Tacoma native Yun wins title at Sahalee Players Championship

Updated: August 1, 2013

Andrew Yun of Chandler, Ariz., playing in his first tournament since graduating from Stanford University a few weeks ago, came from behind in the final round to win the 20th Sahalee Players Championship, held at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.

Yun, who was the first and second round leader, began the day one shot behind third round leader Bo Andrews, of Raleigh, N.C. Yun was the only player who finished under par, and on a day when the tight fairways and firm greens of Sahalee made for high scores, a 2-over par 74 in the final round was good enough for a one-shot win over Zac Blair of Ogden, Utah and Bryson Dechambeau of Clovis, Calif.

Being a Walker Cup practice session invitee, a victory at Sahalee will go a long way to securing Yun’s spot on the team. Yun is holding off on turning pro specifically with the Walker Cup in mind.

Yun was born and raised in Tacoma, a half-hour from Sammamish. “Having my family and friends here really meant a lot,” said Yun, whose father, Paul, caddied for him in the final round. “I think the last time I won (in this area) was at a junior tournament in the eighth grade,” said Yun, with a laugh.