Ben Hogan Award Winner Doug Ghim (amateur) Added to Barracuda Championship Field
RENO,Nev.(May 31, 2018) – Fresh off receiving the Ben Hogan Award as the nation’s top male collegiate golfer and his third place finish at NCAA Championships, University of Texas senior, Doug Ghim (a) has been granted a sponsor’s exemption to compete in the 2018 Barracuda Championship, July 30 – August 5 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club.
Currently first in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and third in the latest Haskins Award Watch List, Ghim’s stellar senior season includes five victories for the Longhorns. Ghim will next participate in the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hill Golf Club. Earlier this year, Ghim made the cut at the Masters where he finished tied for 50th.
“We are thrilled to add Doug to our field this year,” said Tournament Director Chris Hoff. “He’s playing as well as anyone in the country right now coming off a great NCAA Championship and we look forward to cheering him on at the US Open.”
“I’m incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to play in the Barracuda Championship, a tournament that is extremely committed to giving back to their community through the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation,” said Ghim.
The Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event will take place July 30 – August 5.
For more information on the 20thannual Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event, visit www.BarracudaChampionship.com.
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About Barracuda Championship
The 20th annual Barracuda Championship, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place July 30-August 5, 2018 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 $3.4 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.