Williams Named GoHuskies.com SAOTW
Oct. 8, 2012
SEATTLE - Senior golfer Chris Williams (Moscow, Idaho) has been named the GoHuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 1-7, 2012.
Williams finished second overall and Team USA won the 2012 World Amateur Team Championships with a record-setting score of 24-under-par 404 on Sunday.
Williams shot 69 at the par-71 Antalya Golf Club in Sunday's final round. He ended up 14 under after rounds of 64-67-69-200. He ended up one stroke behind Mexico's Sebastian Vazquez.
Williams completed the first seven holes on Saturday of the weather-delayed tournament before returning to the course on Sunday. The Husky senior and world's No. 1 ranked amateur player in the world battled Vazquez all day, with each taking over the leaderboard at different times. The difference was on No. 16 where Williams counted bogey -- just his fifth of 54 holes of play -- to tie the individual battle. Vazquez closed out with birdie to secure medalist honors.
Despite the disappointment of not taking individual medalist honors, Williams can stake claim to the team title. It had been since 2004 that the Americans have won the team title.
Steven Fox, of Hendersonville, Tenn., the 2012 U.S. Amateur champion and Williams both shot 2-under 69 for the USA. Justin Thomas, of Goshen, Ky., posted a non-counting 1-under 70.
The previous low total for 54 holes was 407 by the USA in Puerto Rico in the 2004 WATC, which was also played at 54 holes because of weather.
The Americans, in winning their 24th medal in the 28 Eisenhower Trophy competitions, broke team marks for lowest 18-, 36- and 54-hole scores.
Other nominees include: Quinton Beasley (men's soccer), Falon Miller (women's soccer), Jaydon Mickens (football), Jennifer Yang (women's golf) and Amanda Gil (volleyball).
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