Eight under round gives Omaha golfer U.S. Open Local qualifier win

BEATRICE – Omaha golfer Carson Schaake fired an eight-under-par 64 at Beatrice Country Club Monday, to win the local U.S. Open qualifier.

Schaake, a former Iowa Hawkeye golfer, finished three shots ahead of Brandon Crick, of McCook…who had a five-under-67. Crick, a former University of Nebraska player, is on the Korn Ferry professional tour. Another shot back at 68, was former Kansas University golfer Ryan Vermeer, of Omaha.

The three golfers now move on to sectional qualifying.

Carson Schaake’s score was one shot off the Beatrice Country Club course record.  Carson’s brother, Alex Schaake is in his final year of collegiate golf for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Carson says he plans to enter the sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open at Springfield, Ohio…..where he’s tried to qualify before.

The two alternates coming out of the BCC local qualifier are Norfolk’s Luke Kluver, who shot a three-under par 69…..and Kelly Brown of Oberlin, Kansas, who fired a two-under 70.