Williams WSGA Player Of The Year
Oct. 31, 2012
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) announced the 2012 Player of the Year recipients and Husky senior Chris Williams was the men's player of the year.
Williams (Moscow, Idaho) had a stellar 2012 campaign that was culminated with the Mark H. McCormack Medal handed out at the end of the amateur season to the world's No. 1 ranked player. He began the amateur circuit by winning the 86th Washington State Men's Amateur Championship by 10 strokes. Three weeks later he finished runner-up in his title defense at the Sahalee Players Championship in July.
He next earned qualifying medalist honors and won the match-play portion of the Western Amateur, one of the more difficult amateur tests. He made the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur, round of 64 in the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship and was the individual runner-up in the World Team Amateur Team Championship held in Turkey.
Williams has now represented the United States four times in the last two years: twice as a member of the Palmer Cup team, once on the Walker Cup team and once at the World Team Amateur Championship. He will add to his international resume when he competes for the U.S. at the 2013 Copa de las Americas amateur competition in January.
It is the second time Williams has been named the men's player of the year, also acheiving the status in 2011.