RENO OPEN ROUND ONE RESULTS

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Ben Fox in the Lead for Barracuda Championship Exemption

RENO, Nev. (May 12, 2015) – Hailing from Sherman Oaks, Calif., Ben Fox leads the field after the first round of the reinstated Reno Open with a score of +11 in the Modified Stableford format.  

Tying for second place are John Chin from Temecula Calif. and Daniel Maier with +8. The three leaders tee-off for the second and final round of the Reno Open tomorrow, May 13 at 9:56 a.m. at Washoe Golf Course. Other competitors in the hunt for the coveted Barracuda Championship exemption include Nevada Wolf Pack’s own Kevin Lucas and Reno native Jared Becher with +5.

Despite the windy conditions and traditional small greens of Washoe Golf Course making scoring particularly challenging for players, all participants have been complimentary of the tournament and host site.

Tee times for round two begin at 7:32 a.m. Wednesday, May 13 with Michael Wilson and Cole Trip from Reno, Nev. and John Tovar from Fillmore, Calif. Tournament play is expected to wrap up at approximately 2 p.m. with a ceremony celebrating the Reno Open champion and winner of the Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event exemption to follow thereafter.

For more information on the 17th Annual Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event, visit www.BarracudaChampionship.com.

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About Barracuda Championship
The 17th annual Barracuda Championship, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place August 3-9, 2015 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. The tournament is one of just 47 full-field stops during the PGA TOUR Season and is part of the FedEx Cup series, a points competition for PGA TOUR professionals. The internationally televised event brings in millions of dollars in coverage for the Reno-Tahoe region through its affiliation with The Golf Channel as it follows 132 PGA TOUR professionals competing for a share of the tournament’s $3.1 million purse. The Barracuda Championship is managed and operated by the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, comprised of key sponsors including title sponsor Barracuda Networks, Eldorado Hotel Reno, Montrêux Development Group and NV Energy.

 


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