Albertsons Boise Open

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The Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft is a professional golf tournament in Idaho on the Korn Ferry Tour, played annually at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise. Held in mid-September for its first 23 years, the new September playoff schedule of the Web.com Tour in 2013 moved the Boise event up to late July. The event returned to mid-September in 2016, and became part of the Web.com Tour Finals as the penultimate event. The schedule was revised for 2019 and it moved to late August.

Albertsons Boise Open
Albertsons Boise Open logo.svg
Tournament information
LocationBoise, Idaho
Established1990, 30 years ago
Course(s)Hillcrest Country Club
Par71
Length6,726 yards (6,150 m)[1]
Tour(s)Korn Ferry Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$1.0 million
Month playedAugust (2019)
Tournament record score
Aggregate256 Martin Piller (2015)
To par−28 as above
Current champion
United States Matthew NeSmith
Boise is located in USA West
Boise
Boise
Location in the western United States
Boise is located in Idaho
Boise
Boise
Location in Idaho

The Boise Open has been played every year since 1990, the first year of the tour, then known as the Ben Hogan Tour.[2] It is one of four original tournaments on the current schedule.[3] Future notable names in the top 20 that first year were Tom Lehman, John Daly, Jeff Maggert, and Stephen Ames;[4] David Toms made the cut.

Golf has been played on the site since the 1920s, originally named Idaho Country Club. Established in 1940, Hillcrest Country Club has been the only home of the tournament since its inception. The Boise Open was a 54-hole tournament for its first six years,[4][5] a fourth round was added in 1996.[6]

This stop in southwestern Idaho consistently offers one of the top purses on the Korn Ferry Tour. The 2019 purse is expected to be $1.0 million, with a winner's share of $180,000. The first purse in 1990 was $100,000, with a winner's share of $20,000;[4] the first six-figure winner's share went to Tim Clark in 2000.[7]

The 2003 event featured 13-year-old Michelle Wie, the youngest ever to play on the tour;[8] she carded 78-76 and missed the cut by twelve strokes.[9][10]

Chris Tidland shot 264 (−20) to win by four strokes in 2008; Fran Quinn shot 270 (−14) in 2009 with a birdie on the final hole to edge third round leader Blake Adams by a single stroke.[11] Hunter Haas shot 263 (−21) in 2010 to win by one stroke over Daniel Summerhays.[12]

At the 2015 edition, retired Army Corporal Chad Pfeifer became the first veteran amputee to play on the Web.com Tour, but missed the cut. He lost his left leg in a 2007 explosion and earned entry through a sponsor exemption.

Albertsons, a major supermarket retailer in the western U.S., has been the title sponsor since 2002. The grocery chain was founded 81 years ago by Joe Albertson in 1939 in Boise, and the company was headquartered in the city until 2006, when it was acquired by Supervalu of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The company has committed to sponsorship of the tournament through 2016.[13]

Course layoutEdit

Course in 2014[1]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 409 523 561 182 418 414 392 176 407 3,482 359 462 408 216 438 293 535 134 399 3,244 6,726
Par 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 36 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 35 71
  • The nines are switched for the members, who play the original nine holes (north) first.
  • The elevation at the clubhouse is approximately 2,800 feet (855 m) above sea level.[14]

