Reno-Tahoe Open to employ modified Stableford scoring


The Reno-Tahoe Open will be played under the modified Stableford scoring system beginning in 2012, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.

The event will be played Aug. 2-5, opposite the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, using the same scoring system as the now defunct International tournament. The opposite-field event will be the first PGA Tour stop to use the format since 2007.

Points will be awarded in the same manner as the International: eight points for a double-eagle; five for an eagle; two for a birdie; zero for a par, with players dropping a point for a bogey and losing three for a double-bogey or worse.

“The PGA Tour believes there is merit to this format for Reno,” Andy Pazder, PGA Tour vice president and chief of operations, said in a release to announce the change. “The modified Stableford system not only promotes aggressive play, which the tournament is already known for, but Montreux lends itself well to this exciting format with its series of challenging finishing holes.”

Scott Piercy won the 2011 event by a shot over Pat Perez.