University of Washington golfer named Pac-10 Golfer of the Week

Updated: May 2, 2011

Chris Williams, a sophomore from Moscow, Idaho, was named the Pac-10 Men’s Golfer of the Month for March. The award was announced by the Pac-10. Williams tallied a win and second-place finish during the month for the Husky men’s golf team.

At the Oregon Duck Invitational, Williams birdied the final two holes to break a deadlock at the top of the leaderboard and win the tournament by two strokes over a pair of golfers. The win was the third of his UW career. The Huskies finished third, trailing only top-ranked Oklahoma State and host Oregon on the leaderboard.

In the Bandon Dunes Championship, Williams was second among individuals and helped lead the Huskies to their first team win of the season. Williams was even-par 216 for the tournament finishing only behind teammate Charlie Hughes, who won by six strokes.

Williams is the first Husky to earn the award since Darren Wallace was honored in April 2009 by the conference.

• Darren Wallace, who graduated from UW in 2010, and Joel Panzeri, a two-year UW letter winner, have earned their Canadian Tour cards after finishing fifth and second, respectively, at the Tour’s Florida Qualifying School. Each claimed one of six fully exempt spots for the 2011 season.