University of Washington golfer Chris Williams is named to Walker Cup

Updated: August 31, 2011

The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced that University of Washington golfer Chris Williams (Moscow, Idaho) has been added to the 2011 Walker Cup team. Williams will join nine other Americans Sept. 10-11 at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland in golf’s version of the Ryder Cup.

Williams’ stated his case to the International Team Selection Committee by winning two-thirds of the Western Swing – the Sahalee Players Championship (July 9) and the Pacific Coast Amateur (July 29). He continued his red-hot play at the Western Amateur Championship where he took stroke-play medalist honors by a three-stroke margin. Earlier in the summer, Williams, who will be a junior this fall at UW, also qualified for this year’s U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club.

It marks just the second time that a Husky has been named to represent the United States in Walker Cup play. Brock Mackenzie was a member of the 2003 team and went 3-0-0 in action against the Great Britain squad.