Williams Remains Perfect To Help U.S. Extend Lead At The Palmer Cup
June 29, 2012
NEWCASTLE, Country Down - Chris Williams was one of two members from the U.S. Team to earn a victory in singles matches and the United States extended its lead to 10-6 as the 2012 Palmer Cup heads to the final day of matches on Saturday.
Europe claimed three matches and halved three others but the United States was able to extend its 6.5-1.5 advantage in the second day of competition at The Royal County Down Golf Club.
Williams, who just wrapped up an All-American junior season at Washington, was the first to finish on the course and pushed the U.S. lead to six with a 3 and 2 win over Europe's Graeme Robertson. Robertson won the first hole with birdie but Williams claimed the next three holes to move to 2-up. The pair traded the next two holes before Williams extended his lead to 3-up through 8. Robertson cut the lead to 2-up at the turn. Williams won No. 16 to close out the match.
Williams improved to 5-0-2 in two years of competing at the Palmer Cup and is now 7-1-2 in international competition over the last two years.
Williams will face off against Sebastian Cappelen in tomorrow's final round of play as the U.S. will go for it's 8th win in 15 Palmer Cups.
Round Three Singles Matches Results