Tanner Owen fired a 66 (-5) in the second round of stroke play qualifying at the 2019 Nebraska Match Play Championship in Omaha.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Owen Earns Top Seed at Nebraska Match Play

By NU Athletic Communications

Husker golfer Tanner Owen earned the No. 1 seed at the 52nd Nebraska Match Play Championship after firing a round of 66 (-5) in the tournament's second round of Stroke Play Qualifying at The Players Club in Omaha on Tuesday, June 11.

Owen, who produced a two-round total of 135 (-7) in the 36 holes of qualifying, claimed the top seed in the 32-player match play field. He finished four shots ahead of No. 2 seed Cade McCallum. Match play for Owen was scheduled to begin Wednesday morning.

Owen, who will be a senior for the Nebraska men's golf team in 2019-20, tied for 16th as a junior for the Huskers at the 2019 Big Ten Championship. The native of Parkville, Mo., finished with a 72.86 stroke average and was named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week (April 3).

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