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DATES: Thursday, July 17th through Sunday, July 20th
SITE: Hillcrest Country Club, Boise, Idaho
COURSE ARCHITECT: A. Vernon Macan (1940), Robert Muir Graves (1968 - redesign)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 6,807
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 409 Yds10 - Par 4 359 Yds
2 - Par 5 540 Yds11 - Par 4 462 Yds
3 - Par 5 561 Yds12 - Par 4 400 Yds
4 - Par 3 182 Yds13 - Par 3 216 Yds
5 - Par 4 438 Yds14 - Par 4 438 Yds
6 - Par 4 414 Yds15 - Par 4 293 Yds
7 - Par 4 425 Yds16 - Par 5 535 Yds
8 - Par 3 199 Yds17 - Par 3 134 Yds
9 - Par 4 407 Yds18 - Par 4 395 Yds
36 3,575 Yds35 3,232 Yds
Annual:  25th
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Sunday -- 5-7 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Kevin Tway
Runner-Up:  Spencer Levin
Tournament Record:  261 (Kevin Tway, Spencer Levin, 2013)
54-Hole Record:  195 (Michael Putnam, 2012; Philip Pettitt Jr., 2013)
36-Hole Record:  127 (Michael Putnam, 2012)
Course Record:  59 (Russell Knox, 2013)
Total Purse:  $800,000
Shares:  1st Place - $144,000; 2nd Place - $86,400; 3rd Place - $54,400
2013 Finish
Kevin Tway *261Six players at264
Spencer Levin261
Bronson La'Cassie262
Philip Pettitt, Jr.262
Michael Putnam262

* - Won in Playoff

Past Albertsons Boise Open Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2013*Kevin Tway (261) -- Spencer Levin
2012Luke Guthrie (262) -- S.Gardiner, R.H. Lee, M.Putnam, S.Wheatcroft
2011Jason Kokrak (266) -- John Mallinger
2010Hunter Haas (263) -- Daniel Summerhays
2009Fran Quinn (270) -- Blake Adams
2008Chris Tidland (264) -- Scott Piercy
2007Jon Mills (263) -- D.A. Points
2006Kevin Stadler (264) -- Glen Day
2005*Greg Chalmers (269) -- Danny Ellis
2004Scott Gump (270) -- Michael Long, Jimmy Walker
2003Roger Tambellini (267) -- Tripp Isenhour, Charles Warren
2002Jason Gore (273) -- Emlyn Aubrey, Barry Cheesman
2001Michael Long (270) -- Tjaart van der Walt
2000Tim Clark (269) -- Patrick Burke, Steve Haskins
1999Carl Paulson (266) -- Joel Edwards, Michael Muehr
1998Mike Sposa (265) -- Notah Begay III, Dennis Paulson
1997Iain Steel (267) -- Carl Paulson
1996Matt Gogel (270) -- David Berganio Jr, Brett Quigley, Stewart Cink
1995#Frank Lickliter (200) -- Kevin Burton, Craig Kanada
1994#*Keith Fergus (198) -- Bill Murchison
1993#Tommy Moore (199) -- Olin Browne
1992#Jaime Gomez (202) -- Sean Murphy
1991#*Russell Beiersdorf (202) -- Rich Parker
1990#Ricky Smallridge (199) -- David Hobby, Robert Thompson, Greg Whisman

* - Won in Playoff

# - 54-Hole Tournament

Note:Formerly called Ben Hogan Boise Open (1990-92), NIKE Boise Open
(1993-99), BUY.COM Boise Open (2000-01).

Top Contenders in the Field
Kevin Tway------------------Won
Jamie Lovemark---------T-7------T-6
Steve Wheatcroft------T-17T-38T-18T-2T-17
Adam Crawford------------------T-26
Alex Cejka------------------T-40
Fran QuinnmcT-22Won---mc---T-53
Sung Kang------------T-51T-5571st
Matt WeibringmcT-49mc---T-57T-13mc
Andrew D. Putnam------------------mc
Andres Gonzales---------------69th---
Adam Hadwin---------------mc---
Jon Curran---------------------
Blayne Barber---------------------
Carlos Ortiz---------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Alex Cejka
Darkhorse - Tony Finau
Last Week's Pick to Win (Justin Thomas) - Missed the cut
Last Week's Darkhorse (Zack Fischer) - Finished tied for 38th
NOTES:The magic number is nine. That's how many events remain before the
season-ending Tour Championship. The top-60 players on the money list following the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship get a chance to compete in the final event of the season. Currently, Mathew Goggin holds down the 60th spot. Less than $6,000 separate Zack Fischer, in the 68th position, from Goggin.

The purse increased $25,000 from last year to $800,000, with the winner receiving $144,000. This week's event is one of the four original venues on the Tour. Money leader Carlos Ortiz will attempt to win for the third time this season and earn a promotion to the PGA Tour.

Twenty-one of the last 23 winners of this event have found a place on the PGA Tour. Only 2004 champion Scott Gump and 2008 champion Chris Tidland did not make the jump.

Hillcrest Country Club has hosted this event since its inception in 1990. Hillcrest Country Club and Highland Springs Country Club (Price Cutter Charity Championship) are the only two courses to hold Tour events for 25 consecutive years.

Last year, Kevin Tway birdied the first playoff hole on Sunday to defeat Spencer Levin. Tway carded rounds of 63-64 on the weekend and finished at 23-under-par 261 with Levin. They beat the tournament scoring record of 262 that Luke Guthrie set in 2012. This week, Tway will attempt to become the first player in Tour history to successfully defend his title.

In 2012, Luke Guthrie fired rounds of 62-65 on the weekend, and that helped him come from behind to win by four shots. Guthrie, who won for the first time on the Tour, finished at 22-under-par 262.

In 2011, Jason Kokrak closed with rounds of 63-67 on the weekend to earn his first Tour title. Kokrak finished the victory at 18-under-par 266.

Tidland fired a 7-under 64 in the final round of 2008's version to cruise to a 4-shot win. Tidland finished his first tour win at 20-under-par 264.

There was a double eagle on the par-5 16th hole each year from 2004-2006: Justin Bolli (2004), Charley Hoffman (2005) and Dan Olsen (2006). No other hole and no other course in Tour history can make this claim. Roger Tambellini equaled the largest margin of victory at this event (six) in 2003, tying Tim Clark in 2000 when he won over Patrick Burke and Steve Haskins.

The Tour travels to Kansas next week for the Midwest Classic in Overland Park, where Jamie Lovemark captured the 2013 title.

07/15 18:56:21 ET

As of July 15, 2014, at 06:56 PM ET

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