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
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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