Albertsons Boise Open

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Albertsons Boise Open
Tournament information
Location Boise, Idaho
Established 1990, 27 years ago
Course(s) Hillcrest Country Club
Par 71
Length 6,726 yards (6,150 m)[1]
Tour(s) Web.com Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $1.0 million
Month played September (2016)
July (2013–2015)
September (1990–2012)
Tournament record score
Aggregate 256 Martin Piller
To par −28 as above
Current champion
United States Michael Thompson
Hillcrest CC is located in the US
Hillcrest CC
Hillcrest CC
Location in the United States
Hillcrest CC is located in Idaho
Hillcrest CC
Hillcrest CC
Location in Idaho

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. The event has been moved back to mid-September for 2016, as it is now part of the Web.com Tour Finals.

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.[2] Future notable names in the top 20 that first year were Tom Lehman, John Daly, Jeff Maggert, and Stephen Ames.[3]

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, 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 2016 purse is expected to be $1.0 million, with a winner's share of $180,000.

The 2003 event featured 13-year-old Michelle Wie, the youngest ever to play on the tour.[4]

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.[5] Hunter Haas shot 263 (−21) in 2010 to win by one stroke over Daniel Summerhays.[6]

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

Albertsons, a major supermarket retailer in the western U.S., has been the title sponsor since 2002. The grocery chain was founded 78 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.[7]

Course layout[edit]

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 (850 m) above sea level.[8]

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Winner Score To par Margin
of victory
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco
2016 Sep 15–18 United States Michael Thompson 261 −23 3 strokes 1,000,000 180,000
Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft
2015 Jul 9–12 United States Martin Piller 256 −28 6 strokes 800,000 144,000
2014 Jul 17–20 United States Steve Wheatcroft 260 −24 Playoff 800,000 144,000
2013 Jul 25–28 United States Kevin Tway 261 −23 Playoff 775,000 139,500
2012 Sep 13–16 United States Luke Guthrie 262 −22 4 strokes 725,000 130,500
2011 Sep 15–18 United States Jason Kokrak 266 −18 2 strokes 725,000 130,500
2010 Sep 16–19 United States Hunter Haas 263 −21 1 stroke 725,000 130,500
2009 Sep 17–20 United States Fran Quinn 270 −14 1 stroke 725,000 130,500
2008 Sep 18–21 United States Chris Tidland 264 −20 4 strokes 725,000 130,500
Albertsons Boise Open presented by First Health
2007 Sep 20–23 Canada Jon Mills 263 −21 3 strokes 675,000 121,500
2006 Sep 14–17 United States Kevin Stadler 264 −20 1 stroke 650,000 117,000
2005 Sep 22–25 Australia Greg Chalmers 269 −15 Playoff 650,000 117,000
Albertsons Boise Open
2004 Sep 23–26 United States Scott Gump 270 −14 2 strokes 600,000 108,000
2003 Sep 18–21 United States Roger Tambellini 267 −17 6 strokes 600,000 108,000
2002 Sep 19–22 United States Jason Gore 273 −11 2 strokes 575,000 103,500
Buy.com Boise Open
2001 Sep 20–23 New Zealand Michael Long 270 −14 1 stroke 560,000 100,800
2000 Sep 21–24 South Africa Tim Clark 269 −15 6 strokes 560,000 100,800
Nike Boise Open
1999 Sep 16–19 United States Carl Paulson 266 −18 4 strokes 325,000 58,500
1998 Sep 17–20 United States Mike Sposa 265 −19 2 strokes 300,000 54,000
1997 Sep 18–21 Malaysia Iain Steel 267 −17 3 strokes 275,000 49,500
1996 Sep 19–22 United States Matt Gogel 270 −14 1 stroke 250,000 45,000
1995 Sep 22–24 United States Frank Lickliter 200 −13 1 stroke 250,000 45,000
1994 Sep 16–18 United States Keith Fergus 198 −15 Playoff 200,000 36,000
1993 Sep 17–19 United States Tommy Moore 199 −14 3 strokes 200,000 36,000
Ben Hogan Boise Open
1992 Sep 18–20 United States Jaime Gomez 202 −11 1 stroke 150,000 30,000
1991 Sep 13–15 United States Russell Beiersdorf 202 −11 Playoff 125,000 25,000
1990 Sep 21–23 United States Ricky Smallridge 199 −14 3 strokes 100,000 20,000

Source:[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2014 Albertons Boise Open – Course". PGA Tour. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tour celebrates 20th year, will play 29 official events". PGA Tour. December 3, 2008. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ben Hogan Boise Open results". Ocala Star-Banner. Florida. September 24, 1990. p. 2C. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ Prise, Kevin (February 4, 2016). "Jaramillo the second-youngest to compete". PGA Tour. 
  5. ^ "New England golfer wins Boise Open by taking lead on final hole". Idaho Statesman. September 21, 2009. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hunter Haas wins Boise Open". ESPN. Associated Press. September 19, 2010. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft extended through 2016". PGA Tour. April 22, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Hillcrest Country Club, Boise, Idaho". Acme Mapper. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Albertsons Boise Open – Past Winners". PGA Tour. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 

External links[edit]

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