Williams jumps to 36-hole Western Amateur lead
Chris Williams once again showed the kind of game that helped him qualify for the U.S. Open, (he was medalist at his sectional qualifying) then win the Sahalee Players and Pacific Coast Amateur titles.
After shooting two straight rounds of 66 at North Shore Country Club, Williams has the attention of the field, and likely Walker Cup Captain Jim Holtgrieve, who was in attendance at the Pacific Coast Amateur in California to witness Williams' win firsthand.
Two rounds of medal play are left and should Williams win, he will surely latch onto one of the remaining 6 USA Walker Cup team picks.
Behind him at 135 is Jordan Spieth, another hopeful USA team member, fresh off a 2nd US Junior win in three years.
ABOUT THE Western Amateur
Invitational event, and the most important
tournament in American amateur golf outside of the
U.S. Amateur. With a grueling schedule, it's quite
hardest amateur tournament to win.
156 invited players come from across the
globe to play one of the toughest formats in
amateur golf. The tournament starts with 18
holes of stroke play on Tuesday and
Wednesday after which the field is cut to the
low 44 scores and ties. Thursday it's a long
day of 36 holes of stroke play to determine
the “Sweet Sixteen” who compete at Match
Play on Friday and Saturday (two matches
each day if you're going to the finals) to
decide the champion.
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