FREMONT, Neb. — In his first year eligible, former University of North Carolina golfer Andy Sajevic leads after the first round of the 17th Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship at Fremont Golf Club on Saturday.
Sajevic, who recently turned 25 to become eligible, fired a 4-under 67 on the course he grew up on to lead by a stroke. Sajevic recorded five birdies and one bogey during his round, and leads over his fellow competitors, Jon Deines of Omaha and Ryan Nietfeldt of Eklhorn.
Playing alongside Sajevic, Deines rolled in four birdies and an eagle to shoot a 3-under 68. Meanwhile, Nietfeldt, the 2001 and 2013 Champion, kept pace with a 2-under 69 that included two birdies and an eagle.
Four players sit four strokes back at even-par 71, including Andy’s father, John Sajevic, Omaha’s Bill Amundsen, Lincoln’s Patrick Hanzel, and 2010 and 2011 Champion Travis Minzel of Lincoln. The 2000 Champion, Skip Gist of Omaha, is five back at 72 (+1) in a tie for 8th, while defending champion Trent Morrison of Omaha is in a tie for 31st at 78 (+7).
The 2005 Champion, Rick Dusek of Omaha is tied for 40th at 82 (+11).
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