Albertsons Boise Open
|Course(s)||Hillcrest Country Club|
|Length||6,807 yards (6,224 m)|
|Month played||July (2013− )
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||261 Kevin Tway (2013)
261 Spencer Levin (2013)
|To par||−23 as above|
The Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft is a professional golf tournament on the Web.com Tour, played annually at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise, Idaho. 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.
Albertsons, a major supermarket retailer in the western U.S., has been the title sponsor since 2002. The grocery chain was founded 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.
The Boise Open has been played every year since 1990, the first year of the tour, then known as the Ben Hogan Tour. It is one of four original tournaments on the current schedule. Future notable names in the top 20 that first year were Tom Lehman, John Daly, Jeff Maggert, and Stephen Ames.
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, a fourth round was added in 1996.
This stop in southwestern Idaho consistently offers one of the top purses on the Web.com Tour. The 2008 purse was $725,000, with $130,500 going to the winner, Chris Tidland, who shot 264 (–20) to win by four strokes. The 2009 purse was identical; winner Fran Quinn shot 270 (–14) with a birdie on the final hole to edge third round leader Blake Adams by a single stroke. With an identical purse in 2010, Hunter Haas shot 263 (–21) to win by one stroke over Daniel Summerhays.
- 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 (850 m) above sea level.
|Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft|
|2013||Jul 25–28||Kevin Tway||261||−23||Playoff||775,000||139,500|
|2012||Sep 13–16||Luke Guthrie||262||−22||4 strokes||725,000||130,500|
|2011||Sep 15–18||Jason Kokrak||266||−18||2 strokes||725,000||130,500|
|2010||Sep 16–19||Hunter Haas||263||−21||1 stroke||725,000||130,500|
|2009||Sep 17–20||Fran Quinn||270||−14||1 stroke||725,000||130,500|
|2008||Sep 18–21||Chris Tidland||264||−20||4 strokes||725,000||130,500|
|Albertsons Boise Open presented by First Health|
|2007||Sep 20–23||Jon Mills||263||−21||3 strokes||675,000||121,500|
|2006||Sep 14–17||Kevin Stadler||264||−20||1 stroke||650,000||117,000|
|2005||Sep 22–25||Greg Chalmers||269||−15||Playoff||650,000||117,000|
|Albertsons Boise Open|
|2004||Sep 23–26||Scott Gump||270||−14||2 strokes||600,000||108,000|
|2003||Sep 18–21||Roger Tambellini||267||−17||6 strokes||600,000||108,000|
|2002||Sep 19–22||Jason Gore||273||−11||2 strokes||575,000||103,500|
|BUY.COM Boise Open|
|2001||Sep 20–23||Michael Long||270||−14||1 stroke||560,000||100,800|
|2000||Sep 21–24||Tim Clark||269||−15||6 strokes||560,000||100,800|
|NIKE Boise Open|
|1999||Sep 16–19||Carl Paulson||266||−18||4 strokes||325,000||58,500|
|1998||Sep 17–20||Mike Sposa||265||−19||2 strokes||300,000||54,000|
|1997||Sep 18–21||Iain Steel||267||−17||3 strokes||275,000||49,500|
|1996||Sep 19–22||Matt Gogel||270||−14||1 stroke||250,000||45,000|
|1995||Sep 22–24||Frank Lickliter||200||−13||1 stroke||250,000||45,000|
|1994||Sep 16–18||Keith Fergus||198||−15||Playoff||200,000||36,000|
|1993||Sep 17–19||Tommy Moore||199||−14||3 strokes||200,000||36,000|
|Ben Hogan Boise Open|
|1992||Sep 18–20||Jaime Gomez||202||−11||1 stroke||150,000||30,000|
|1991||Sep 13–15||Russell Beiersdorf||202||−11||Playoff||125,000||25,000|
|1990||Sep 21–23||Ricky Smallridge||199||−14||3 strokes||100,000||20,000|
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- "2012 Boise Open - Course: Hillcrest Country Club". Nationwide Tour. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
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- "Boise Open - Winners". PGA Tour. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
- Official website
- Coverage on the Web.com Tour's official site
- Hillcrest Country Club - official site