Golfers arriving for 104th Nebraska Amateur Championship
The Scotts Bluff Country Club is hosting the 104th Nebraska Amateur Golf Championship this Thursday through Sunday.
There are 129 golfers, including 33 from the area, entered in the event. They have begun to arrive today for practice rounds, including two-time defending champ Andy Sajevic of Fremont. He is hopeful he can make it three in a row.
We'll see. Obviously that is the goal," the University of North Carolina golfer said. "We'll take it one day at a time and see how it goes."
Sajevic, who golfed at North Carolina-Charlotte for three years before his transfer to Chapel Hill this fall, is coming off shoulder surgery in March.
"The game is definitely coming around," he said. "I have made a lot of progress in the last month or so. It feels good and it is definitely better than before the surgery."
Sajevic is one of four fomer Amateur champs in the field. His dad John is one of them and they will be joined by Jayson Brueggemann of Lincoln and Ryan Nietfeldt of Eklhorn.
One of the local competitors is 82-year old Dick Bolin of Gering. He was inducted into the Nebraska Golf Hall of Fame in 2008 and is believed to be one of the oldest entrants ever for the Amateur Championship. Bolin has won three Senior State Opens.
The Scotts Bluff Country Club last hosted the Nebraska Amateur in 1994. Dale Williamson of Chadron won the event.
The first tee times tomorrow are at 8:00 a.m. The public is invited to follow the golfers. There is no charge.
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