As they were last year, Pinnacle Bank Championship local sponsor’s exemptions Ryan Vermeer of Omaha and amateur Luke Kluver of Norfolk will be paired together Thursday and Friday for the Korn Ferry Tour tournament at Indian Creek.

Their tee times are 8:52 a.m. Thursday off the 10th tee and 2:32 p.m. Friday off the first tee. Also in their group is Kyle Westmoreland, who received a sponsor’s exemption from the tour. The Texan is about to exit the Air Force after serving a five-year commitment.

Omaha’s Scott Gutschewski starts at 12:53 p.m. on Thursday off the 10th tee and 7:13 Friday morning off the first tee. Brandon Crick of McCook, the only one of Nebraska’s four players in the field to start Thursday on the first tee, goes at 2:10. His Friday tee time on No. 10 is 8:30 a.m.

The top three in Korn Ferry points — Xinjun Zhang, Robby Shelton and Scottie Scheffler — all are early-late on the this week’s schedule. On Thursday, tee times are 7:13 a.m. for Scheffler and 7:24 for Zhang off the 10th tee and 7:46 for Shelton off No. 1. They’ll be in prime time — and in the heat — Friday afternoon.

Cox Business Pro-Am

Back for Wednesday’s Cox Business Pro-Am is comedian Dan Whitney of Lincoln, aka Larry the Cable Guy, who sponsors Crick. Those two will play at 2 p.m.

Crick said Whitney’s golf is improving.

“There are so many from the PGA Tour out here and a lot who played with him at Pebble Beach (the AT&T Pro-Am in February), and they said, ‘Wow, he’s gotten so much better,’ ’’ Crick said. “When he started playing all the celebrity events it’s helped his game.”

Whitney played a double round in the pro-am last week for the American Century celebrity tournament at Lake Tahoe. He’s been able to put some distance between himself and noted bad golfer Charles Barkley in that event after they were the last two finishers in 2016. The Cable Guy’s past three finishes have been either 76th or 77th — Barkley did avoid the cellar this year with an 88th-place showing.

Pro-am tee times

Morning

Pros listed first in pairing. First pro plays the first nine holes, then the second plays the last nine in each group

Hole 1

6:30 a.m.: Xinjun Zhang/Wade Binfield, Todd Schneidewind, Bill Schneidewind, Vic Pelster, Chris Conrad.

6:41: Scottie Scheffler/Carl Yuan, John Holling, Justin Shavlik, Ryan Waind, Brad Kelly.

6:52: Lanto Griffin/Michael Miller, Brad Toland, Scott Vigal, Greg Ward, Matt Martinez.

7:03: Mark Hubbard/Nicholas Echaveria, Brad Poppen, Brian Ritter, Marc Wisdom, Arun Agarwal.

7:14: Mark Anderson/David Riley, Mike Works, Scott Brown, Brian Diedrichsen, Rob Luellen.

7:25: Nelson Ledesma/Blaine Barber, Korn Ferry Tour team TBD.

7:36: Vince Covello/Brett Coletta, Matt Dinsdale, Jay Lund, John Thomas, Henry German.

7:47: Zac Blair, Mike Potthoff, Jeff Royal, Dan Houghton, Zach Peed.

7:58: Chase Seiffert/Max Greyserman, Nick Kelley, Jerry Evans, Chuck Olson, Nate Olson.

8:09: Michael Gligic/Brian Richey, Jeff Jenkins, Scott Semrad, Brian Morrow, Tom Vann.

8:20: Rhein Gibson/Rob Opperheim, Brad Strittmatter, Dave Roberts, Chuck Stevens, Vibhu Sharma.

8:31: Robby Shelton/Martin Flores, Sid Dinsdale, Jack McDonnell, Chip James, Craig Pohlman.

8:42: Vincent Whaley/Dylan Wu, Jeff Jorth, Grant Matthies, Corey Watton, Levi Scheppers.

Hole 10

6:30 a.m.: Tim Wilkinson/Kyle Reifers, Brian Vandersnick, Jim Rejda, Jeff Bergholz, Mike Bauer.

6:41: Chris Baker/Scott Harrington, Jason Minnick, Parker Heikes, Ron Heikes, Kevin Black.

6:52: Tyler McCumber/T.J. Vogel, Justin Hesser, Dillon Retzlaff, Andrew Hardenburger, Phil Hardenburger.

7:03: Rafael Campos/Brad Hopfinger, Travis Canady, Alex Young, Quaid Edwards, Tim Young.

7:14: Michael Gellerman/Chad Ramey, Jason Zoellner, Luke Christensen, Chade Riley, Jeff Pippitt.

7:25: Sebastian Cappelen/Oscar Fraustro, Terry Csipkes, Adam Marsh, Rustin Slaughter, Brian Green.

