Williams leads after third round at Sahalee Players

SAMAMMISH, WASH. (July 7, 2011) -- Chris Williams leads after three rounds of the 18th Sahalee Players Championship and will attempt to be the second Husky in three years to take medalist honors on Friday. Nick Taylor won the title in 2009.

Williams is at 214 (-2) after 54 holes and holds a one stroke advantage heading into Friday's final round. He shot a 1-over 73 in the morning round and followed up with a 1-under 71 in the afternoon. Andrew Putnam and Michael Kim are each at -1 to join Williams as the only golfers under par.

Incoming freshman Cheng-Tsung Pan continues to impress and is tied for fifth at even par 216. He shot a 76 in the morning but righted the ship with a 69 in the afternoon.

Recent UW grad Tze Huang Choo is at +11 after shooting 76 and 78 on Thursday. He is tied for 33rd.

Charlie Hughes is tied for 39th at +13 after a 74 and 80.

Results For Sahalee Players Championship
1IDChris WilliamsMoscow, ID70070-73-71-73--287
T2UTZac BlairOgden, UT50075-72-73-68--288
T2Chinese TaipeiCheng-Tsung PanChinese Taipei50071-76-69-72--288
T4WAKevin PennerSammamish, WA40075-76-70-68--289
T4CABeau HosslerMission Viejo, CA40068-76-76-69--289

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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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