LINCOLN — The Country Club of Lincoln didn’t offer much of a defense Monday in the 111th Nebraska Amateur as 14 of the 156 golfers, led by Jace Guthmiller shooting a record-tying 65, broke par in the first round.

Guthmiller, who recently completed his eligibility at NU, finished with six birdies and an eagle to match the 7-under 65 shot by Steve Friesen of Lincoln and NU in 1998 at Lochland Country Club in Hastings and matched eight years later by current Korn Ferry Tour member Brandon Crick of McCook and NU at Indian Creek. Friesen went on to win, while Crick took second to current PGA Tour rookie Brady Schnell.

“I hit a lot of drivers, which was the game plan,” said Guthmiller, from Yankton, South Dakota. “The course (6,507 yards) obviously is really short, and on holes 1-2-3 it helped having extra length. The key is knowing where the misses are.”

Guthmiller is two strokes ahead of ex-Bellevue University golfer Fernando Arzate from Mexico (67). Arzate eagled the 295-yard, par-4 second hole while shooting 5-under 31 on the front nine, then matched par 36 for the back nine.

Caleb Badura, the reigning state match-play champion from Aurora, and three-time Class A high school champion and Kansas-bound Luke Kluver had 68s. Three-time defending Nebraska Amateur champion Alex Schaake of Omaha and the University of Iowa had a 70.

“I played with Caleb, who was throwing darts and making a ton of putts,” Schaake said. “I felt I wasn’t keeping up for the first 12 holes.”

Badura said he thought his putting was inconsistent after missing three birdie putts inside 6 feet on his second nine.

Kluver finished with three birdies and didn’t have a bogey after his opening hole.

