O’Hern’s 7-under 65 leads Reno-Tahoe Open
Australian Nick O’Hern shot a bogey-free 65 to take a one-stroke
lead over Chris Riley in the first round of the Reno-Tahoe
Riley had one bogey in his round of 66 on Thursday at Montreux
Golf & Country Club. The former UNLV star is one of seven past
champions playing in the 13th year of the event on the 7,472-yard
mountain course designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Will MacKenzie, the 2006 champ, was another stroke back at 67
tied for third with Blake Adams and Briny Baird. 2007 winner Steve
Flesch shot 68.
Defending champ Matt Bettencourt was 2-under through 6 before a
rib injury forced his withdrawal.
Among other notables, Justin Leonard and Scott McCarron shot 71,
Jose Maria Olazabal had 72, John Daly had 74 and David Duvall was