Sohl continues to lead Nebraska Amateur
They are down to the top 54 golfers, plus ties, at the 104th Nebraska Amateur Golf Tournament at the Scotts Bluff Country Club.
Wahoo's Greg Sohl takes a three shot lead into play Saturday after shooting a one-under par 71 Friday. He is at six under for the tournament. After one round he was tied with 2002 champ Ryan Nietfeldt of Elkhorn. Nietfeldt, who has been the runner-up the last two Amateur's, settled for a two-over 74 Friday and is now tied with new Laurel resident Mitchell Klooz for second.
Klooz, who was the Class C medalist this past season as a sophomore for Plainview, had the best round of the day with a 67.
Another Mitchell, Ryan of Omaha, is next in line with Andrew Holloway of Scottsbluff. Both golfers are at two under after turning in above par rounds Friday. Ryan had a 74, while Holloway had a 73.
Mitchell's Brock Ehler and Fremont's John Sajevic are the only other golfers to break par. Ehler lost a shot to par Friday with a 73, while Sajevic had one of the better rounds with a 69. Sajevic was the Amateur champ in 1989. His son, Andy, is the two-time defending Amateur champ. He is hanging around, nine shots back, with a three over 147 following a 74 Friday.
Rounding out the top ten are Paul Mohr of Scottsbluff, Calvin Freeman of Table Rock and Tanner Johnson of Broken Bow. All are at even par for the tournament and all three went under par Friday. Johnson had a 68, Mohr a 70 and Freeman a 73.
There were eight other local and area golfers that made the cut for the weekend including Austin Miller of Gering at three over par following a 70 Friday. Renen Sahr of Gordon is tied for 23rd with a two day total of 149. Tyler Barry of Gering is a shot behind him. Barry struggled Friday with a 79. Scottsbluff's Michael Hadden also struggled down the stretch. He was two over for the day through 13 holes, but lost seven more shots to par over the final five holes to finish with an 81 and a two day total of nine over 153. That put him in a tie for 44th with Lewis Reinhardt of Scottsbluff.
Gering's Charlie Hadenfeldt has had back-to-back 77's and is tied for 48th. Jeff Greenwood of Kimball and Tyler Zoellner of Ogallala are another shot back at 155.
2009 Amateur champ Jayson Brueggemann of Lincoln made the cut, but is 15 shots off the pace with a 153. Another notable is 82-year old Dick Bolin of Gering. The oldest known entrant ever in the Amateur bested his age with a 79 today, but with a two day total of 166 did not make the championship cut.
Saturday morning at 7:40 on Sports Talk on KNEB-AM 960 Klooz, Holloway, Hadden along with Scotts Bluff Country Club pro and Nebraska Golf Association volunteer Wilma Gilliland of Kimball will be special guests.
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