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Chris Williams
Year: Senior
Hometown: Moscow, Idaho
High School: Moscow High School

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Williams Features
The Unassuming No. 1 Ranked Amateur In The World (Associated Press: May 24, 2013)
Williams Wins 2013 Ben Hogan Award (GoHuskies.com: May 20, 2013)
Williams Named WSGA 2012 Player of the Year (Golf Today NW: Nov. 3, 2012)
Chris Williams more than just the No. 1 amateur golfer in the world (Seattle Times: April 14, 2013)
Williams Could Be UW's Best (News Tribune: May 15, 2012)
UW's Williams Strikes Gold at U.S. Open Qualifier (Kitsap Sun: June 6, 2011)

Washington Notes
• One of UW's most decorated players all-time, winning the 2013 Ben Hogan Award, 2012 Mark H. McCormack Award for the world's No. 1 ranked amateur, earning the Phil Mickelson Freshman of the Year in 2010 and first team All-American status in 2011 & 2012.
• First Team All-Pac-12 in 2013, 2012 & 2011, Second Team in 2010 when he was also Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Year.
• Leaves UW with a record six wins, second with 28 top-10 finishes and fourth with 148 rounds played.
• Has four of the top-10 all-time single-season scoring averages, including 70.89 in 2012 that ranks No. 2 and 70.89 in 2013 that is third.
• Finished first or second among Huskies in 38 of 45 team tournaments during his career.
• Moved up to No. 1 on the World Amateur Golf Rankings on July 22-26 and Aug. 8-June 17.
• Won the 2012 Western Amateur championship - both stoke play and match play.
• Finished 7th in stroke play at the U.S. Am and advanced all the way to the quarterfinals of match play.
• Represented the USA at the 2012 World Amateur Championships in Turkey.
• Represented USA at the 2011 Walker Cup where he went 1-1 in foursome action while teamed with UCLA's Patrick Cantlay and 1-0 in singles matches.
• Qualified for the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional after winning his sectional at Gold Mountain. Missed the cut by two strokes.
• Member of the 2011 and 2012 Palmer Cup team USA, just the second Husky to make the team. Went 3-1 in 2012, 2-0-2 in 2011 matches.
• Won two of three events that make up the 2011 Western Swing. Won the Sahalee Amateur Players Championship by one stroke after firing 1-under 287 and won the Pacific Coast Amateur with 11-under 277.

2012-13 (Senior)
• Won 2013 Hogan Award; also was a semifinalist in 2012.
• Scoring average of 70.89 is third-best in UW history.
• Shot under par 21 times, scored in the 60's 12 times.
• Seven top-10 finishes equals eighth most in UW single-season history.
• Was UW's top finisher in six events.
• Tied for 32nd at the NCAA Championships after finishing even overall with 210.
• Shot 6-under 210 at NCAA Regional to tie for 14th.
• Tied for third at the Pac-12 Championship, finishing with a four-round score of 278 (-2).
• Took second at three tournaments.
• Battled mononucleosis during the fall season.

2011-12 (Junior)
• Ben Hogan Award semifinalist.
• First Team All-Pac-12, First Team All-American by both PING and Golfweek, named to the All-Nicklaus team.
• Tied for or was the Huskies top finisher in 10-of-12 stroke play tournaments.
• Eight top-10 finishes.
• Opened the season by winning the rain-shortened Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational on Sept. 27, his fourth career victory to tie for UW career wins.
• Shot 3-under 210 at the Gifford Intercollegiate to end up 4th.
• Tied for 3rd at the San Diego Intercollegiate.
• Earned career victory No. 5, taking home a six stroke win at the Bandon Dunes Invitational on March 18. Ended up shooting 9-under 204 for the tournament.
• Was named Pac-12 Men's Golfer of the Month for March.
• Just the second Husky to win a NCAA Regional, taking home his sixth career victory at the Norman region. Eagled the final hole to overcome a one-hole deficit.
• UW's top finisher in stroke play at the NCAA Championships, finishing tied for 21st at +3.
• Trailed Julio Vegas 2&1 in match play.

