Qualifiers Selected for Pinnacle Bank Championship
July 10, 2020
Nebraskan Carson Schaake among qualifiers to earn a spot in Korn Ferry Tour Stop
Three golfers — including one from Omaha — will play in the PGA TOUR’s 2020 Korn Ferry Tour Pinnacle Bank Championship July 27-August 2 and compete for a share of the $600,000 purse.
Will Grimmer, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, who turned pro in 2019 and Wisconsin native Jordan Niebrugge who broke Bobby Jones’ record for the lowest score by an amateur at the Open Championship in 2015 have earned two of the spots in the 2020 Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna and hosted at The Club at Indian Creek. Grimmer and Niebrugge are the restricted qualifiers selected by the Pinnacle Bank Championship board of directors.
Omahan Carson Schaake, a graduate of Creighton Prep who played his collegiate career at University of Iowa, earned his spot by winning the Nebraska Qualifier on July 2, 2020 played at ArborLinks. He shot a 10-under, 134 to edge 2019 Pinnacle Bank Championship qualifiers Ryan Vermeer and Luke Kluver, who finished tied for second place at 7-under-par.
Grimmer is a graduate of The Ohio State University, during which time he represented the U.S. on the Arnold Palmer Cup Team. He has 13 USGA Championships, which were highlighted by two US Open appearances with a made cut at Shinnecock Hills in 2018. He also competed at The Memorial on the PGA Tour last year on a sponsor’s exemption.
Niebrugge earned his Korn Ferry Tour status after a 2016-2017 season highlighted by a top 10 finish on the Mackenzie Tour Order of Merit where he had two runner-up finishes and a T35 finish at the 2017 US Open in Wisconsin. He played collegiate golf at Oklahoma State, finishing his amateur career as the fifth ranked amateur in the world, and was a Byron Nelson finalist.
The Championship’s other unrestricted exemption will be awarded to the winner of the Indian Creek Invitational this Sunday, July 12.