Dechambeau, Schauffele lead loaded field at Sahalee Players
SAMMAMISH, Wash. (June 26, 2014) -- The next stop on the summer circuit for the nation's top amateur golfers is the Sahalee Players Championship at Sahalee Country Club from June 30-July 2.
Yet another loaded field takes aim at the 21st playing of the event, which calls Kyle Stanley, Casey Martin, Peter Uihlein, Ryan Moore and Jason Gore, among others, as past champions.
The field features a solid mix of top-flight juniors and collegiate stars.
Perhaps the hottest player in the field is Xander Schauffele, the recent California State Amateur winner.
Schauffele, a rising golfer at San Diego State, topped University of Texas star Beau Hossler in the finale last weekend and recently took a tie for third at the prestigious Sunnehanna Amateur in Pennsylvania.
He'll have some stiff competition in fellow rising collegiate stars Bryson Dechambeau (SMU), Cheng-Tsung Pan (Washington), Eli Cole (TCU), Hans Reimers (recent Mercer graduate), Kurt Kitayama (UNLV), Lorens Chan (UCLA), Rigel Fernandes (South Florida) and Viraat Badhwar (Stanford).
Dechambeau, of course, was named to the U.S. Palmer Cup squad while Fernandes lapped the field while winning the Rice Planter's.
Leading the junior contingency is reigning U.S. Junior champion Scott Scheffler, who logged a Top 25 last month at the HP Byron Nelson, his debut on the PGA Tour.
Sahalee Country Club hosted the 2010 U.S. Senior Open, 1998 PGA Championship and the 2002 WGC NEC Invitational.
The event tees off Monday with 36 holes. AmateurGolf.com will have complete coverage of the event. For a full look at the field, please follow the results link below.
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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