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$2.75 million Reno-Tahoe purse hopes to draw PGA’s elite

David Gignilliat

When the PGA Tour makes its long-awaited return to the region this August, it will be trailed by a significant amount of cash.

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced Tuesday that an additional $250,000 will be added to the purse for the Reno-Tahoe Open, bringing the total prize money to a staggering $2,750,000.

“The $250,000 increase underscores the importance of the Reno-Tahoe Open to the PGA Tour,” said Finchem in a Tour press release. “We believe in its potential as a major component of the Tour schedule and put our support into making it a very attractive tournament for eligible players. With a total purse of $2,750,000, the inaugural Reno-Tahoe Open should boast a very strong field.”

The event will be held Aug. 23-29 at Montrux Golf & Country Club in Reno. The field will compete for a first place prize worth $495,000.

More softball sign-ups:

Looking for fun, athletic summer activity?

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department will soon begin team registration for the 1999 summer Adult Softball League.

Registration begins April 19 through April 23 for the league’s returning teams. New teams that would like to join the league for the summer season may sign up between April 26 and April 30 at the Kahle Community Center.

All registration will be administered on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost is $345 for day league teams and $445 for night league teams, with a maximum of 20 players per team.

For those interested in night leagues, the women’s league will be on Tuesday evenings while a men’s “B” league will hit the diamond on Thursday nights. For day league teams, Wednesdays will feature coed play and Thursdays will offer men’s “B” action.

The league schedules will begin May 17 and will run until the end of August, weather permitting. All games will be played at Zephyr Cove Park.

For more information, call the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department at Kahle Community Center at (702) 588-0271.

Taking it to the mats:

Still need to feed your wrestling jones and WWF Monday Night Raw isn’t cutting it?

Head out to South Tahoe Middle School on Saturday for some mat excitement as wrestling teams from throughout the region convene on the South Shore for a double-elimination bracketed tournament.

Teams include Eagle Valley, Carson Valley, Fallon, Pau Wa Lu, Yerington, Carson City and South Tahoe middle schools.

The meet will begin with a coaches’ meeting at 8:30 a.m. and individual matches will start promptly on the gym’s four available mats at 9 a.m.

Prizes for first through fourth place will be awarded to individuals in each weight class. Extra wrestlers will fill any open spots.

Fans are encouraged to attend. Pizza, hot dogs, soda and candy will be available at concession stands.

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