UW’s Williams wins Washington Am

Updated: July 3, 2012

Chris Williams of Moscow, Idaho was able to claim the title at the 86th Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship at Eagles Pride Golf Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Beginning the final round with a six-stroke lead, Williams continued his solid play with birdies on the 1st, 4th and 6th holes which offset his lone bogey of the round at the difficult par-4, 465 yard 5th. In true champion form, Williams closed his title run with a birdie, 4, at the 621 yard, par-5 18th hole, giving him a round of 3-under par 68 and a 72-hole total, 13-under par 271.

Williams, a senior next year on the men’s golf team at the University of Washington, is the reigning WSGA Men’s Player of the Year and the 2007 WSGA Junior Boys’ Player of the Year. Williams is one of the UWs most decorated players of all-time, earning the first team All-American status in 2011 and 2012.