Reno Open

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This article is about the former event. For the PGA Tour event, see Legends Reno-Tahoe Open. For the former LPGA Tour event, see Reno Open (LPGA Tour).

The Reno Open was a golf tournament on the Ben Hogan Tour that was contested from 1990 to 1991 and played at Northgate Golf Course in Reno, Nevada.

Mike Springer won the inaugural tournament.[1]

John Flannery captured the 1991 edition of the event.[2] He defeated Rob Boldt, Esteban Toledo and Tom Lehman in a sudden-death playoff to earn $20,000 and his first victory on the circuit. The playoff is recognized as one of the most unusual in Tour history.[3] On the second hole, the 18th, Flannery appeared to have won before failing to mark his ball properly on the green, a two-stroke rules violation. Toledo also committed a rules violation on the green and was accessed a one-stroke penalty. Each player carded a six, forcing the playoff into the third-extra hole, where Flannery won the event.


Ben Hogan Reno Open


  1. ^ "Springer Wins Hogan Reno". Tulsa World. Retrieved May 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Individual Playoff Records". PGA Tour. Retrieved May 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Astonishing But True Golf Facts". p. 87. Retrieved May 26, 2016.