Former NFL player earns No. 1 seed at Nebraska Match Play Championship

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KLKN) –Day two of the 55th Nebraska Match Play Championship ended with former NFL running back Danny Woodhead earning the No. 1 seed.

The Elkhorn resident had a strong qualifying round of 4-under par 68.

His two day total of 139 is one shot better than No. 2 seed Johnny Spellerberg and Lincoln golfer David Easley.

“I was able to keep the ball, you know, in some good spots. Didn’t get in a ton of trouble, except hole 5 and when I did I was able to scramble and get a bogey and not a bigger number, Woodhead said. “So yeah, I mean, I felt, I felt comfortable out there. I hit some, hit some good irons, hit some good wedges, made a few good puts. I’m fortunate to be playing in nicer weather than it was yesterday.”

Christopher Atkinson of Omaha claimed the final spot in the bracket with a par on the second playoff hole. Atkinson will play Woodhead in the 8 a.m. match on Wednesday morning with the Round of 16 to follow in the afternoon.


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