Lincoln, NE – Hillcrest Country Club hosted the final round of the Nebraska Senior PGA Professional Championship, presented by Cadillac. After Monday’s opening round, more than ten players were in the mix coming into today and the pack was led by Pete Hagen, PGA (Johnny Goodman GC) and Ted DiGiacomo (Golf Galaxy Omaha/Happy Hollow Club) at even par.

The final round started off with six players in the top eight opening with birdies on No. 1 and the drama was consistent throughout the day but by the turn, the field chased one player. DiGiacomo was even par on the day walking off No. 3 green before birdies on four of the next six to turn at 4-under. He coasted with the lead till a near disastrous hole that turned out delivering the highlight of the championship.

With a two-shot lead on No. 17 tee, DiGiacomo’s tee shot landed in the native area and he was forced to take an unplayable. Hitting three from behind the tall fescue with trees surrounding him, he hit a towering shot to five feet and saved par. He then went on to make his seventh birdie of the day on No. 18 and won his first Nebraska Senior PGA Professional Championship.

Three more qualifying spots into the 34th Senior PGA Professional Championship were up for grabs and it came down to a four for three playoff. With birdies on the first playoff hole, Scott Holly, PGA (University of Nebraska’s PGA Golf Management Program), Pete Hagen, PGA and Jon Petersen, PGA (Tiburon GC) qualified alongside DiGiacomo. With his lifetime exemption into the event, Jim White, PGA MP (The Fairways at Lincoln) will round out the five Nebraska PGA Professionals that will compete at Twin Warriors & Santa Ana Golf Clubs in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM on October 13-16, 2022.

We would like to thank our presenting sponsor Cadillac, our supporting sponsor Golf Channel and our supporting partners PGA Tour and Rolex for making this event possible. We would also like to thank Director of Golf Mike Brown, PGA and the entire Professional staff at Hillcrest Country Club for hosting us and making the past two days special for our players.


Qualifiers – 4

1 Ted DiGiacomo Golf Galaxy – Omaha
T2 Jon Petersen Tiburon Golf Club
T2 Pete Hagen Johnny Goodman Golf Course
T2 Scott Holly UNL PGM Program
T2 Tom Hearn PGA Tour
6 J. D. Brake ArborLinks Golf Course
T7 Mike Antonio Happy Hollow Club
T7 Troy Harder Firethorn Golf Club
T7 Don Germer PGA Life Member
10 Jim White Fairways at Lincoln
11 Bryan Hughett Albion Country Club
12 Matt Nelson Floyd Park Golf Course
T13 Tim Kruse Golf Galaxy – Omaha
T13 Joe Sutter Quarry Oaks Golf Club
T15 James Sieckmann Shadow Ridge Country Club
T15 Dave Schneider Happy Hollow Club
17 Scott Harmelink Green Valley Golf Course
18 Greg Johannesen Fairways at Lincoln
19 Jeff Porter The First Tee of Omaha


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