Lincoln, NE. – A breezy, hot day was the climate for the Nebraska PGA ProAm Facilities Championship at the Country Club of Lincoln.  Sam Jonell, PGA of Miracle Hill Golf and Tennis and his amateur partners of Ken Mueller, Mike Hansen and Jim Newcomm took the solo spot at 15-under-par to win the 1 NET variable best ball format event.  Coming in a close second at just two shots back at 13-under-par was Matt Shaner, PGA of Golf USA and his amateur team of Curt Foster, Howard Dondlinger and Rod Betke.

The Professional division was a tight race all day and ended in a five-way tie with a score of 2-under-par.  PGA Professionals that will be sharing the top spot are, Scott Holly, PGA of the UNL PGM Program; Mike Coatman of Firethorn GC; Steve Friesen, PGA of Firethorn GC; Sam Jonell, PGA of Miracle Hill G&T and Nick Wanderscheid, PGA of Green Valley Golf Course.

Today’s event also featured the “Chrome-Soft” Shootout on hole #5 sponsored by Callaway Golf and regional sales rep, Brian Winge, PGA.  Howard Dondlinger will receive an Odyssey putter for putting his tee shot within 6 feet from the hole.

The Nebraska Section PGA would like to thank General Manager, Thomas McKitterick, Director of Golf, Nick Muller, PGA, Golf Course Superintendent, Ryan Krings and the entire professional team at the Country Club of Lincoln for hosting this great event.  Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Vinnie Krikac State Farm Insurance Agency.  We also appreciate our Supporting Sponsors, Peter Millar and regional representative, Brooks Andriesen, Randy Prince of Miller and Sons Golf Cars, Brian Winge, PGA of Callaway Golf, Chesterman’s Coca-Cola and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.


1   Sam Jonell Miracle Hill G&T Ken Mueller Mike Hansen Jim Newcomm
2   Matt Shaner Golf USA Curt Foster Howard Dondlinger Rod Betke
3   Nick Wanderscheid Green Valley Golf Course Jay Moore Tracey Ginger Scott Tridle
4   Nick Muller Country Club of Lincoln Joe Easley Joey Hausmann Tim Miles
T5  Brad Bailey Champions Run Mark Treinen Jim Mullen Brian Spangler
T5  Justin Herron Pacific Springs Corey Watton Kevin Hansen Jeff Blumel
T7  Seth Ray Beatrice Country Club Mitch Deines Jon Deines Rick Haraldson
T7  Josh Enholm Champions Run David Houghton Doug Sutko Tony Essay
T7  Mike Coatman Firethorn GC Trent Price Adam Randall Tim McEwen
T7  Tony Baranowski Fremont GC JB Harris Nate Schultz Gary Otteman
T11 Nick St. Onge Country Club of Lincoln Andrew Johnson Doug Roberts Trey Pittenger
T11 Steve Friesen Firethorn GC Jake Strasheim John Scheer Joe Adams
T11 Brian Steventon Quarry Oaks Darin Cook  Mike Wilson Matt Haynes
14  Scott Holly UNL PGM Program Kirt Nolde Dana Rose John Williams
15  Kyle Schellpeper Oak Hills Tom Cockle Randy Endorf Mike Goltl
16  Al Peterson Country Club of Lincoln Julie Olson Judy Hoppe Joan Roberts
17  Austin Miller Omaha CC Chris Mangan Morgan Strattan Steve Redlin
18  Brad Neunaber Hidden Valley GC Travis Layton Chase Behrens Devin Wegner
19  Kyle Matson Dodge Riverside Vinnie Krikac Donal Burns Jack Morris
20  James Weaver Platteview Country Club Tim Diehm Justin Bruning Bill Weaver

60-57–117 -15
64-55–119 -13
65-55–120 -12
63-58–121 -11
66-56–122 -10
63-59–122 -10
62-62–124 -8
64-60–124 -8
65-59–124 -8
66-58–124 -8
65-60–125 -7
66-59–125 -7
64-61–125 -7
66-60–126 -6
67-60–127 -5
70-59–129 -3
66-65–131 -1
68-64–132 E
70-63–133 +1
69-66–135 +3


T1  Scott Holly       UNL PGM Program
T1  Mike Coatman      Firethorn GC
T1  Steve Friesen     Firethorn GC
T1  Sam Jonell        Miracle Hill G&T
T1  Nick Wanderscheid Green Valley Golf Course
6   Brad Bailey       Champions Run
7   Justin Herron     Pacific Springs
8   Matt Shaner       Golf USA
T9  Al Peterson       Country Club of Lincoln
T9  Nick St. Onge     Country Club of Lincoln
T11 Seth Ray          Beatrice Country Club
T11 Brian Steventon   Quarry Oaks
13  Kyle Schellpeper  Oak Hills
14  Tony Baranowski   Fremont GC
T15 Nick Muller       Country Club of Lincoln
T15 James Weaver      Platteview Country Club
17  Brad Neunaber     Hidden Valley GC
18  Austin Miller     Omaha CC
T19 Josh Enholm       Champions Run
19 Kyle Matson       Dodge Riverside

34-36–70 -2
34-36–70 -2
35-35–70 -2
34-36–70 -2
35-35–70 -2
36-36–72 E
37-36–73 +1
38-36–74 +2
40-37–77 +5
40-37–77 +5
39-39–78 +6
39-39–78 +6
39-40–79 +7
43-39–82 +10
40-43–83 +11
39-44–83 +11
41-43–84 +12
40-45–85 +13
43-43–86 +14
42-44–86 +14


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.

The Nebraska Section PGA, 610 J Street, Suite #10, Lincoln, NE 68508