Martin Piller wins Albertsons Boise Open by 6 shots

Martin Piller completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Albertsons Boise Open Sunday in Boise, Idaho, winning by six shots.

Piller, who now owns four Tour victories, shot 4-under 67 in the final round at Hillcrest Country Club to finish at 28-under 256, the second-lowest 72-hole score in tour history.

Steve Wheatcroft set the tour record of 255 in the 2011 Prince George’s County Open, finishing at 29 under. Daniel Chopra was 30 under in winning the 2004 Henrico County Open, but that was on a par-72 course.

“It means everything. The last couple of years have been tough,” Piller said. “I think this validates that if I play good I can be in contention.”

Piller , who last played the PGA Tour in 2011, earned $144,000 to jump from 52nd to fourth on the money list with $198,852.

“Sometimes you think, ‘Will I ever get back to the PGA Tour,” Piller said. “The fact that this happened, it gives me certainly a lot of confidence and belief that when I do play well I can be in contention and win tournaments.”

Piller opened the tournament with rounds of 61-63-65 to break the tour’s 54-hole record at 189 and match the mark for relation to par at 24 under.

– Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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