2010-11 (Sophomore)
• 2011 1st Team All-Pac-10, 2011 Palmer Cup Team, 2010 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, 2010 2nd Team All-Pac-10, 2010 Phil Mickelson Award winner (NCAA's top freshman).
• Finished first or second among Huskies in 18 of 22 team tournaments during his career.
• Won Oregon Duck Invitational, the third victory of his career (tied for 2nd most in UW history).
• Scoring average of 71.16 is the fifth best in UW history.
• Named Pac-10's Golfer of the Month for March after notching a win and second-place finish.

2009-10 (Freshman)
• The first Husky to ever win Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors, sharing it with USC's T.J. Vopel
• Tied the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain record with a 7-under 65 in the final round of the NCAA West Regional
• Stroke average of 71.14 ties Brock MacKenzie for 3rd all-time in a single season
• Only freshman in UW history to win twice during the season
• Best round of 8-under 63 in the Pac-10 Championships equals the best-ever third-round score in a tournament by a Husky
• Shot ten rounds in the 60s and has a total of 13 rounds under par
• Second overall at the NCAA West Regional with a 6-under 210, including his first-ever hole-in-one on a 205-yard hole
• Tied for ninth at the NCAA Championships

Junior Golf and Personal:
• Four-time Idaho High School 4A state champion and four-time North Idaho Golfer of the Year.
• Earned as high as ninth in Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings.
• 2007 Washington Junior Golf Association (WJGA) State Champion, Player of the Year and Junior Golfer of the Year.
• Third at 2008 Junior Worlds, 27th at 2007 Junior World and 27th at 2007 Junior America's Cup.
• 2008 San Diego Junior Am Champion.
• Graduated from Moscow High School and helped team to 2009 state championship. Team was second in 2008 and fourth in 2007.
• Claims the record at eight courses.
• 4.0 GPA Honor Roll for 2008-09 school year.
• Parents are Linda and Varnel Williams. Has two older brothers, Pete and Jeff, and an older sister, Julie.
• Pete was a professional golfer from 2006-2008 and Jeff played hockey for University of Idaho.

CHRIS WILLIAMS' CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR ROUNDS STROKES AVG LOW
2009-10 31 2204 71.10 63
2010-11 43 3060 71.16 67
2011-12 38 2683 70.61 66
2012-13 36 2552 70.97 67
CAREER 148 10499 70.94 63

Career Best Finish: 1st, (6 times) Battle at the Beach, Feb. 14-16, 2010; ASU Thunderbird Invitational, April 2-3, 2010; Duck Invite, March 21-22, 2011; Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational, Sept. 27, 2011; Bandon Dunes Invitational, March 16-18, 2012; NCAA Southwest Regional, May 17-19, 2012.
Career Top-10 Finishes: 28
Career Best 54-Hole Score: 204 (-9), (twice) Bandon Dunes Invitational, March 16-18, 2012
Career Best 18-Hole Score: 63 (-8), third round of Pac-10 Championships, April 27, 2010

2012-13 RESULTS BY TOURNAMENT

Date Score Tournament Overall Place Place On Team
Sept. 17-18 69-71-75-215 (-1) Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational T2nd of 75 T2nd of 5
Sept. 23-25 69-72-69-210 (-6) Ping/Golfweek Preview T2nd of 75 T1st of 5
Oct. 19-21 75-78-75-228 (+12) US Collegiate Championship T60th of 79 4th of 5
Feb. 6-8 68-70-76-214 (-2) Waikoloa Invitational T20th of 116 4th of 5
Feb. 18-20 70-68-72-210 (-3) Prestige at PGA West T2nd of 87 1st of 5
March 8-10 76-70-68-214 (-2) Bandon Dunes T3rd of 87 1st of 5
March 25-26 71-73-70-214 (-2) Oregon Duck Invite T8th of 88 2nd of 5
April 6-7 70-67-74-211 (-5) Aggie Invitational T4th of 72 1st of 5
April 13-14 68-70-DQ Western Intercollegiate DQ 6th of 6
Apr. 29-May 1 68-68-72-70-278 (-2) Pac-12 Championships T3rd of 72 1st of 6
May 16-May 18 68-71-71-210 (-6) NCAA Regional T14th of 75 2nd of 5
May 28-June 2 72-70-68-210 (E) NCAA Championship T32 of 156 1st of 5


