Executive Director Jeff Sanders, President, Intermountain Division, Albertsons, Susan Morris, and Albertsons Chief Operating Officer Bob Butler present a check to local charities on the 18th green on Sunday at the 2013 Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft. The tournament generated $1.322 Million for charity in 2013, bringing the grand total charity contribution to over $15 Million in its 24-year history.
(BOISE, ID – July 31, 2013) – Executive Director Jeff Sanders announced that the 2013 Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft generated $1.322 Million for charity, bringing the grand total contribution to charity to over $15 Million in the tournament’s 24-year history. This ranks the Albertsons Boise Open as the #1 event in terms of total charitable giving on the Web.com Tour.
The Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft raised $1.322 Million for charities in the Treasure Valley region, breaking the million dollar mark for the seventh consecutive year. Bob Butler, Chief Operating Officer of Albertsons said, “The community has shown how great their hearts are through their generous support of this event, and the benefit to our Treasure Valley charities is immeasurable. Our local sponsors, media partners, loyal volunteers, vendor partners and Boise golf fans along with the experienced team of professionals from JSP all played key roles in delivering this phenomenal result, and we are grateful to all of them.”
Executive Director Jeff Sanders commented, “The 2013 event was an astounding success. We are extremely proud to be able to partner with Albertsons and impact local charities to this level, and we look forward to producing even better results in years to come. Our team is already in high gear preparing for the 2014 Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft, and Boise can expect another spectacular event and result for charity with next year’s 25th Anniversary.”
About the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft
The Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft is one of only four Web.com Tour events that have existed since the Tour’s inception in 1990, and the event has played host to many of golf’s current superstars. The Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft is much more than a golf tournament, having provided over $15 Million to Idaho non-profit organizations in its history. In addition, it showcases Boise and the State of Idaho to millions of viewers nationally and internationally on Golf Channel.
Established in Boise, Idaho in 1939, Albertsons stores are operated by Albertsons LLC. The company operates around 600 Albertsons stores throughout the Western and Southern United States, and is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every neighborhood it serves. For more information, please visit www.Albertsons.com.
About Jeff Sanders Promotions, Inc.
Jeff Sanders Promotions, Inc. (JSP) is a national leader in the golf event management industry. Founded in 1989 by former University of Oregon All-American golfer and PGA TOUR member Jeff Sanders and based in Portland, JSP has produced more than 250 events across the country that have been responsible for generating more than $72 million for non-profit organizations. JSP has produced the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft since 1990. For more information, please visit www.jspgolf.com.
About the Web.com Tour
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour identifies those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. As the official proving ground of the PGA TOUR, three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 362 PGA TOUR titles, including 17 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. Twenty-five PGA TOUR cards are at stake over the course of 21 regular season events and four Web.com Tour Finals events in 2013.
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(BOISE, ID – July 28, 2013) – Rookie Kevin Tway rolled in a six-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat Spencer Levin and win the Albertsons Boise Open. Tway rallied late and posted a 7-under 64 at Hillcrest Country Club to force the overtime session with Levin, who was first in the clubhouse at 23-under after carding a 63.
The two players returned to the uphill, 395-yard 18th for the playoff, the third in four weeks on the Web.com Tour but the first in Boise since 2005.
Levin was making only his second start since hand surgery last fall and misfired on his 10-foot birdie effort. That opened the door for Tway to collect his first professional win of any kind.
“My hands were shaking a little bit,” he said. “It was on the same line I had in regulation and I just wanted to make sure I got it to the hole.”
The win was worth $139,500 and moved the former Oklahoma State All-American to No. 6 on the Tour money list with just four events left on the regular season schedule. His next stop will be the PGA TOUR in 2014.
“This means a lot because I’ve struggled since turning pro,” he said. “This really hasn’t sunk in yet. I’ve always wanted to play on the PGA TOUR since I was a little kid.”
Sunday’s finale turned out to be a shootout as the field came within an eyelash of setting a scoring record for the third consecutive day. The scoring average was 68.080 (par 71) and only five of the holes played above par for the week.
Leading money-winner Michael Putnam (63), Canada’s Bronson La’Cassie (65) and 54-hole leader Philip Pettitt (67) wound up at 22-under and tied for third.
Ben Martin (63), Hunter Haas (64), Matt Bettencourt (65), Jamie Lovemark (66), Jason Allred (66) and Will Wilcox (67) shared sixth place at 20-under 264.
Tway moved into contention with an 8-under 63 Saturday and was two shots off the 54-hole pace set by Tennessee’s Philip Pettitt (67/T3). He knew he’d be nervous for the final round so he called his father for some advice.
Papa Bob, who won eight times on the PGA TOUR including the 1986 PGA Championship, was in England at the Senior Open Championship.
“He said to take it just like any other day,” said the Tour’s fourth rookie winner in 2013. “He said to play like I was in 50th place and that I needed to move the leaderboard.”
Tway got close with some early birdies but it seemed everyone was making birdie runs and the leaderboard was lighting up like pinball machine.
“I really didn’t pay attention to the boards,” said Tway. “I looked at number 15 and saw someone was at 22-under. I knew I had to make some birdies coming in.”
Tway was 19-under and actually four back of Levin, who played the final 51 holes without a bogey.
The rookie put the petal down and rolled in a a 10-foot birdie putt at No. 15, a 30-foot eagle putt at No. 16 and another 10-footer for birdie on the par-3, 17th to tie Levin, who had finished 30 minutes ahead of him.
When Tway missed a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole, the stage was set for the fourth playoff in the tournament’s 24-history.
— Weather – Mostly sunny. High of 90. Wind – calm before 2pm then NW 5-10 mph.
— Sunday’s playoff was the third in the past four weeks on the Web.com Tour.
— Sunday’s playoff was the fourth in tournament history and the first since 2005 when Greg Chalmers defeated Danny Ellis.
— Sunday’s scoring average was 68.080.
— Earned his first career win in his 17th career start on the Web.com Tour and his 11th this year.
— Collected a check for $139,500 and moved from No. 39 to No. 6 on the money list.
— Became the ninth first-time winner in 17 events on Tour this year.
— Joined Patrick Cantlay, Benjamin Alvarado and Chesson Hadley as rookie winners on Tour in 2013.
— Matched Luke Guthrie’s tournament record of 15-under 127 for the final 36 holes (63-64).
— Joined Spencer Levin in breaking the tournament’s 72-hole scoring record of 22-under 262, set by Luke Guthrie in 2012.
— Has now made the cut in 9 of his 11 starts this year. His other top-10 finishes include a solo fourth at the Brasil Classic presented by HSBC and a T9 at the United Leasing Championship presented by PTI.
By Joe Chemycz, Web.com Tour staff
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Bill Lunde aced the 13th Hole during the second round of the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft & Nabisco on Friday, July 18th. The feat earned him the #1 position on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays of the day, and his 10-under par 61 on Friday vaulted him into the tournament’s second round lead.