NeSmith Wins First Title, Earns PGA TOUR Card at Albertsons Boise Open Presented by Kraft Nabisco

Matthew NeSmith


BOISE, Idaho — Matthew NeSmith birdied two of his last three holes and closed with a 7-under 64 for a one-shot victory in the Albertsons Boise Open that secured a PGA Tour card for next season.

The Boise Open was the second of three events in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals series, that offers PGA Tour cards to the top 25 players from the three events, in addition to the 25 players who already earned cards in the regular season.

Former U.S. Amateur champion Viktor Hovland closed with a 68 and finished one shot behind, along with Brandon Hagy. They also secured cards for next season.

NeSmith finished at 19-under 265 and earned US$180,000. It will be his first season on the PGA Tour.