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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.

ABOUT THE Sahalee Players Championship

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:
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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Results For Sahalee Players Championship Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
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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