The Reno-Tahoe Open is truly 'BIG TIME' as one of just 47 PGA TOUR events worldwide, and now the only event on the PGA TOUR calendar with a Modified Stableford scoring format. This year's Reno-Tahoe Open will occur July 29-August 04, 2013 at the stunning Montreux Golf & Country Club.
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Final Round Update: 2011 NGA member Ted Potter Jr. finishes T10 -
Pacific Palisades, Calif.– February 18, 2013 – Former NGA TOUR player John Merrick survived a two-hole playoff in the PGA TOUR’s Northern Trust Open on Sunday to claim his first PGA TOUR victory in his home state.
Merrick, a UCLA alumnus from Long Beach, carded a 2-under 69 at Riviera Country Club on Sunday to join Charlie Beljan in a playoff. After both golfers recorded pars on the first hole of the playoff, Merrick, who played on the NGA TOUR in 2004, ousted Beljan on the second playoff hole with a par.
The win is the third victory of the season for NGA TOUR alums on the PGA TOUR.
Longtime NGA TOUR member Josh Teater picked up his second top-10 finish of the season on the PGA TOUR. Teater, who made more than 60 NGA TOUR starts, closed with a 2-under 69 to finish in a tie for sixth at 9-under par.
Ted Potter Jr., a two-time NGA TOUR player of the Year, also carded a 2-under 69 on Sunday to move into a tie for 10th at 6-under par. The T10 effort was the best finish of the season for Potter, who has one PGA TOUR victory, and moved him into 30th in the FedExCup standings.
Former NGA TOUR member Jim Furyk (70) finished in a tie for 13th at 5-under par, while alums John Rollins (69) and Keegan Bradley (70) finished T16 at 4-under par.
Current NGA TOUR member Blayne Barber posted a 3-over 73 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 42nd in his PGA TOUR debut.
Final Round Updates: 2011 NGA TOUR members Ted Potter, Russell Knox finish top 30 –
Pebble Beach, Calif.– February 11, 2013 – Former NGA TOUR player Chris Kirk carded a 6-under 66 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Sunday to finish solo second.
Kirk, a former UGA start and 2009 NGA TOUR competitor, started the day in third, but he used eight birdies and two bogeys to reach 17-under par for the tournament en route to a season-best finish. Kirk finished two strokes behind winner Brandt Snedeker.
James Driscoll, who played on the NGA TOUR in 2002-03, also earned his best finish of the season in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The University of Virginia alum carded rounds of 72-67-67-69 to finish T9 at 11-under par.
Justin Hicks, who played three seasons on the NGA TOUR, closed with a 5-under 67 at Pebble Beach on Sunday to jump from T27 into a tie for 12th. Hicks posted rounds of 71-68-70-67 to finish at 10-under par.
Ted Potter Jr., a two-time NGA TOUR Player of the Year and 2011 member, completed a solid week with a 2-under 70 in the final round to finish at 9-under par. Potter, who held a share of the 36-hole lead, finished T16 with NGA TOUR alums John Merrick (68), William McGirt (69) and Sean O’Hair (70).
Myrtle Beach, S.C.– February 5, 2013 – Despite the fact that many in the field weren’t around for its inception, the NGA Pro Golf Tour, the country’s top developmental golf tour, will celebrate its 25th anniversary when the first tee ball is struck at Killearn Country Club in Tallahassee, Fla., in February.
“Making it 25 years is a testament to the vision of Rick Jordan and Bob Brooks,” said Robin L. Waters, NGA TOUR president. “So many things have changed in the game – and the world for that matter – over the last 25 years, but our blueprint has stood the test of time. Mirroring what players will incur at the next level has allowed the NGA TOUR to remain an important step in the lives of countless aspiring PGA TOUR players.”
Keegan Bradley, the 2011 PGA Championship winner, agrees.
“Playing the [NGA TOUR] was such a blessing,” said Bradley. “I was so happy that I didn’t get out on the [Web.com Tour] right out of college. Those boys on the [NGA TOUR] can play. I won an event there and it’s helped me out here.”
Bradley was just a toddler when Rick “TC” Jordan started the tour in 1988 with a simple concept: create a golf tour that would provide professional golfers an opportunity to compete in a professional atmosphere in hopes of one day playing on the PGA TOUR.
Lake Mary, Fla.– January 31, 2013 – After opening the event with back-to-back 64s, current PGA TOUR member Joe Affrunti built a seven-shot lead going into the final round of NGA TOUR Bridgestone Winter Series event at Timacuan Golf Club – and he needed every one of them just to send the event into extra holes.
However, Affrunti of Crystal Lake, Ill., erased the thoughts of a final-round 76 quickly and outlasted Sam Beach, who started the day 11 shots off the lead, in a two-hole playoff to earn his fifth NGA TOUR victory.
“A win’s a win, and we can end it right there,” quipped Affrunti, who earned $8,860. “That’s why you can never have a big enough lead. You can’t let your guard down. I came out here with the peddle down and it got away from me a little bit. I tried to stay aggressive. It didn’t pan out, and a 76 is what comes out of it.”
While his finishing score may indicate otherwise, Affrunti played some solid gold in the final round. After shooting 5-over par on the first four holes of the day, he bounced back with four birdies in a row to make the turn a 1 over. A pair of bogeys on the backside left Affrunti with a one-stroke lead going into the final hole of regulation, but another bogey at No. 18 left him tied with Beach at 12-under par.
Scottsdale, Ariz.– February 4, 2013 – Former NGA TOUR winner Scott Piercy shot a Sunday-low 10-under 61 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Sunday to earn a third-place finish.
Piercy, who won the NGA TOUR’s 2006 Michelob Ultra Classic, carded 10 birdies and no bogeys at TPC Scottsdale in the final round to earn his third top-15 finish of the season and move into ninth in the FedExCup standings. Piercy finished at 23-under par and five shots behind winner Phil Mickelson.
Former NGA TOUR member Ryan Palmer was also hot in the desert on Sunday. Palmer posted eight birdies, one bogey and an eagle in the final round to move from T26 into fifth place at 19-under par.
NGA TOUR alum Brendon de Jonge shot a 5-under 66 to finish tied for sixth at 18-under par, while former NGA TOUR player Matt Every posted the same score to move into a tie for ninth at 17-under par.