Vermeer Captures Harris Golf Cars Pro-Am
Omaha, Nebraska – Near perfect scoring conditions welcomed Nebraska PGA Professionals and their amateur guests to Tiburon G.C. for the Harris Golf Cars Pro-3Am. It was evident early on that everyone was shaking off some winter rust but as the temperatures rose so did the level of play as afternoon scoring was around par or better.
The reigning OMEGA PGA Professional Player of the Year, Ryan Vermeer, PGA, Director of Instruction at Happy Hollow Club is off to another hot start to the season by posting nine-under-par 99 in the 27-hole format. Vermeer got off to a slow start as he was one over-par through his first five holes but birdies on holes #7 and #9 kick started his round. Vermeer would not make another bogey on the day and made 10-birdies in his final 21-holes. Sam Jonell, PGA of Miracle Hill Golf & Tennis had a solid round of golf to post four-under-par 104. Jonell made nine-birdies on the day but an untimely double-bogey on the par 4 fifth hole on the Great White Course slowed down his chances of catching Vermeer. Rounding out the top five was Shane Zywiec, PGA of Highlands G.C. and Ted DiGiacomo, PGA of Golf Galaxy-Omaha who finished tied for third at one-under-par 107 and Jon Petersen, PGA of Tiburon G.C. and Kevin Drew, PGA of the Field Club of Omaha finished tied for fifth at even-par 108 was.
The team format over 27-holes featured two-net best balls on the Mako course, one-gross and one-net on the Great White course and one-net best ball on the Hammerhead course. It was a close race to the final few holes but in the end, Jon Petersen, PGA and his amateur partners, Dough Mitchell, Rick Kanne and Paul Roth finished at 22-under-par clipping Jonell’s team by one shot.
The Nebraska Section PGA would like to thank presenting sponsor, Harris Golf Cars and company President, Scott Harris and regional representative, Kevin Dorrington, PGA. In addition, we would like to thank our driving range sponsor, Coors Light & Arnold Palmer Spiked, the official beverage of the Nebraska PGA for their support of this great event. Lastly, this event would not be possible without the support of the Tiburon Golf Club staff led by General Manager, Bob Hill Jr., Matt Wollum and Golf Course Superintendent, Matt Petrick.
Harris Golf Cars Pro-3Am – TEAM RESULTS
1 Jon Petersen Tiburon GC Doug Mitchell Rick Kanne Paul Roth 64-64-30–158 -22
2 Sam Jonell Miracle Hill G&T Ken Mueller Andrew Hoffman Tom Koopman 65-64-30–159 -21
3 Ryan Vermeer Happy Hollow Club Jason Greatorex David James Adam Cordes 66-67-29–162 -18
T4 Kyle Schellpeper Oak Hills Shawn Benge Jonathon Crosby Chris Vacanti 67-66-30–163 -17
T4 Shane Zywiec Highlands GC John Reiss Dillon Ruether Craig Kubicek 65-68-30–163 -17
6 Ted DiGiacomo Golf Galaxy – Omaha Jeff McPherson Brian Green Mike Brewer 65-71-28–164 -16
T7 Kevin Drew Field Club of Omaha EJ Hamilton John Gudenrath Melvin Bull 63-73-29–165 -15
T7 Jim White Fairways at Lincoln Scott Davis John Haney Matt Eilrich 64-70-31–165 -15
9 Brian Steventon Quarry Oaks Jeremy Mchugh Joe Wolsleger Rich Buchman 65-69-33–167 -13
T10 Greg Gilg Field Club of Omaha Bryan Dytrych Jeff Meyerink Kurt Kenkel 64-68-36–168 -12
T10 Rusty Jensen The Bluffs Golf Course Nick Jensen Bill Willroth Chris White 66-67-35–168 -12
12 Bernie Blan College Heights Country Club Phil Hardenburger Jim Heitman Jack Munter 66-72-32–170 -10
T13 Nick Wanderscheid Green Valley Golf Course Mike Gregg Dan Brooks Craig Manker 72-70-32–174 -6
T13 Greg Wiemers Stone Creek GC Dieter Thamm, Jr. Isaac Micek Dieter Thamm 68-75-31–174 -6
15 Bobby O’Keefe Oak Hills Anthony Sanchez Chris Henkenius Mike Carmody 68-74-33–175 -5
Harris Golf Cars Pro-3Am – PROFESSIONAL RESULTS
1 Ryan Vermeer Happy Hollow Club 35-32-32–99 -9
2 Sam Jonell Miracle Hill G&T 35-35-34–104 -4
T3 Shane Zywiec Highlands GC 38-35-34–107 -1
T3 Ted DiGiacomo Golf Galaxy – Omaha 35-37-35–107 -1
T5 Kevin Drew Field Club of Omaha 35-39-34–108 E
T5 Jon Petersen Tiburon GC 37-35-36–108 E
7 Kyle Schellpeper Oak Hills 36-38-35–109 +1
T8 Jim White Fairways at Lincoln 35-40-38–113 +5
T8 Brian Steventon Quarry Oaks 36-37-40–113 +5
T8 Nick Wanderscheid Green Valley Golf Course 42-35-36–113 +5
T11 Bobby O’Keefe Oak Hills 34-40-41–115 +7
T11 Bernie Blan College Heights Country Club 38-40-37–115 +7
13 Greg Gilg Field Club of Omaha 37-39-40–116 +8
14 Rusty Jensen The Bluffs Golf Course 37-41-39–117 +9
15 Greg Wiemers Stone Creek GC 39-43-41–123 +15
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