Cody Blick Wins 2017 Reno Open and Barracuda Championship Exemption
RENO, Nev. (May 17, 2017) – Cody Blick wins the 2017 Reno Open and exemption to the Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event with a score of 24 in the Modified Stableford format tournament. The two-day tournament took place at Washoe Golf Course for the third year in a row after a nearly 70-year hiatus.
“We had a great turnout this year with about 50 players from around the country including some local talent,” said Chris Hoff, executive director of the Barracuda Championship. “This is a unique opportunity to have a chance at a cash purse and an exemption into a PGA TOUR event. Congratulations to Cody. We are excited to see him at the Barracuda Championship this year.”
This will be Blick’s first PGA TOUR event. After spending three and a half years at San Jose State, Blick left to Q-School (qualifying school) and joined the Canadian Tour. He has also previously played in the Golden State Golf Tour.
Jared Becher, a Reno local and Washoe Golf Course employee, came in second with a score of 23 and Tye Gabriel of Portland, Ore., ended the day with 22 points.
The Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event will take place July 31 through August 6. Proceeds from both tournaments benefit the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation.
For more information on the 19th annual Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event, visit www.BarracudaChampionship.com.
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About Barracuda Championship
The 19th annual Barracuda Championship, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place July 31-August 6, 2017 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 $3.3 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.