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Thomas Bryson, Lauren Thiele win Nebraska Junior PGA Championships

Thomas Bryson, Lauren Thiele win Nebraska Junior PGA Championships

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Thomas Bryson of Lincoln and Lauren Thiele of Wahoo were the overall winners Thursday at the Nebraska Junior PGA Championships at Stone Creek.

Bryson came out of the 13-15 age division to shoot 10-under 134 to beat Iowa State-bound Luke Gutschewski of Omaha by three strokes. Both advance to the national finals in Lexington, Kentucky on July 12-15.

Thiele’s 7-under 137 was a stroke better than the 138 for Omaha’s Kaitlyn Hanna. Both advance to the national finals at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky on July 27-30.


Boys: Thomas Bryson, Lincoln (13-15 champion), 66-68—134; Luke Gutschewski, Omaha (16-18 champion), 63-75—138; Zac McCormack, Omaha, 67-72—139; Brayden Schram, Hastings, 72-68—140; Luke Strako, Omaha, 72-70—142; Will Mullin, Omaha, 70-72—142; Connor Steichen, Omaha, 71-71—142; Beau Petersen, Gretna, 68-74—142; Teddy Peterson, Omaha, 69-73—142; Coltrane Mittag, Ashland, 72-71—143.

Girls: Lauren Thiele, Wahoo (16-18 champion), 68-69—137; Kaitlyn Hanna, Omaha, 68-70—138; Katie Ruge, Omaha, 71-70—141; Kate Strickland, Lincoln, 75-68—143; Nicole Kolbas, Lincoln, 75-72—147; Emily Karmazin, Omaha, 75-73—148; Izabella Pesicka, Omaha, 75-74—149; Baylee Steele, North Platte, 78-73—151; Eden Larson, Lincoln (13-15 champion), 74-83—157; Julia Karmazin, Omaha, 78-81—159.

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