Alistair Docherty Wins Reno Open, Exemption to Barracuda Championship
RENO, Nev. (April 26, 2019) – Today, Alistair Docherty was awarded an exemption into the 2019 Barracuda Championship after winning this year’s Reno Open. The three-day tournament was held at Wolf Run Golf Club.
“The course was exactly what we needed for this event,” said Mike O’Leary, Executive Director of the Golden State Golf Tour. “Conditions were good and opportunities for eagles and birdies were plenty. We saw some great scores. It all made for an exciting tournament from the first tee shot.”
Docherty won the 2019 Reno Open in a playoff against Matt Picanso of Vista, Calif. The number 18 playoff hole proved to be the key to Docherty’s day. Alistair birdied, while Picanso parred.
“That playoff gave me new life and I am so excited to walk away with the win. This means the world to me,” said Docherty.
The Barracuda Championship will be Docherty’s first PGA TOUR event.
“I am looking forward to sharing that incredible moment with my family. I owe everything to them so for us to share something so special like that means everything.”
Hailing from Vancouver, Wash. Docherty played college golf at Chico State where he was a three-time All American and represented Team USA at the 2016 Palmer Cup in Fromby, England.
“We can’t wait to host Alistair and his family this summer,” said Chris Hoff, Barracuda Championship Tournament Director. “Our Reno Open partnership with the Golden State Tour, and Mike O’Leary, offers unique opportunities for some really talented golfers to play on the world’s biggest stage.”
Docherty leaves Reno with $6,000. He will return to Reno July 22-28, 2019 to compete in the Barracuda Championship, the area’s only PGA TOUR event.
For more information on the 21st annual Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event, visit www.BarracudaChampionship.com.
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About Barracuda Championship
The 21st annual Barracuda Championship, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place July 22-28, 2019 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. The tournament is one of just 46 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 Golf Channel as it follows 132 PGA TOUR professionals competing for a share of the tournament’s $3.5 million purse. Montrêux Golf & Country Club has been the host site since the tournament’s inception in 1999. 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, AT&T and NV Energy.