Junior Amateur Championship Play Underway at Elks Country Club

Three players are tied at the top after the first round of the 51st Nebraska Junior Amateur Championship at Elks Country Club on Thursday. The trio tied at 71 (-1) includes defending champion Tucker Knaak of Plainview, Omaha’s Josh Peters and Grand Island’s Cade McCallum. After today’s second round, the field will be cut to the low 40 scores and ties for Saturday’s final round.

Kaitlyn Hanna of Omaha took the lead after the first round of the 18th Nebraska Girls’ Amateur Championship at Elks Country Club on Thursday. Hanna fired a round of 75 (+3) and leads by two strokes over two players at 77 (+5), including defending champion Ricki Hickstein of Chadron and Wahoo’s Lauren Thiele. The final round begins today at 12:30 p.m., with the leaders set to tee-off at 2:30 p.m.

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