7:36: Maverick McNealy/Kyle Westmoreland, Sam Heineman, Scott Meister, Dave Heineman, Steve Rector.

7:47: Dan McCarthy/Byron Meth, Michael Socha, Dan Patterson, Shane Perrien, Seth Korber.

7:58: Kristoffer Ventura/Rick Lamb, Robert Carlisle, Dave Potter, Cliff Robertson, Robert Dalrymple.

8:09: Brian Campbell/Erik Barnes, Spencer Kimball, Mike Shotkoski, Bryan Krumveide, Josh Henry.

8:20: Kevin Dougherty/Timothy Madison, Jason Gibson, Wade Regier, Lance Walker, Mike Pavelka.

8:31: Drew Weaver/Steve Wheatcroft, Brian Paul, Steve Persigehl, Jim Darmody, Greg Fonda.

8:42: Marty Dou/Max Rottluff, Brad Eckhoff, Brian Zuger, Heath Stukenholtz, Aaron Sundberg.

Afternoon

Hole 1

12:10 p.m.: Joshua Creel/Callum Tarren, Kris Koezler, Matt Bauer, Pat Svec, Wayne Hesse.

12:21: Steve LeBrun/Lee Hodges, Scott Howerter, Jack Minnick, Joshua Wilson, Mike Minnick.

12:32: Jimmy Stanger/Jordan Niebrugge, Korn Ferry Tour team TBD.

12:43: Bo Hoag/Kevin Lucas, Mitch Schneringer, Ethan Evans, Jesse Gloystein, Shawn Gilbert.

12:54: Marcelo Rozo/Ryan Vermeer, Jesse Dubas, Matt Dwyer, Brett Michael, Jason Fischer.

1:05: Charlie Saxon, Bryon Zechmann, Dave Tims, Roger Dixon, Tom O’Gorman.

1:16: Joseph Bramlett/Brett Dewitt, Pete Wilson, Jason Gomez, Adam McCoy, Wayne Wilson.

1:27: Ben Kohles/Joseph Winslow, Paul West, Zach Wiegert, Bill Peel, Sean Mullen.

1:38: Steve Alker/Nicholas Thompson, Tom Coleman, John McElwain, Adam Eckert, Nick DiGiacomo.

1:49: Doug Ghim/Horacio Leon, Craig Kallin, John O’Malley, Dave Koehler, Dana Troske.

2:00: Brandon Crick, Dan Whitney, Bob Smith, JR Johnson, Gregg Young.

2:11: Scott Gutschewski/Ben Taylor, Ryan Cook, Justin Horst, Marc Hock, Bennett Ginsberg.

Hole 10

12:10 p.m.: Justin Lower/Jon Curran, Kyle James, Travis Sears, Dan Svehla, Brad Crain.

12:21: George Cunningham/Casey Wittenberg, Chase Dillon, Jack Larsen, Andy Sajevic, Jerrad Rahn.

12:32: Jamie Arnold/Tag Ridings, Greg Cutchall, Aaron McKeever, Corby Mastalir, Tim Thoreson.

12:43: Matthew NeSmith/Rico Hoey, Steve Goeser, Josie Abboud, Paul Kolkman, Jen Beaty.

12:54: Steve Marino/Paul Imondi, Scott Bowden, Kurt Boustead, Jay Johnson, David McCoy.

1:05: Luke Guthrie/Vince India, Kathy Higgins, Mike Hennig, Jeff Degan, TBD.

1:16: Austin Smotherman/Andres Gallegos, Darin Cook, Tony Dahm, Tim Stibbs, Ryan Fries.

1:27: Billy Kennerly/Ryan Yip, Jim Eggers, Jason Eggers, Josh Roza, Ted Boecker.

1:38: Jonathan Randolph/J.T. Griffin, Rob Helling, Jeff Huber, Tom Pedersen, David Hermann.

1:49: John Oda/Albin Choi, Jeff Moore, Randy Zerzan, Richard Shefte, Chris Banyay.

2:00: Michael Arnaud/Michael Johnson, Matthew Milam, Jack Struyk, Bradley Smith, Bryce Bunde.

2:11: Greg Yates/Jack Maguire, Chad McMahon, Chad Peterson, Alex Thomsen, Dustin Heng.

2:22: Paul Haley/John VanDerLaan, CU Heider College of Business team TBD.

Clinic draws 300 kids

Swelled by a large group of First Tee Omaha participants, it was an overflow turnout of more than 300 youth and 100 adults for Tuesday’s trick-shot demonstration by Chuck “The Hit Man” Hiter on the practice range that kicked off the Nebraska Section PGA Youth Day.

Kids also had hitting contests and a six-hole putting course to practice skills and pick up tips from Nebraska PGA pros and could go into the volunteer headquarters for milk, cookies and pros’ autographs.