Uilhlein leads at Sahalee Players
DUPONT, Wash. (July 8, 2010) -- Peter Uihlein shot 66 in the third round today at the Sahalee Players Championship, the second time he has done that this week. (His middle round was a 1-under 71.) He stands at 13-under par through 54 holes.
And while that score keeps him at the top of the leaderboard, he is pursued by Andrew Putnam of Washington -- the 36 hole leader over Uihlein by 1 stroke -- who has posted all three rounds in the 60's to stand at 11-under. Four players are tied at 210 (6-under), while local favorite Nick Taylor of Abbostford, B.C. is at 213 and in all likelihood out of striking distance.
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DUPONT, Wash. (July 7, 2010) -- Peter Uihlein, the No. 2 ranked player in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Men's World Rankings
, has fired an almost perfectly symmetrical round of 66 today to open his play at the Sahalee Players Championship. Uihlein, the Walker Cup standout who plays for Oklahoma State, made 3 birdies on each nine and no bogeys for his round at the Home Course -- the temporary home of this year's event. (The regular host course, Sahalee Country Club will host the U.S. Senior Open at the end of July.)
Expect more coverage on this traditional event during the week.
ABOUT THE HOME COURSE
The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) and Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) acquired The Home Course from the Weyerhaeuser Company on May 31, 2007, and opened it to the public on June 29. With the championship tees currently set at 7,437 yards, it will prove to be a stern test for the world’s top amateur golfers as it will be the site for one of the stroke play rounds at the 2010 U.S. Amateur. The other site is Chambers Bay, which will also be the match play course
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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