Fremont, NE – Nebraska Section PGA Professionals and their amateur guests competed today at the beautiful Fremont Golf Club.  The morning began with sunshine and breezy, cool temps but the skies soon gave way to showers and cold temperatures.  With 19 teams in the field, the stage was set for a challenging day. Ryan Vermeer, PGA of Happy Hollow Club posted an impressive three-under-par 68.  Vermeer recorded a total of five birdies as his ball striking was on point during the rainy, windy conditions.  Vermeer’s next stop, the 101st PGA Championship at famed Bethpage Black Golf Course.  Coming in tied for second place in the professional division was Tom Hearn, PGA of PGA TOUR and Kyle Schellpeper, PGA of Oak Hills Country Club who posted five-over-par 76.

The team competition featured a 2-Net best balls on the Par 4’s, Par 3’s and 1-Net best ball on the Par 5’s.  The team of Sam Jonell, PGA of Miracle Hill Golf & Tennis, came in first place in the team event. Jonell and his amateur partners of Nate Silke, Colby Kontor and Keith Kontor, posted 10-under-par to take the two-stroke win over the teams of Mike Cornell, PGA and Ted DiGiacomo, PGA.

The Nebraska Section PGA would like to thank our Co-Presenting sponsors, All Star Pro Golf and their regional sales representative Darin Justice, PGA and E-Z-GO/Miller & Sons and regional representative, Randy Prince.  Thank you to our Supporting sponsors, Coors Light & Arnold Palmer Spiked – the Official Beverage of the Nebraska PGA and Vinnie Krikac State Farm Insurance Agency.  The “Final Drive Series” and Nebraska Cup Series Championship presented by Vinnie Krikac continues all season long. The Nebraska PGA also featured Tito’s Handmade Vodka as the Official Wine and Spirits of the Nebraska Section PGA. Tito’s Handmade Vodka “Holes of the Week” are brought to you by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Nebraska. Players will vie for the Tito’s Handmade Vodka “Holes of the Week” title by competing in the various 21 “Holes of the Week” throughout the 2019 season and will post their lowest scores relative to par.

Lastly, we would like to thank Director of Golf Nathan Kalin, PGA, Head Professional, Anthony Baranowski, PGA and lastly, Director of Grounds, Dennis Kitzelman and his staff for hosting this event.

Team Results:

1   Sam Jonell Miracle Hill G&T Nate Silke Colby Kontor Keith Kontor                                  59-58–117 -10

T2  Mike Cornell Champions Run Dave Clouse Chris Carder Rory Sudbeck                          61-58–119 -8

T2  Ted DiGiacomo Golf Galaxy – Omaha Trent Tiessen Kevin Olson JB Harris                   63-56–119 -8

T4  Ryan Vermeer Happy Hollow Club Bryon Zechmann Rick Birdsell Chad McMahon    66-57–123 -4

T4  Judd Cornell University of Nebraska Mitch Klooz Jake Hirz Matt Edney                        67-56–123 -4

T6  Nathan Kalin Fremont GC Randy Eikmeier Mitch Walker Tom Walker                           71-55–126 -1

T6  Alex Janssen Ridge Golf Club Nick Janssen Vance Janssen JJ Mastney                           66-60–126 -1

T8  Jim White Fairways at Lincoln Steve Schmidt Marcus Kuhlmann Russell Gibson         66-63–129 +2

T8  Kevin Drew Field Club of Omaha Brett Lundin Mark Roseland Mel Bull                         66-63–129 +2

T8  Kyle Schellpeper Oak Hills Scott Wright Chris Henkenius Kevin Graslewicz                  65-64–129 +2

T11 Steve Friesen Firethorn GC Pat Wallace Mike Miller Sid Reuter                                        66-64–130 +3

T11 Tony Baranowski Fremont GC Jeff Hansen Kirk Hansen Bob Charleston                       68-62–130 +3

13  Tom Hearn PGA Tour Hap Pocras Carl Bartholomew Jason Abboud                                67-64–131 +4

14  Bernie Blan College Heights Country Club Ken Parks Mark Stastny Bob Knoell             68-65–133 +6

15  Jared Keenan Crooked Creek GC Steve Hettenbaugh Andy Shipley Dave Thomas         65-69–134 +7

T16 Seth Ray Beatrice Country Club Bill Plymale Dale Wydman Ron Courtney                    71-65–136 +9

T16 Sonya Freese Hillcrest CC Earl Haddow Brian  McHugh Jeremy McHugh                     69-67–136 +9

18  Justin Onken Ashland GC Vinnie Krikac Forrest Dalton Matt Goeken                              73-66–139 +12

Matt Nice Ridge Golf Club Paul Adkins Gregg Boone Lyle Vermeer

Professional Results:

1   Ryan Vermeer     Happy Hollow Club             35-33–68 -3

T2  Tom Hearn        PGA Tour                                 37-39–76 +5

T2  Kyle Schellpeper Oak Hills                                38-38–76 +5

T4  Sam Jonell       Miracle Hill G&T                       37-40–77 +6

T4  Judd Cornell     University of Nebraska           39-38–77 +6

T6  Jim White        Fairways at Lincoln                   38-41–79 +8

T6  Justin Onken     Ashland GC                               38-41–79 +8

8   Tony Baranowski  Fremont GC                           41-39–80 +9

T9  Ted DiGiacomo    Golf Galaxy – Omaha           38-43–81 +10

T9  Steve Friesen    Firethorn GC                              39-42–81 +10

T11 Nathan Kalin     Fremont GC                              44-38–82 +11

T11 Mike Cornell     Champions Run                        42-40–82 +11

13  Alex Janssen     Ridge Golf Club                          42-42–84 +13

T14 Seth Ray         Beatrice Country Club                 42-45–87 +16

T14 Bernie Blan      College Heights Country Club  44-43–87 +16

T14 Jared Keenan     Crooked Creek GC                    46-41–87 +16

17  Sonya Freese     Hillcrest CC                                  50-46–96 +25

About The Nebraska Section PGA
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