Ontario Open

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The Ontario Open was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour that was played in 1961 and 1962 at the Whispering Lakes Golf Course in Ontario, California, which opened in 1956.[1][2]

The 1961 tournament, played from October 12–15, was won by 42-year-old Eric Monti of Los Angeles, when he sank an 8-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole of a three-way sudden death playoff with George Bayer and Bobby Nichols.[3] The winners share was $2,800 out of a total purse of $20,000.[1]

In the 1962 tournament, played October 18–21, Al Geiberger[4] won his first PGA Tour event by one stroke over five other golfers. He won $3,500 from a $27,500 purse.[5]