2011-12 RESULTS BY TOURNAMENT

Date Score Tournament Overall Place Place On Team
Sept. 27 69 (-3) Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational 1st of 45 1st of 5
Oct. 9-11 75-69-67-211 (-5) Prestige at PGA West T17th of 84 T2nd of 5
Oct. 23-25 72-72-70-214 (-2) U.S. Intercollegiate T10th of 74 2nd of 5
Oct. 31-Nov. 2 70-70-70-210 (-3) Gifford Intercollegiate 4th of 72 1st of 6
Feb. 1-3 68-71-72-211 (-5) University of Hawaii Invit. T13th of 115 T1st of 5
Feb. 13-14 70-72-74-216 (E) San Diego Intercollegiate T3rd of 84 T1st of 5
Mar. 16-18 71-67-66-204 (-9) Bandon Dunes Championship 1st of 85 1st of 5
Mar. 30-April 1 68-77-68-213 (+3) Stanford U.S. Collegiate T12th of 90 1st of 5
April 6-7 71-71-67-209 (-4) ASU Thunderbird T8th of 93 1st of 5
April 27-29 72-70-71-70-283 (-5) Pac-12 Championships T9th of 72 1st of 6
May 17-19 73-68-68-209 (-7) NCAA Southwest Regional 1st of 75 1st of 5
May 29-31 75-71-70-216 (+3) NCAA Championships T21st of 156 1st of 5


2010-11 RESULTS BY TOURNAMENT

Date Score Tournament Overall Place Place On Team
Sept. 20-21 74-70-68-212 (-4) Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational T4th of 75 1st of 5
Oct. 10-12 72-71-71-214 (-2) Prestige at PGA West T6th of 81 2nd of 5
Oct. 24-26 75-73-74-222 (+6) U.S. Collegiate Championship T31st of 78 1st of 5
Nov. 8-10 76-71-70-217 (+4) Gifford Collegiate Championship T11th of 74 2nd of 6
Nov. 22-23 69-69-71-209 (-4) Western Refining All-American Classic T12th of 31 Individual
Feb. 2-4 69-70-70-209 (-7) Amer Ari Invitational T10th of 114 1st of 5
Feb. 13-15 68-71-75-214 (+5) Battle at the Beach T14th of 82 3rd of 6
Feb. 28-Mar. 1 70-72-72-214 (+1) USC Collegiate Invitational T8th of 80 1st of 5
March 10-12 70-72-74-216 (E) Bandon Dunes Championship 2nd of 86 2nd of 5
March 21-22 67-71-69-207 (-9) Oregon Duck Invitational 1st of 88 1st of 5
April 2-3 71-79-67-217 (+1) Insperity Augusta St. Invitational T18th of 93 1st of 5
April 16-17 68-76-72-216 (+6) Western Intercollegiate T19th of 92 1st of 6
April 29-May 1 71-70-71-69-281 (+1) Pac-10 Championships T6th of 60 1st of 6
May 19-21 71-72-69-212 (-1) NCAA Regionals T16th of 73 T2nd of 5


2009-2010 RESULTS BY TOURNAMENT

Date Score Tournament Overall Place Place On Team
Sept. 14-15 74-75-66-215 (-1) Palouse Collegiate 7th of 78 1st of 7
Sept. 27-28 79-75-76-230 (+14) PING/Golfweek Invitational T50th of 75 4th of 5
Oct. 11-13 78-75-68-221 (+5) The Prestige at PGA West T26th of 80 Indv.
Feb. 14-16 69-65-71-205 (-8) Battle at the Beach T1st of 86 1st of 6
March 8-9 73-70-75-218 (+5) Fresno Lexus Classic T21st of 99 3rd of 6
April 2-3 72-69-64-205 (-8) ASU Thunderbird Invitational T1st of 89 1st of 5
April 11-13 72-71-70-213 (+3) U.S. Intercollegiate T24th of 107 T3rd of 5
April 26-28 71-68-63-73-275 (-9) Pac-10 Championship T8th of 60 T2nd of 6
May 20-22 73-72-65-210 (-6) NCAA West Regional T2nd of 75 2nd of 5
June 1-3 72-71-69-212 NCAA Championship T9th of 154 1st of 5
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