Omaha - Rick Dusek of Omaha shot a two-under par 70 in the final round of the Nebraska Mid-Amateur to claim a five stroke victory on Sunday at Bellevue's 6,850 yard, Par-72 Willow Lakes Golf Course. He finished with a two day total of two-under par 142.
Lynn Johnson of Blair claimed sole possession of second place with a final round of four-under par 68 to finish the championship at 147. His 68 was the low round of the championship. Fremont's John Sajevic shot an even-par round of 72 and finished alone in third with a two day total of 148. 2004 Nebraska Mid-Amateur champion Pete Godwin finished tied for 14th with a two day total of 153.
Starting the day with a three stroke lead after a first round 72, Dusek bogeyed the opening hole then made birdies on the 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th holes to shoot a two-under par 34 on the front nine. He then proceeded to make nine straight pars on the back nine to finish at 70.
Dusek credited a second round 68 at last week's Columbus Classic for igniting his game leading up to the Mid-Amateur.
"Ever since that round, I've been confident and had a relaxed attitude," Dusek said.
He also attributed his consistent scoring to a good short game.
"If I missed a green, I made some good up-and-downs to keep myself in it and that's what you need to do out here because there are some birdie holes," Dusek said.
For complete results and scores, click on the tournament link above.