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco (Finals)
2019 Matthew NeSmith   United States 265 −19 1 stroke   Brandon Hagy
  Viktor Hovland
2018 Bae Sang-moon   South Korea 265 −19 1 stroke   Anders Albertson
  Adam Schenk
  Roger Sloan
2017 Chesson Hadley   United States 268 −16 1 stroke   Ted Potter Jr.
  Jonathan Randolph
2016 Michael Thompson   United States 261 −23 3 strokes   Miguel Ángel Carballo
Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft (regular season)
2015 Martin Piller   United States 256 −28 6 strokes   Jorge Fernández-Valdés
2014 Steve Wheatcroft   United States 260 −24 Playoff   Steven Alker
2013 Kevin Tway   United States 261 −23 Playoff   Spencer Levin
2012 Luke Guthrie   United States 262 −22 4 strokes   Scott Gardiner
  Richard H. Lee
  Michael Putnam
  Steve Wheatcroft
2011 Jason Kokrak   United States 266 −18 2 strokes   John Mallinger
2010 Hunter Haas   United States 263 −21 1 stroke   Daniel Summerhays
2009 Fran Quinn   United States 270 −14 1 stroke   Blake Adams
2008 Chris Tidland   United States 264 −20 4 strokes   Scott Piercy
Albertsons Boise Open presented by First Health
2007 Jon Mills   Canada 263 −21 1 stroke   D. A. Points
2006 Kevin Stadler   United States 264 −20 1 stroke   Glen Day
2005 Greg Chalmers   Australia 269 −15 Playoff   Danny Ellis
Albertsons Boise Open
2004 Scott Gump   United States 270 −14 2 strokes   Michael Long
  Jimmy Walker
2003 Roger Tambellini   United States 267 −17 6 strokes   Tripp Isenhour
  Charles Warren
2002 Jason Gore   United States 273 −11 2 strokes   Emlyn Aubrey
  Barry Cheesman
Buy.com Boise Open
2001 Michael Long   New Zealand 270 −14 1 stroke   Tjaart van der Walt
2000 Tim Clark   South Africa 269 −15 6 strokes   Patrick Burke
  Steve Haskins
Nike Boise Open
1999 Carl Paulson   United States 266 −18 4 strokes   Joel Edwards
  Michael Muehr
1998 Mike Sposa   United States 265 −19 2 strokes   Notah Begay III
  Dennis Paulson
1997 Iain Steel   Malaysia 267 −17 3 strokes   Carl Paulson
1996 Matt Gogel   United States 270 −14 1 stroke   David Berganio Jr.
  Stewart Cink
  Brett Quigley
1995 Frank Lickliter   United States 200 −13 1 stroke   Kevin Burton
  Craig Kanada
1994 Keith Fergus   United States 198 −15 Playoff   Bill Murchison
1993 Tommy Moore   United States 199 −14 3 strokes   Olin Browne
Ben Hogan Boise Open
1992 Jaime Gomez   United States 202 −11 1 stroke   Sean Murphy
1991 Russell Beiersdorf   United States 202 −11 Playoff   Rich Parker
1990 Ricky Smallridge   United States 199 −14 3 strokes   David Hobby
  Robert Thompson
  Greg Whisman

Source:[15]

Bolded golfers graduated to the PGA Tour via the Korn Ferry Tour regular-season money list, before the event became part of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. Since the event joined the Finals in 2016, all winners and runners-up have earned PGA Tour cards.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2014 Albertons Boise Open – Course". PGA Tour. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "Smallridge wins Hogan". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). September 24, 1990. p. 2B.
  3. ^ "Tour celebrates 20th year, will play 29 official events". PGA Tour. December 3, 2008. Archived from the original on October 3, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Ben Hogan Boise Open results". Ocala Star-Banner. (Florida). September 24, 1990. p. 2C. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
  5. ^ "Nike Boise Open". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). September 25, 1995. p. 4B.
  6. ^ "Nike Boise Open". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). September 23, 1996. p. 4B.
  7. ^ "Buy.com Tour at Boise". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). September 18, 2000. p. 6B.
  8. ^ Prise, Kevin (February 4, 2016). "Jaramillo the second-youngest to compete". PGA Tour.
  9. ^ "Wie not discouraged by missed cut". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. September 20, 2003. p. D3.
  10. ^ "Wie out in Boise, but stays upbeat". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 20, 2003. p. 2B.
  11. ^ "New England golfer wins Boise Open by taking lead on final hole". Idaho Statesman. (Boise). September 21, 2009. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013.
  12. ^ "Hunter Haas wins Boise Open". ESPN. Associated Press. September 19, 2010. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
  13. ^ "Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft extended through 2016". PGA Tour. April 22, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  14. ^ "Hillcrest Country Club, Boise, Idaho". Acme Mapper. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  15. ^ "Albertsons Boise Open – Past Winners". PGA Tour. Retrieved July 17, 2014.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 43°35′10″N 116°14′20″W / 43.586°N 116.239°W / 43.586; -116.239