BEATRICE, Neb. — Ryan Nietfeldt of Omaha won his second Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship in a playoff Sunday at Beatrice Country Club.
After pitching in for birdie on the final hole of regulation to tie Brian Csipkes of Gretna and Tyler Schaaf of Lincoln at even-par 144, Nietfeldt parred the fourth extra hole to defeat Schaaf. Csipkes was eliminated on the first playoff hole.
John Sutko of Omaha, who tied for fourth, was the first-round leader with a 6-under 66 but shot 79 on the final day. A bogey on the final hole kept him from the playoff.
Championship flight: Ryan Nietfeldt, Omaha, 74-70—144; Brian Csipkes, Gretna, 73-71—144; Tyler Schaaf, Lincoln, 70-74—144; David Easley, Lincoln, 74-71—145; John Sutko, Omaha, 66-79—145; Ryan Knispel, Omaha, 76-69—145; Patrick Duffy, Omaha, 74-72—146; Trent Morrison, Omaha, 72-74—146; Paul Mohr, Scottsbluff, 76-71—147; Tim Hourigan, Omaha, 73-75—148.