Sunday, September 19, 2010
Hunter Haas wins Boise Open
BOISE, Idaho -- Hunter Haas won the Boise Open for his second Nationwide Tour victory of the year and fourth overall, closing with a 7-under 64 on Sunday to beat Daniel Summerhays by a stroke.
Haas matched the tournament record at 21 under at Hillcrest Country Club and earned $130,500 to jump from 12th to fourth on the money list with $331,766, guaranteeing his return to the PGA Tour next year as a top-25 finisher on the money list.
"It's awesome," said Haas, the Price Cutter Charity Championship winner last month in Springfield, Mo., "I had a pretty slow start to the season, but once I got the engines revved up, I've been going pretty good. I'm going to be confident for the rest of the year and hopefully I can take that into the next season."
The 33-year-old former Oklahoma player also is a victory away from an immediate tour promotion.
Haas entered the final round three strokes behind Summerhays after rounds of 68, 64 and 67.
Summerhays finished with a 68. The former BYU player birdied Nos. 2-4, then parred the final 14 holes.
"I felt like I played my best golf today. I really did," Summerhays said. "I drove it the best I drove it all week, hit a lot of good wedge shots and I skimmed the edges on probably four or five putts. One of these Sundays is going to be mine."
Jhonattan Vegas (66), Keegan Bradley (68), Kirk Triplett (69) and John Mallinger (69) tied for third at 17 under.