Oregon second, Washington third at Duck event; UW’s Williams wins

Updated: April 4, 2011

A little over a week after his classmate and best friend on the team Charlie Hughes won the Bandon Dunes Championship, Chris Williams equaled him by winning a title of his own. Williams birdied the final two holes to break a deadlock at the top of the leaderboard and win the Oregon Duck Invitational by two strokes over Oregon State’s Alex Moore and Rice’s Michael Whitehead.

The victory was the third of the sophomore’s UW career.

For the 54-hole tournament at Eugene Country Club, Williams had 13 birdies and four bogeys. He equaled his UW career-best under-par score of -9 (207).

Oklahoma State and Oregon were the only squads that finished under par. Washington was +6 (282-294-294-870). Oklahoma State, the top-ranked college team in the country showed why as the Cowboys finished 16 under par. Oregon was 8 under par for the event. UW was third and Oregon State finished fourth.

After Williams and Hughes, Kevin Spooner, Tze Huang Choo and Trevor Simsby were the Huskies top finishers – each ending up +9 and tied for 46th. Choo and Simsby were competing as individuals and did not count towards the UW team total.