Luke Guthrie wins Boise Open
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When the Boise Open teed off on Thursday, golfers described playing at Hillcrest as similar to playing indoors. Thanks to the near-perfect weather conditions, it appeared the winner would have to go low.
Michael Putnam entered Sunday's final round with the lead at 18-under par, 2 strokes ahead of a pack of 5 players tied for second. Last year, 18-under was the winning score... but thanks to Luke Guthrie, that wasn't the case Sunday.
Guthrie was one of the players tied at 16-under after three rounds. He came into the Boise Open in the top-25 of the Web.com Tour money list, and made a swift move to the top of the leaderboard at Hillcrest. Guthrie birdied the second hole and eagled the third to snatch the lead- he ended up shooting just one bogey on the afternoon.
Luke had a four-stroke lead with just two holes to play- and while he wasn't being chased by other golfers, he was chasing history. Guthrie two-putted the 18th to turn in a score off 22-under par for the tournament, breaking the previous Boise Open record of 21-under.
Sunday's victory was the first Web.com tour win for Guthrie, who vaults up to 4th on the tour's money list and is virtually guaranteed a promotion to the PGA Tour next season.