Killmer Named Pac-10 Golfer Of The Month

Oct. 11, 2008

Seattle, Wash -- Just a month ago, UW junior Chris Killmer didn't know if he he had a team to play for. What a difference a month can make.

Killmer has been selected as the Pacific-10 Conference Golfer of the Month for September 2008 after being instrumental in helping the Dawgs win the Husky Invitational for the first time since 2003, and giving UW its first tournament victory in three years. During the three-round invitational, Killmer dominated the individual field on his way to notching his first Division I title. The Cal State Bakersfield transfer shot a five-under par 211 (70-69-72) to win UW's annual tournament by three strokes. In the 11-team tournament, Killmer was the only player to finish all three rounds even or better.

Killmer, a Bellingham native, transferred from Cal State Bakersfield to the University of Washington after his freshman year. During his time at the Division II school, he was a third-team All-American and won the Phil Mickelson Freshman of the Year award. Killmer played for the Huskies during the 2006-07 season, but took a year off for personal reasons and is back to being a dominant golfer and a force in the Pac-10.

To return to the Huskies team, Killmer had to qualify at the Fall Scrimmage -- the team's annual one day, 54-hole marathon qualifier on Sept. 9.

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