Schaake wins U.S. Amateur Qualifier, Moore second alternate

KLKN Sports Staff

LINCOLN, Neb. – Alex Schaake won the U.S. Amateur Qualifier Monday at Firethorn Golf Course to clinch a berth in the U.S. Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach in August. Schaake, a former standout at Creighton Prep high school in Omaha, shot a 10-under-par to win.

Elkhorn’s Ryan Nietfeldt placed second to qualify as well.

Lincoln native and former Husker football player Jay Moore is an alternate for the tournament, finishing fourth with a 1-under-par finish.