Kevin Tway wins Boise Open, breaks tournament record

Paul Gerke

Kevin Tway wins Boise Open, breaks tournament record

CREATED Jul. 28, 2013

Whoever is responsible for revising the Albertson's Boise Open record book is a busy individual at the moment.

Both of the tournament's major scoring records were shattered this year. Russell Knox carded a 59 to break the single-round mark on Friday and two golfers shot -23 overall to take down the 4-day tourney total.

Spencer Levin and Kevin Tway both broke the Boise Open record with their -23 performances and had to go to a sudden death playoff hole to decide the winner. Tway birdied the bonus trip to 18 to win the tournament and a $139,500 paycheck.

Web.com Tour money-leader Michael Putnam had the clubhouse lead for  a couple hours with a score of -22. He ended up having to share third place with Bronson La'Cassie and Philip Pettitt Jr. La'Cassie missed a birdie putt on the 18th that would've forced a three-way playoff. Six golfers tied for sixth place with a score of -20, including Hunter Haas, who vaulted up a couple spots thanks to a hole-in-one on 17.

Plenty of other players went low, including one of the biggest stories of the weekend- Troy Merritt. The former Boise State golfer was -14 after 54 holes and finished tied for 26th at -16 overall.

"I had some looks that I didn't capitalize on," explained Merritt. "Nonetheless, a pretty solid week... Especially starting way behind with a 72 on the first day."

Merritt pocketed $5,890 for his efforts.

 

 

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