Sahalee Players' Championship: Two share 54-hole lead

SAMMAMISH, WASHINGTON (July 6, 2006) -- In rounds two and three yesterday, Alex Prugh, a University of Washington golfer from Spokane, Wash., fired rounds of 1-under par 71 and 2-under par 70, while Jon McLean, a Texas Christian golfer from Weston, Fla., carded rounds of even par 72 and 3-under par 69 to both take charge and lead heading into the final round of the 13th Sahalee Players Championship.

Prugh is a 2006 All-Pac-10 Conference First Team member and is the 2005 Pacific Coast Amateur champion. McLean is the son of Jim McLean, one of the most talented golfers to come out of the Northwest and one of the most admired golf instructors in America. Jim McLean Golf Schools are housed at several top-flight courses around the country. Jon McLean was the 2004 Dixie Amateur champion and is the number one player on the Texas Christian golf team.

Three players, Jay Choe of Yorba Linda, Ca., James Love of Calgary, Alberta and first round leader Dustin Johnson trail by only one stroke going into the final round of play.

Nine players are within three strokes of the lead. The championship concludes Friday with 18 holes of play beginning at 8:00 am. The leaders are scheduled to begin at 10:50 a.m. from the #1 tee.

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ABOUT THE Sahalee Players Championship

Inaugurated in 1992, the Sahalee Players Championship (SPC) at its inception strove to annually 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 annual Sahalee Players Championship, the Ted Robinson- designed course has also tested the world’s best when it hosted the 2010 U.S. Senior Open, which was won by Bernhard Langer; the 1998 PGA Championship, won 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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