NGA Junior Championship Entries Open Monday

Entries open for the Nebraska Golf Association’s junior championships on March 16, and the schedule includes unique opportunities to play two of the top golf courses west of Lincoln.

Riverside Golf Club in Grand Island will host the 58th Nebraska Girls’ Match Play Championship and the 31st Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship, June 15-18. It will be a record fourth time hosting the girls’ championship for Riverside, but the first in 20 years. Lincoln’s Beth Anne Cherry (Bryson) won the 2000 title, when the club last hosted. The boys’ championship, which began 30 years ago in 1990, will be conducted at Riverside for the first time. Wahoo’s Lauren Thiele is the defending champion on the girls’ side, while Elkhorn’s Luke Gutschewski will defend his boys’ title.

The match play championships feature a stroke play qualifier on Monday, June 15, after which the fields will be cut to 16 girls and 32 boys for the match play rounds. Match play begins Tuesday, June 16, with the girls’ final in the afternoon on June 17, and the boys final in the morning on June 18.