Kevin Tway wins Boise Open, breaks tournament record
Kevin Tway wins Boise Open, breaks tournament recordPhoto: Video by IdahoOnYourSide.com
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.