Williams Teeing It Up With Some Of The Nation's Best
Nov. 21, 2011
EL PASO, Texas - UW junior Chris Williams is tied for 17th after playing two rounds on Monday at the Western Refining College All-American Golf Classic.
Williams, from Moscow, Idaho, shot 73 and 72 to end the first day of action +3 (145) overall at the par-71, 6,889-yard El Paso Country Club.
The tournament is a two-day, 54-hole gathering of 27 college golfers with All-American credentials.
It is the second year Williams has participated in the event. He finished 12th a year ago.
On Monday, Williams struggled to find consistency right out of the gate. He began his morning round with a bogey and fought through adversity the rest of the way. He ended up +1 at the turn and saw his score balloon to +3 through 15 holes before a birdie on 16 got him to 2-over, where he would end the round.
The afternoon round was a much better 18 for Williams. He began on the backside of the course and got to 1-under quickly with a birdie on No. 11. Williams faced an uphill battle the rest of the day after a double bogey on No. 15. He birdied No. 17, but bogeyed No. 18 to get to +1. He calmed down considerable on the front nine where he recorded nine consecutive pars to end the day at +1.
Dylan Frittelli of Texas is leading the field after shooting 6-under 136. Jace Long of Missouri is one shot behind.