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

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Williams FeaturesChris Williams Interview (UW Athletics: Sept. 23, 2012) • Williams Wins Western Amateur (Spokeman Review: Sept. 5, 2012) • Chris Williams on a Roll (Golf News: July 1, 2012) • Williams Wins 86th Washington State Amateur (Golf Today NW: June 29, 2012) • Williams Washington Amateur Interview (PNGS: June 15, 2012) • 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) • Golf In America Interview (Golf Channel)

Washington Notes
• One of UW's most decorated players all-time, winning the 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.
• Became the school's all-time wins leader, earning his 5th victory at the Bandon Dunes Championship on March 18, 2012. Has extended his record to 6 wins.
• Moved up to No. 1 on the World Amateur Golf Rankings on July 22-26 and Aug. 8-current (Sept. 18).
• 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.
• Will represent the USA at the World Amateur Championships in Turkey.
• Enters 2012-13 with 21 top-10 finishes, 3rd most in UW history.
• 2012 stroke average of 70.61 is the second lowest in UW single-season history.
• 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.
• Is the first Husky to ever win Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (2010).
• Recipient of 2010 Phil Mickelson Award, honoring the nation's top freshman collegiate golfer.

2012-13 (Senior)
•Two top-10 finishes.
•T2nd at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational with Trevor Simsby.
•T2nd a week later at the Ping/Golfweek Preview.
•Has four rounds in the 60s and six rounds under par.

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

YEARROUNDSSTROKESAVGLOW
2009-1031220471.1063
2010-1143306071.1667
2011-1238268370.6166

CAREER112794770.9663

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: 20
Career Best 54-Hole Score: 204 (-9), (twice) Bandon Dunes Invitational, March 16-18, 2012
Career Best 18-Hole Score: 63, third round of Pac-10 Championships, April 27, 2010

2012-13 RESULTS BY TOURNAMENT

DateScoreTournamentOverall PlacePlace On Team
Sept. 17-1869-71-75-215 (-1) Kikkor Golf Husky InvitationalT2nd of 75T2nd of 5
Sept. 23-2569-72-69-210 (-6) Ping/Golfweek PreviewT2nd of 75T1st of 5
Oct. 19-2175-78-75-228 (+12)US Collegiate ChampionshipT60th of 794th of 5

2011-12 RESULTS BY TOURNAMENT

DateScoreTournamentOverall PlacePlace On Team
Sept. 2769 (-3) Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational1st of 451st of 5
Oct. 9-1175-69-67-211 (-5)Prestige at PGA WestT17th of 84T2nd of 5
Oct. 23-2572-72-70-214 (-2)U.S. IntercollegiateT10th of 742nd of 5
Oct. 31-Nov. 270-70-70-210 (-3)Gifford Intercollegiate4th of 721st of 6
Feb. 1-368-71-72-211 (-5)University of Hawaii Invit.T13th of 115T1st of 5
Feb. 13-1470-72-74-216 (E)San Diego IntercollegiateT3rd of 84T1st of 5
Mar. 16-1871-67-66-204 (-9)Bandon Dunes Championship1st of 851st of 5
Mar. 30-April 168-77-68-213 (+3)Stanford U.S. CollegiateT12th of 901st of 5
April 6-771-71-67-209 (-4)ASU ThunderbirdT8th of 931st of 5
April 27-2972-70-71-70-283 (-5)Pac-12 ChampionshipsT9th of 721st of 6
May 17-1973-68-68-209 (-7)NCAA Southwest Regional1st of 751st of 5
May 29-3175-71-70-216 (+3)NCAA ChampionshipsT21st of 1561st of 5

2010-11 RESULTS BY TOURNAMENT

DateScoreTournamentOverall PlacePlace On Team
Sept. 20-2174-70-68-212 (-4) Kikkor Golf Husky InvitationalT4th of 751st of 5
Oct. 10-1272-71-71-214 (-2)Prestige at PGA WestT6th of 812nd of 5
Oct. 24-2675-73-74-222 (+6)U.S. Collegiate ChampionshipT31st of 781st of 5
Nov. 8-1076-71-70-217 (+4)Gifford Collegiate ChampionshipT11th of 742nd of 6
Nov. 22-2369-69-71-209 (-4)Western Refining All-American ClassicT12th of 31Individual
Feb. 2-4 69-70-70-209 (-7)Amer Ari InvitationalT10th of 1141st of 5
Feb. 13-1568-71-75-214 (+5)Battle at the BeachT14th of 823rd of 6
Feb. 28-Mar. 170-72-72-214 (+1)USC Collegiate InvitationalT8th of 801st of 5
March 10-1270-72-74-216 (E)Bandon Dunes Championship2nd of 862nd of 5
March 21-2267-71-69-207 (-9)Oregon Duck Invitational1st of 881st of 5
April 2-371-79-67-217 (+1)Insperity Augusta St. InvitationalT18th of 931st of 5
April 16-1768-76-72-216 (+6)Western IntercollegiateT19th of 921st of 6
April 29-May 171-70-71-69-281 (+1)Pac-10 ChampionshipsT6th of 601st of 6
May 19-2171-72-69-212 (-1) NCAA RegionalsT16th of 73T2nd of 5

2009-2010 RESULTS BY TOURNAMENT

DateScoreTournamentOverall PlacePlace On Team
Sept. 14-1574-75-66-215 (-1) Palouse Collegiate7th of 781st of 7
Sept. 27-2879-75-76-230 (+14)PING/Golfweek InvitationalT50th of 754th of 5
Oct. 11-1378-75-68-221 (+5) The Prestige at PGA WestT26th of 80Indv.
Feb. 14-1669-65-71-205 (-8)Battle at the BeachT1st of 861st of 6
March 8-973-70-75-218 (+5)Fresno Lexus ClassicT21st of 993rd of 6
April 2-372-69-64-205 (-8)ASU Thunderbird InvitationalT1st of 891st of 5
April 11-1372-71-70-213 (+3)U.S. IntercollegiateT24th of 107T3rd of 5
April 26-2871-68-63-73-275 (-9)Pac-10 ChampionshipT8th of 60T2nd of 6
May 20-2273-72-65-210 (-6)NCAA West RegionalT2nd of 752nd of 5
June 1-372-71-69-212NCAA ChampionshipT9th of 1541st of 5

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