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Sahalee Players: Stanley eagles way to victory
07 Jul 2006
see also: Sahalee Players Championship, Sahalee Country Club

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Kyle Stanley of Gig Harbor, Wash survived a four-way sudden death playoff by making two eagles to win the 13th Sahalee Players Championship.

Kyle Stanley, Jon McLean, Derek Berg and Dustin Johnson all finished the championship at 3-under par 285 to force a four-way sudden death playoff.

The first hole of the playoff was played on the 533 yard par 5, #18 where Stanley and McLean both made amazing eagles to force the playoff to the next hole. Stanley and McLean both made par on the second hole of the playoff which was played on the 215 yard par 3, #17 surrounded by water, which ranked as the hardest hole of the day, with a 3.4 scoring average. Stanley and McLean went back to the par 5 #18, in which Stanley drained a 12-foot putt for another eagle to win. He was 4-under par in the three holes of the playoff.

In the 213 rounds played on Sahalee Country Club this week, there were only three eagles made on hole #18. In the playoff, there were three eagles made on hole #18.

Stanley, a 2005 AJGA All-America First Team member, who will attend Clemson University in the fall, carded a final round 1-under par 71. He was one of only seven players to score under par in the final round. Stanley, at the age of 17, is the youngest player to win the Sahalee Players Championship. He joins an impressive list of past champions that include, 2004 champion, Ryan Moore (PGA Tour Player), 1996 champion, Jason Gore (PGA Tour Player), and 1997 champion, Arron Oberholser (PGA Tour Player).

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Results For Sahalee Players Championship
1*WAKyle StanleyGig Harbor, WA50070-74-70-71--285
T2FLJon McLeanWeston, FL40071-72-69-73--285
T2WADerek BergKenmore, WA40074-72-69-70--285
T2SCDustin JohnsonColumbia, SC40069-72-72-72--285
T5CanadaJames AllenbyCanada30074-76-68-69--287

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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. As the stature of the club continued to grow as a result of hosting the 1998 PGA Championship and 2002 World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, the SPC's founders decided to make the SPC a truly international amateur event. As such, invitations to the Sahalee Players Championship are extended only to the finest amateur players worldwide. Those asked to compete will face the same challenge as the professionals at the PGA Championship and WGC-NEC Invitational — 72 holes at stroke play over Sahalee's demanding South and North nines.

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