Elkhorn, NE. – A perfect fall day was the setting for the last pro-am of the 2019 Nebraska PGA Tournament Season. The Club at Indian Creek played host to 16 Professionals and their amateur partners and players were fortunate to play the hole locations used in Round Four of the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Pinnacle Bank Championship to give them a taste of what touring professionals experience every week on tour. As was the case for most of the season, Ryan Vermeer, PGA of Happy Hollow Club was able to come away with the victory posting five-under-par 67. 2019 was a year to remember for Vermeer, one he wishes will not end. He will look to regain his form again in 2020 on both the Section and National stage. Justin Herron, PGA of Pacific Springs Golf Club and Steve Friesen, PGA of Firethorn Golf Club propelled their respective teams to victory in the Team 2 NET format with scores of 12-under-par 132.

This years’ tournament season couldn’t have been possible without some of the amazing relationships we have with our Section Partners, some of which were highlighted today: E-Z-GO Golf Cars/Miller & Sons, Coors Light & Arnold Palmer Spiked, Vinnie Krikac State Farm Insurance Agency, Cutter & Buck, Tito’s Handmade Vodka presented by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits and Chesterman Co. Coca-Cola.

The Nebraska Section PGA would like to thank PGA Director of Golf, James Rolls, Golf Course Superintendent, Jim Nedrow and the entire professional team at The Club at Indian Creek for hosting this great event.

Team Results

T1  Justin Herron Pacific Springs Jim Atkinson Greg Garland Kirk Fleck
T1  Steve Friesen Firethorn GC David Easley Adam Randall Trent Price
3   Shane Zywiec Highlands GC Craig Kubicek Kelly Vande Mheen John Reiss
4   Ryan Vermeer Happy Hollow Club Tim Ziola Bob Tatten Myles Shonsey
5   Jim White Fairways at Lincoln Jay Winter Randy Endorf Ben Hougland
6   Mike Coatman Firethorn GC Scott Tridle Jay Moore Jason Peter
7   Sam Jonell Miracle Hill G&T Justin Halbert Arend Wolzen Brian Spangler
T8  Nick Wanderscheid Green Valley Golf Course Tracey Ginger Craig Manker Mike Gregg
T8  Tom Hearn PGA Tour Shane Peterson Chad Kelsey Darin Cook
10  Kevin Drew Field Club of Omaha John Gudenrath Brian Lukowski Adam Beltz
T11 Mike Antonio Happy Hollow Club Stephen Collins John  Eriksen Andy Rager
T11 Seth Ray Beatrice Country Club Mitch Deines LeRoy Janzen Jake Sorensen
T11 Ted DiGiacomo Golf Galaxy – Omaha Doug Waffle Matt Christensen Rob Cook
14  Justin Onken Ashland GC Vinnie Krikac Tim Bixenmann Isaac Philips
15  James Rolls The Club at Indian Creek Randy Prince Jim Nedrow Bill Kampen
16  Josh Enholm Champions Run Chris Carder Dan Taute Brian Casey

66-66–132 -12
67-65–132 -12
66-67–133 -11
63-71–134 -10
71-64–135 -9
68-69–137 -7
69-69–138 -6
71-68–139 -5
70-69–139 -5
71-70–141 -3
72-70–142 -2
71-71–142 -2
74-68–142 -2
77-67–144 E
71-75–146 +2
78-76–154 +10

Professional Results

1   Ryan Vermeer      Happy Hollow Club
2   Nick Wanderscheid Green Valley Golf Course
3   Steve Friesen     Firethorn GC
4   Justin Herron     Pacific Springs
5   Mike Antonio      Happy Hollow Club
T6  Tom Hearn         PGA Tour
T6  Seth Ray          Beatrice Country Club
T8  Shane Zywiec      Highlands GC
T8  Mike Coatman      Firethorn GC
10  Sam Jonell        Miracle Hill G&T
T11 Justin Onken      Ashland GC
T11 Ted DiGiacomo     Golf Galaxy – Omaha
13  Kevin Drew        Field Club of Omaha
14  Jim White         Fairways at Lincoln

31-36–67 -5
34-34–68 -4
34-35–69 -3
34-36–70 -2
36-36–72 E
37-36–73 +1
36-37–73 +1
38-36–74 +2
36-38–74 +2
35-40–75 +3
43-34–77 +5
41-36–77 +5
38-40–78 +6
39-41–80 +8

About the Nebraska 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.