Williams Named PNGA Men's Player Of The Year
Nov. 30, 2011
SEATTLE - The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) announced its 2011 Players of the Year and Husky junior Chris Williams was named the winner in the men's category.
Williams, from Moscow, Idaho, has had a stellar 2011 and continues to show no signs of slowing down. He shot a course record 59 this past weekend at Yakima Valley.
His excellent year included national and international recognition. In June, Williams earned U.S. Open qualifying medalist honors at Gold Mountain Golf Club. His stellar play would lead to his selection to play for the U.S. team at the Palmer Cup where his undefeated record helped the U.S. beat the European team at the Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Conn.
Williams would also win a pair of major amateur championships with back to back victories at the 18th Sahalee Players Championship and the 45th Pacific Coast Amateur in July.
He would later shoot a 16-under par, 268 to earn medalist honors at the 109th Western Amateur, where he would end up finishing as a quarterfinalist.
Williams' outstanding summer culminated in August with his selection to the prestigious Walker Cup Team, where his record of 2-1-0 was one of the shining performances on the U.S. squad that came up short against the Great Britain and Ireland team at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Scotland.
For the Huskies, Williams started the season out with a win at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational, his fourth collegiate win at Washington. His total puts him tied with Nick Taylor and Brock Mackenzie for most individual wins at UW.