Reno Open

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.

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