Williams Ascends To No. 1 In World Amateur Rankings
July 26, 2012
SEATTLE - Chris Williams jumped up a spot in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) and has earned the No. 1 overall ranking for the week of July 22-29. It marks the first time a Husky has earned the top spot since Nick Taylor spent 21 weeks atop the standings from June 15-Nov. 4, 2009.
Williams, who will be entering his senior season at Washington in the fall, moved past Texas' Jordan Spieth in the standings. Williams has a 1427.18 average, while Spieth sits at 1422.01.
Williams' teammate Cheng-Tsung Pan is currently 15th.
The WAGR system ranks the top Amateur Golfers in the world on the basis of their average performance in counting events on a rolling cycle over the previous 52 weeks. For more information on the World Amateur Golf Rankings, visit www.wagr.randa.org.
The rise of Williams up the charts can be traced to his recent performances this summer. Williams ran away with the Washington Amateur championship in June. He followed that up with a 3-1 record in the Palmer Cup. In July, he led the Sahalee Players Championship for 71 holes before losing in a three-way playoff. Most recently, Williams had a top-10 finish in stroke play at the U.S. Public Links Championship before falling in the opening round of match play.
This week, Williams is playing in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational on the Web.com Tour. He is among 11 collegiate first team All-Americans that were invited to play this week in Columbus, Ohio.