COLUMBUS – The Nebraska Open kicked off Thursday, and Elks was packed as players competed in the ProAm.
Professionals who will be competing for the Nebraska Open Title, paired up with amateurs on Thursday for the weekend opening competition. The Nebraska Open is an annual event at The Elks Country Club which attracts pro golfers from across the state.
The annual event will raise $78,000 this year for scholarships that will be given to students attending Nebraska’s community colleges.
The Nebraska Open is coordinated by Nebraska Public Power District and has raised close to $1.5 million in scholarship money over the last 26 years. These scholarships are given to the Central Community College Foundation and distributed to students attending Nebraska’s community colleges within NPPD’s service territory. Scholarships are distributed to Central, Mid-Plains, Southeast, Northeast, and Western Community College Systems.