Results after first round

Jace Guthmiller, Lincoln 65

Fernando Arzate, Bellevue 67

Caleb Badura, Aurora 68

Luke Kluver, Norfolk 68

Grant Jabenis, Omaha 69

Nate Vontz, Lincoln 69

Noah Hofman, McCook 69

Andy Sajevic, Omaha 70

John Spellerberg, Bennington 70

Josh Bartels, Lincoln 70

Alex Schaake, Omaha 70

Matthew Schaefer, Fordyce 70

AJ Elgert, Lincoln 71

Tanner Owen, Lincoln 71

Chase Keitges, Lincoln 72

Chris Rasmussen, Omaha 72

Cade McCallum, Grand Island 73

Michael Wilhelm, Omaha 73

Travis Minzel, Lincoln 73

Connor Vandewege, Lincoln 74

David Easley, Lincoln 74

John Sajevic, Fremont 74

Josh Wilson, Papillion 74

Kellen Rossman, Norfolk 74

Wes Bernt, Kearney 74

Brandon Morris, Bennington 74

Glenn Bills, Grand Island 74

Grant Johnson, Lincoln 74

Matthew Unruh, Lincoln 74

Andy Gerch, Lincoln 75

Garrett Goldsberry, Lincoln 75

Jacob Reckin, Bellevue 75

Mike Siwa, Omaha 75

Tristan Nelko, Lincoln 75

Brian Csipkes, Gretna 75

Chris Kelly, Omaha 75

Dan Huston, Omaha 75

Eric Peel, Omaha 75

John Lapour, Omaha 75

Ryan Nietfeldt, Omaha 75

AJ Nolin, Omaha 76

Dalton Mogul, York 76

Jayson Brueggemann, Lincoln 76

Joel Brueggemann, Beatrice 76

Matt Kingston, Springfield 76

Trey Pittenger, Lincoln 76

Vance Janssen, Blair 76

Andrew Godwin, Omaha 76

Corey Labenz, Lincoln 76

Mason Hale, Atkinson 76

Steven Ritzman, Omaha 76

Zach Hoffman, Omaha 76

Ben Haney, Lincoln 77

Jordan Arensdorf, Kearney 77

Mitchell Klooz, Imperial 77

Ryan Rogers, Omaha 77

Andrew Morrissey, Omaha 77

Brett Hoffman, Kearney 77

Clay Peterson, Lincoln 77

Jake Kluver, Norfolk 77

Reed Malleck, York 77

Danny Woodhead, Omaha 78

Koy Potthoff, Omaha 78

Mark Wright, Omaha 78

Matthew Quandt, Omaha 78

Tucker Knaak, Plainview 78

Alex Kubik, Aurora 78

Austin Murray, Kearney 78

Christian Hall, Omaha 78

Dave Shillinglaw, Bellevue 78

Drew D’Ercole, Papillion 78

Jacob Godwin, Omaha 78

Jordan Silvertrust, Lincoln 78

Parker Waters, Omaha 78

Aden Pesicka, Omaha 79

Clint Farrar, Lincoln 79

Grant Maser, Gering 79

Jake Boor, Omaha 79

Jay Moore, Lincoln 79

Kevin Sullivan, Omaha 79

Preston Carbaugh, Cambridge 79

Roger Sack, Lincoln 79

Ben Svehla, Lincoln 79

Bill Spangler, Lincoln 79

Bode Hill, Fremont 79

Evan Macke, Omaha 79

Jace Kratzenstein, Kearney 79

Murray Krambeer, Bellevue 79

Tyler Welch, Seward 79

Alex Zillig, La Vista 80

Chris Basnett, Lincoln 80

JT Hudson, Omaha 80

Miles Russell, Omaha 80

Nick Dosskey, Lincoln 80

Parker Shamburg, Omaha 80

Scott Tridle, Lincoln 80

Tyler Crandon, Lincoln 80

Brandt Radloff, Blair 80

Daniel Bock, Omaha 80

Grant Case, York 80

Patrick Clare, Lincoln 80

Patrick Tryon, Lincoln 80

Thelbert Baumbach, Lincoln 80

Graham Southwick, Beatrice 81

James Ginal, Omaha 81

Jack Riggins, Lincoln 81

Jack Truscott, Omaha 81

Rourke Jensen, Lincoln 81

John Erickson, Omaha 82

Luke Gutschewski, Omaha 82

Michael Arens, Lincoln 82

Will Porter, Kearney 82

Johnathan Hudson, Omaha 82

Josh Kramer, Omaha 82

Luke Grossnicklaus, Aurora 82

Mike Root, Omaha 82

Rob Mullin, Omaha 82

Scott Bohn, Lincoln 83

Brad Cavitt, Omaha 83

Jake Matzner, McCool Junction 83

Scott Howerter, Lincoln 83

Philip Maiyo, Lincoln 84

Lucas Leinen, Bellevue 84

Marcus Eriksen, Grand Island 84

Noah Vahle, Grand Island 84

Preston Walford, Fremont 84

Daniel Pearson, Lincoln 85

Ethan Shaw, Aurora 85

Matt Gress, Nebraska City 85

Sam Morse, Columbus 85

Jack Song, Omaha 86

Jacob Woodmancy, Grant 86

Ryan Smith, Grand Island 86

Will Wears, Omaha 86

Zach Eicher, Milford 86

Jake Ellis, Kearney 86

Josh Peters, Omaha 86

Kaleb Fullerton, Omaha 86

Bryce Vuncannon, Columbus 87

Hayden Pudenz, Bellevue 87

Jayden Neal, North Platte 87

Christian Steele, Kearney 87

Blake McClure, Lincoln 88

Hunter Hall, Lincoln 88

Tylar Samek, David City 89

Benjamin Clevinger, Lincoln 90

Michael Croker, Gretna 90

Jordan Hart, Omaha 90

J.D. Westerholm, Lincoln 91

Josh Nunnally, Walton 92

Caleb Bukacek, Omaha 95

Charlie Levy, Omaha 95

Zac Cepure, Lincoln 95

Charlie Larson, Lincoln 96

Josh Spomer, Lincoln 96

Nicholas Heinzman, Omaha DNF