Williams Tied For Lead At Washington Amateur

June 23, 2010

Chris Williams, a UW sophomore-to-be, and Derek Berg, a former Husky, are two of the three competitors under par after Wednesday's second round of the Washington Amateur Championship being held White Horse Golf Course.

Williams shares the lead with T.J. Bordeaux after a two round total of 3-under-par 141. The third team All-American and Phil Mickelson Freshman of the Year shot an even-par 72 on Wednesday. He needed a birdie on the final hole to pull even for the day. He had four bogeys and birdies on the day.

Berg, who shot the day's best round with a 4-under 68, is one stroke back of the lead at -2. He had four birdies and no bogeys through 16 holes before a bogey on No. 17. Berg immediately answered that with a birdie on No. 18 to end his round.

Husky sophomore Jens Bracht (+7) is tied for 15th, Dylan Goodwin (+9) is tied for 18th and Charlie Hughes (+14) is tied for 34th.

The third and final round concludes tomorrow, starting at 7:30 a.m., with the leaders teeing off at 10:40 a.m. You can follow live scoring here.

Lee tied for 5th at Northeast Amateur
Richard Lee, who just wrapped up his Husky career, had an impressive first round on Wednesday at the 49th Northeast Amateur Invitational Golf Tournament. The Bellevue, Wash. native is tied for fifth after he shot a 2-under-par 67 at Wannamoisett Country Club outside of Providence, R.I.

Lee, a third team PING All-American, is two strokes off the pace established by Brad Benjamin, who was the 2009 Publinx Champion after beating Nick Taylor last summer. Benjamin shot a 4-under 65, while three golfers tied for second at -3.

Lee positioned himself nicely on the final leaderboard after a rocky start that saw him 1-over-par after the front nine. He had a streak of three birdies from No. 11 through 13 before a bogey on No. 14. He finished his round with a birdie on No. 17 to end up at -2.

Once again, Lee will be paired with Oklahoma State All-American Peter Uihlein and tee off at 8:40 a.m. ET on Thursday.

You can follow live scoring here

Taylor and Prugh Tee Off Tomorrow In Connecticut
Nick Taylor and Alex Prugh compete in the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship starting tomorrow at the TPC River Highlands course located outside of Hartford, Conn. Taylor, who earned an exemption for the tournament, will be competing in his first PGA event this year and is the only amateur playing. He will have Husky assistant Garrett Clegg on his bag. Prugh will have his normal caddy, former UW teammate Zach Bixler, on his bag.

Taylor will be in the last pairing of the day and tee off from the 10th hole at 2:06 p.m. ET. Prugh will start his day much earlier, teeing off at 7:00 a.m. ET in a threesome that includes John Daly and Lee Janzen.

The best way to follow all the action online is at PGATour.com.

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