Scott Smith Wins 2016 Reno Open and Barracuda Championship Exemption
RENO, Nev. (May 18, 2016) – Local favorite Scott Smith from Fallon, Nev., wins the 2016 Reno Open and exemption to the Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event with a score of 25 in the Modified Stableford format. The two-day tournament took place at Washoe Golf Course for the second year in a row after a nearly 70-year hiatus.
“We had a great turn out this year with about 80 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 Scott Smith. We are excited to see him at the Barracuda Championship this year.”
Yesterday’s leaders, Southern Californians Matt Pridey and Matthew Negri, ended the day with 18 points followed by Smith with 14 points.
Smith came out on top on day two taking home part of the $7,500 cash purse and an exemption into the Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event, June 27-July 3. Proceeds from both tournaments benefit the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation.
For more information on the 18th annual Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event, visit www.BarracudaChampionship.com.
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About Barracuda Championship
The 18th annual Barracuda Championship, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place June 27-July 3, 2016 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 $3.2 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.