Day one is in the books at the Nebraska Amateur
Day one of the 104th Nebraska Amateur Championship is in the books at the Scotts Bluff Country Club. After Thursday's opening round 2002 champ Ryan Nietfeldt of Elkhorn is tied atop the leaderboard with Greg Sohl of Wahoo. They were part of the morning tee times and ended up with 5-under 67 scores.
That is one stroke better than Mitchell Ryan of Omaha and two shots ahead of local favorite Andrew Holloway. The Scottsbluff High School senior-to-be accented his first round 69 with an eagle on the par 4 381-yard 13th hole.
Holloway is one shot ahead of Mitchell's Brock Ehler, two ahead of Gering's Tyler Barry, and three ahead of high school teammate Michael Hadden, giving the area four golfers in the top ten.
Only eight golfers in the 129 player field, broke par. Four more matched it on a near perfect day.
Two time defending Amateur champ Andy Sajevic of Fremont settled for a one over 73. Father John Sajevic, who won the title in 1989 is another shot back with a 74.
Gering's Austin Miller, who just completed his eligibility at Creighton had a first round 77. Scottsbluff's Erik Krzyzanowski, now golfing at Gonzaga settled for an 81.
Gering's Dick Bolin, who is believed to be the oldest competitor ever in the Amateur at the age of 82, fired a first round 87.
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