Fremont pair falls in U.S. Amateur Four-Ball
John and Andy Sajevic of Fremont made the match-play portion of the new U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship but lost their first match 3 and 2 Monday at San Francisco's Olympic Club.
The Sajevics were the only fatherson tandem in the field. Former Husker golfer Andrew Wyatt, from Midland, Texas, also was in the first round but lost.
World-Herald Match Play
Entries for the new World-Herald Match Play golf tournament are being accepted online at www.owhgolf.com.
The website has information on the reformatted tournament, which replaces The World-Herald Publinks that had been a fixture in Omaha public-course golf since 1929.
Some of the major changes:
Members of private courses are eligible and there are no residency restrictions.
Entries will be taken online only, not through the golf courses.
Golfers must have a valid golf handicap, with some exceptions this year.
Riding carts will be allowed in all flights, including the Don Lee Championship Flight.
All flights will award gift cards to the winner and runner-up, not just the championship flight.
What remains in the transition from the Publinks to TheWORLD-HERALD Match Play is that there is no entry fee. Golfers are responsible for their greens fees and cart fees during the tournament.
The entry period will run through May 25. Match play begins May 28, with the finals in all flights July 12 at Johnny Goodman Golf Course.
The World-Herald Match Play offers competition for all golfers, starting at age 15. Flight assignments, based on handicaps, will be determined by the Publinks Committee.
The senior men's flights are split into age brackets of 55 to 64 and 65 and older, and then flighted by score if there are sufficient entries.
For each round of match play, there will be a public-course assignment for each flight. Golfers may agree to play their match at another course. If agreement cannot be reached, they must play the match at the assigned public course. The Publinks Committee suggests that if a match is played at a private course, the member splits the guest fees with his opponent.
Allowed in all flights are caddies, riding carts and distance-measuring devices. The Rules of Golf govern the tournament. The newspaper provides awards and operates the tournament with the help of Nebraska PGAmembers.
Lawson wins Homesteader
Lance Lawson of Norfolk won the Homesteader championship Sunday at Beatrice Country Club in a one-hole playoff against Greg Stanek of Bellevue and Husker golfer Ross Dickson.
All three matched par 144 for 36 holes.
Final 36-hole leaders: Lance Lawson 74-70—144; Greg Stanek 69-75—144; Ross Dickson 75-69—144; Bill Amundsen 72-73—145; Jayson Brueggemann 7274—146; Calvin Freeman 73-73—146; Ryan Nietfeldt 74-74—148; Devon Wegner 75-74—149; Justin Jennings 75-74—149; Travis Minzel 70-80—150; Mike Siwa 75-75—150; Dylan Heng 77-73—150.
— Stu Pospisil