Gothenburg, NE – Wild Horse Golf Club hosted 12 Nebraska PGA Professionals and their teams of amateurs for the 2024 308 Cup Pro-Am, presented by Chesterman Co. Coca-Cola. A picture perfect day with low winds and great temperatures welcomed the field and led to a scoring fest in Western Nebraska.

In the Professional-only division, the format was stableford with eagles, birdies, pars and bogeys all being worth a different amount of points. The team format was similar, but two nest best balls were counted towards the team score using the same modified stableford scoring format. For example, a double eagle was wroth 10 points, an eagle was 7 points and a birdie was 4 points and so on. The event began at 10:00am via a shotgun start.

Beginning with the Professional-only division, five Nebraska PGA Professionals managed to score more than 40 points led by Matt Shaner, PGA of Golf Fit USA. Shaner got back into the Section win column with an impressive performance at Wild Horse GC. Shaner made seven birdies on the day and shot 66 (6-under) in route to posting a field-best 49 points. In fitting fashion, Shaner ended his day with a birdie on No. 14 to solidify his victory.

Finishing tied for runner-up, both Max Hadenfeldt, PGA of Scottsbluff Country Club and Caleb Badura of Riverside Golf Club scored 44 points. Rounding out the top five was Trevor Chesnut, PGA of Scottsbluff CC with 43 points and Jay Cottam, PGA of Meadowlark Hills Golf Course with 41 points.

In the team event, an on-course sudden death playoff was needed to decide the champion after both Caleb Badura and Trevor Chesnut’s team tied with 120 points on the day. On the first playoff hole, Badura found himself in the dreaded ‘Wooga’ before pulling off a miraculous shot to within 10 feet of the hole. Badura rolled in the winning birdie and went onto win alongside his amateur partners Ron Maciejewski, Mike Crow and JD Dalrymple.

We would like to thank Director of Golf Tony Collins, PGA, Head Golf Professional Justin Henry, PGA, Superintendent Josh Mahar and the entire staff at Wild Horse Golf Club for hosting!

We would also like to thank our presenting sponsor Chesterman Co. Coca-Cola as well as our supporting sponsor Sterling Cut Glass for helping us make this event possible.

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ABOUT THE NEBRASKA SECTION PGA

The Nebraska Section PGA is a non-for-profit organization comprised of over 300 PGA Members and 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 player 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.