                72-69–141 -1

T17 Justin Onken Ashland GC Jerry Onken Dean Josten Garrett Josten                              76-65–141 -1

T19 Dominick Mitchum Omaha CC Joe Gross Mike Fouts Steve Hayes                                73-70–143 +1

T19 Scott Harmelink Green Valley Golf Course Duane Herbst Bob Wilson Chip Sorenson  69-74–143 +1

T21 Nick Shanahan Shadow Ridge CC Mike Smith Josh Bjorkman Zach Steigleder           75-69–144 +2

T21 James Weaver Platteview Country Club Eric Riewer Marc Riewer Tim Diehm            74-70–144 +2

23  Ted DiGiacomo Golf Galaxy – Omaha Jeff McPhereson Brian Green Kevin Olson       73-72–145 +3

24  Josh Enholm Champions Run Dan Taute Chris Carder Sam Tynan                                74-72–146 +4

25  Scott Holly UNL PGM Program Vinnie Krikac Brian Kinkade Marcus Kuhlman          76-72–148 +6

26  Paul Murcek Firethorn GC Brian McHugh Earl Haddow John Scheer                            79-74–153 +11

Professional Results:

1   Mike Coatman     Firethorn GC              33-33–66 -5

2   Tom Hearn        PGA Tour                  35-34–69 -2

3   Sam Jonell       Miracle Hill G&T                    37-35–72 +1

T4  Nick Shanahan    Shadow Ridge CC             39-34–73 +2

T4  Bobby O’Keefe    Oak Hills                              38-35–73 +2

T4  Kevin Drew       Field Club of Omaha            36-37–73 +2

T7  Andrew Storm     Shadow Ridge CC               38-36–74 +3

T7  Justin Onken     Ashland GC                            40-34–74 +3

T9  Devon Kastler    Ashland GC                            37-38–75 +4

T9  Kyle Schellpeper Oak Hills                               39-36–75 +4

T11 Ted DiGiacomo    Golf Galaxy – Omaha         40-37–77 +6

T11 Jerad Palmer     Hillcrest CC                             38-39–77 +6

T13 James Kinney     GolfTec – Omaha                  42-36–78 +7

T13 James Sieckmann  Shadow Ridge CC             39-39–78 +7

T13 Tony Baranowski  Fremont GC                        38-40–78 +7

16  Dakota Loudner   River Wilds                            40-39–79 +8

T17 Scott Holly      UNL PGM Program                   39-41–80 +9

T17 Jon Petersen     Tiburon GC                               43-37–80 +9

T17 Alex Carper      Wilderness Ridge                      35-45–80 +9

20  Dominick Mitchum Omaha CC                          36-45–81 +10

21  Scott Harmelink  Green Valley Golf Course     40-44–84 +13

22  James Weaver     Platteview Country Club      42-43–85 +14

23  Paul Murcek      Firethorn GC                             44-44–88 +17

24  Greg Gilg        Field Club of Omaha                   38-51–89 +18

About The Nebraska Section PGA
The Nebraska Section of the PGA is one of 41 Sections that together comprise the PGA of America.  The Nebraska Section PGA is a non-for-profit organization comprised of approximately 261 PGA Members and 21 PGA 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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