Lincoln, NE – Presented by Nebraska Golf & Turf (Club Car) and Chesterman Co. Coca-Cola, Pro-Am season continued for the Nebraska Section PGA at Firethorn Golf Club on Tuesday following Labor Day. 33 teams of Nebraska PGA Professionals and their amateur partners competed in the two-net best ball format while the Professionals competed in their own stroke-play event. The players were welcomed to the tough Pete Dye design with blustery conditions that made an already challenging golf course, even tougher.

In the Professional-only event, the reigning Nebraska PGA Professional Champion Andrew Storm, PGA of Shadow Ridge Country Club fired the lone under par round with an impressive 68 (3-under) to lead the field. Storm has played fantastic during the 2023 season and that didn’t change this week. His round featured five birdies including three in a row between holes No. 9, No. 10 and No. 11. Three Nebraska PGA Professionals shot even par rounds to tie for runner-up. Sam Jonell, PGA of River Wilds Golf Course, Tom Hearn, PGA of the PGA TOUR and Brady Schnell of Firethorn Golf Club all shot solid rounds of 71.

In the team event, 33 groups competed in a format where to net scores counted each hole towards the team total. Jonell and his playing partners Ryan Kerns, Andrew Hoffman and Jeff Reitz played fantastic golf on a day where the golf course played extremely tough. Their group shot a team total of 18-under par to edge out ArborLinks’ Tyler Hadden and his playing partners by just one stroke. Four more teams tied for a share of third at 10-under par.

We would like to thank General Manager Randy Price, Director of Golf Mike Coatman, Director of Golf Course Operations Scott Wilke and the entire staff at Firethorn Golf Club for hosting the event. We would also like to thank our presenting sponsors Nebraska Golf & Turf (Club Car) and Chesterman Co. Coca Cola as well as our supporting sponsors J. R. Barger & Sons Concrete, Gregg Young Automotive Group, Vinnie Krikac’s State Farm Insurance Agency, Maui Jim, Bushnell Golf & Tito’s Handmade Vodka for helping us make the event possible. We look ahead to next week’s Wells Fargo Nebraska State Open set for September 15th – 17th!

2023 Firethorn GC Pro-Am Professional-Only Results

2023 Firethorn GC Pro-Am Team Results