OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS RECEIVES SPONSOR’S EXEMPTION TO 2015 BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
RENO, Nev. (July 28, 2015) – The Barracuda Championship is excited to announce that rising PGA TOUR professional Ollie Schniederjans will receive a sponsor’s exemption for the 17th annual event held August 3-9, 2015.
The Georgia Tech graduate is a three-time NCAA All-American golfer, who held the number one spot in WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKING™ for 41 weeks in 2014 and racked up multiple amateur wins including the 2009 Polo Golf Junior Classic, 2013 U.S. Collegiate Championship and 2014 ACC Championship.
As an amateur player, the 22-year-old finished in a tie for 12th at The Open Championship in Fife, Scotland, moving on to his professional debut by making the cut and finishing in a tie for 22nd at the RBC Canadian Open in Ontario last week.
“We are thrilled to have Ollie Schniederjans participating in the 2015 Barracuda Championship,” said Tournament Director Chris Hoff. “Part of the same graduating class as rising stars like Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger, he’s going to be an exciting player to watch at the tournament and as he continues his professional golf career.”
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 FedExCup 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.