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Kevin Burton
Kevin Burton

Hometown:
Boise, Idaho

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Idaho (1986)



09/10/2013

Travis Posts Top 25 in Debut Event with Broncos

Travis finished with a three-round total of 212 (+2), concluding the event in 18th.

One of the most accomplished golfers to come out of the Treasure Valley, Kevin Burton is in his ninth season as head coach of the Boise State men's golf team.

A former touring professional on the PGA Tour, Burton joined the Broncos prior to the 2005-06 season. Since his arrival, the Broncos have captured multiple team titles, the first non-hosted victories since capturing the Big Sky Conference Championship during the 1995-96 season.

Boise State spent Burton's first six seasons challenging for the Western Athletic Conference Championship - twice finishing in the top three - and now, in the team's third season in a new league, are looking to do the same in the Mountain West.

Burton has helped Boise State produce two of the most decorated golfers in school history, Graham DeLaet and Troy Merritt. DeLaet has been playing on the PGA Tour the last four seasons, and Merritt, now on the Web.com Tour, played on the PGA Tour in both 2010 and 2011.

DeLaet was the top money winner on the Canadian Tour in 2009, and Merritt spent 2009 on the PGA's Nationwide Tour, where he ranked amongst the top 30 in earnings. He won the Q-School Qualifying Tournament in 2009, earning his PGA Tour card.

DeLaet, a three-time all-conference honoree, and Merritt, a two-time All-WAC performer, rank first and second, respectively, in career victories and career top-10 finishes. Merritt won the 2008 WAC Championship and was named Boise State's first GCAA All-American. Each was named WAC Golfer of the Year and advanced to the NCAA Regional Championship.

In all, Burton has helped six different golfers earn six first- or second-team all-conference accolades.

Burton's Broncos have also performed well in the classroom, earning CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District, GCAA All-American Scholar and academic all-conference accolades.

Prior to his coaching career, Burton played on the PGA Tour during the 1997 season. He also played on the Australian PGA Tour (1988-90) and the Nike Tour (now the Web.com Tour) in 1996 and 2001.

A six-time Rocky Mountain Section PGA Player of the Year (2002-04; 2006-08), Burton was a member of the PGA Cup Team in 2000 and captured the Western PGA Club Professional Championship in 2002 and 2004. He is also a three-time winner of the Rocky Mountain Section PGA Championship (2002, 2003 and 2008), a two-time winner of the Snake River Championship (2004 and 2006), a four-time winner of the Idaho Open (1999, 2002, 2003 and 2008) and the 1995 California Open champion. He also finished second at the 1995 Albertson's Boise Open.

He still plays professionally, competing in the PGA Club Professional National Championship. He has played in the event several times, finishing as high as tied for third (2003). He finished fifth in the country in Player of the Year points for PGA Club Professionals in 2003.

In addition to serving as the one-time club professional at Plantation, Burton has also served as a teaching professional at BanBury Golf Club in Eagle, Idaho, and spent time as the head professional at Pierce Park Greens in Boise and at the Redhawk Golf Club in Temecula, Calif.

A Boise native, Burton graduated from Boise High School before attending Idaho. He played four years for the Vandals, and earned his bachelor's degree in computer science in 1986. He and wife Amy have two children, daughter Ali and son Cal.