September 23, 2014

Former Nebraska golfer set for career debut on the LPGA

Former Nebraska women’s golfer Madeleine Sheils is expected to make her LPGA debut Thursday at the Portland Classic in Oregon. Sheils was an All-Big Ten performer for the Huskers as a senior in 2012, and finished second in a qualifier for the event on Monday to earn her first spot in an LPGA tournament.

Sheils is currently in her second season on the Symetra Tour. She ranks third on the developmental tour’s money list so far with six top-25 finishes, including a tie for fifth and a tie for seventh.

Schaake sweeps junior golf titles

Alex Schaake of Omaha completed his sweep of the Nebraska junior state golf tournaments by shooting even par to earn a 14-stroke win in the Nebraska Boys Amateur Championship at the Beatrice Country Club, during the final round on Wednesday. Schaake won the Junior Match Play title in McCook earlier this summer.  He will be a junior at Creighton Prep this fall. He finished third in the Class A state high school championship.

Lemek wins her first match play golf title

Danielle Lemek, of Doniphan, chipped in for birdie on a par-5 on the 17th hole to claim her first Nebraska Women’s Match Play Championship, beating Julie Seevers of Omaha, 1-up, at Oak Hills Country Club in Omaha. Lemek tied the match with a par on 15 just after Seevers claimed a 1-up lead with a par the hole before. Both golfers halved 18 with pars.

Lemek continues to dominate in women’s golf

Danielle Lemek won her ninth state golf title by 11-strokes, capturing the Nebraska Women’s Stroke Play Tournament earlier this week at West Wind Golf Course/Ogallala. Lemek, who won the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament as she attends Bradley University, shot eight-under-par in the first round and six-under in the final round, beating out Sarah Jo Pravecek by 11.

Lemek is the winner of four state girls titles in the state amateur, state match play and high school tournaments with Doniphan-Trumbull. Lemek looks to add to her trophy case later this summer when she will play in the State Women’s Amateur on June 23-25 at Hidden Valley Golf Course in Lincoln and the Nebraska Women’s Match Play Championship later in the summer at Oak Hills Country Club in Omaha.

Also, Mike Krumland won the Nebraska Senior Amateur championship at Elks Country Club in Columbus by two strokes over John Sajevic on Tuesday. It is the second men’s senior title for Krumland who won in 2006. The Columbus native shot 76 on the first day and finished with a 4-under 68 to finish even-par for the tournament.

2014 Boys Golf individual champions

Class A–full leaderboard

1 Benjamin Maschka, 12 Creighton Preparatory School -4 F -8 68 68 136
2 Clayton Peterson, 12 Lincoln Southeast -1 F -7 66 71 137
3 Alex Schaake, 10 Creighton Preparatory School Even F -5 67 72 139
4 Kort Steele, 9 North Platte -3 F -3 72 69 141
5 Cole Stenger, 12 Bellevue West -3 F -2 73 69 142

Class B–full leaderboard

1 Samuel Morse, 12 Columbus Lakeview -2 F -4 70 70 140
2 Kyle Murray, 11 Beatrice -3 F -1 74 69 143
T3 Tyler Wagner, 11 Beatrice +1 F +1 72 73 145
T3 Mackenzie Alspaugh, 12 McCook +1 F +1 72 73 145
5 Noah Hofman, 10 McCook +1 F +4 75 73 148

Class C–full leaderboard

1 Rylee Reinertson, 12 Gibbon -3 F -4 69 67 136
2 Sam Meuret, 12 Plainview -1 F -3 68 69 137
3 Tyler Ehresman, 12 Omaha Brownell-Talbot +4 F +5 71 74 145
4 Ryan Milks, 12 Gibbon +5 F +6 71 75 146
T5 Zac Morley, 12 Milford +1 F +9 78 71 149
T5 Henry Heeg, 12 Kimball +4 F +9 75 74 149

Class D–full leaderboard

1 Trevor Kosch, 9 Humphrey St. Francis +5 F +8 74 76 150
2 Jay Cottam, 11 Thayer Central +8 F +8 71 79 150
3 Michael Brockhaus, 12 Humphrey St. Francis +9 F +14 76 80 156
4 Auston Darnell, 12 Bancroft-Rosalie +4 F +15 82 75 157
5 Benjamen Baden, 11 Thayer Central +4 F +16 83 75 158