Leader board packed at Sahalee
SAMMAMISH, Wash. (July 4, 2012) -- Tain Lee held the early lead in the first round of the 2012 Sahalee Players Championship.
Tain fired a five-under 67 in Round 1, besting a host of top-notch competitors.
Defending champion Chris Williams was 4-under after Round 1 and well within contention.
Just two shots back of Lee was Joseph Winslow and Dimitrios Papadatos, who both shot 3-under 69.
Beau Hossler, who caught America's attention at the U.S. Open two weeks ago, was three shots behind Lee with a 2-under 70.
Second-round play will be Thursday.
ABOUT THE Sahalee Players Championship
Inaugurated in 1992, the Sahalee Players
Championship (SPC) at its inception strove to
showcase the best amateur golfers in the Pacific
Northwest. Past champions include Kyle Stanley,
Casey Martin, Peter Uihlein, Nick Taylor, Daniel
Summerhays, Ryan Moore, Chris Williams, Arron
Oberholser and Jason Gore. In addition to the
Sahalee Players Championship, the Ted Robinson-
designed course has also tested the world’s best
it hosted the 2010 U.S. Senior Open, which was won
by Bernhard Langer; the 1998 PGA Championship,
by Vijay Singh and the 2002 World Golf
Championships-NEC Invitational, won by Craig Parry.
The course opened for play in the late 1960s. The
name Sahalee -- "High Heavenly Ground"
in the language of the native Chinook -- was chosen
to reflect the Northwest's heritage and tradition.
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