You can’t judge a book by its cover… Quail Hollow Golf Course is a humble municipal track in the foothills of Boise, Idaho. If you take a peek at the scorecard, you might think you’re going for a pleasant little walk in the park. If you stretch this place to the tips, you might get 6,200 yards or so out of this par 70 layout… and then you tee it up…
The 2022 Idaho Open was contested September 16-18 at this wee beastie of a course and survival was the key. Both the youngster and senior divisions needed extra holes to find their well deserving champions. Amateur player Joe Neuheisel from Scottsdale, Arizona, came to town and took home the Idaho Open championship hardware needing three extra holes to outlast local professional TK Kim from Meridian, Idaho. Neuheisel’s 7-under-par effort with rounds of 68-67-68=203 were good enough to earn a playoff spot with Kim. A birdie on the third playoff hole sealed the title.
The senior division saw 58-year-old PGA Professional Steve Schneiter from Sandy, Utah, outlast 68-year-old PGA Professional Jeff Marsh from Vancouver, Washington, who shot his age twice in three rounds! Both players completed the 54-hole championship at even par with Schneiter making birdie on the first playoff hole to capture Idaho Open Senior honors. Chris Boquette, from Boise, Idaho, finished alone in 5th place to capture low Senior Amateur honors.
The Rocky Mountain Section PGA and the RMSPGA Foundation wish to thank host PGA Professionals Scott McGeachin, Matt Ennis, and Troy Dykstra from Quail Hollow Golf Course and the City of Boise. Much appreciation goes out to their ever hospitable staff and all the local folks welcoming us to their facility. Additional thanks go to presenting sponsor First Tee Idaho and their Executive Director Nick Blasius, PGA.
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