Three Huskies Earn Golfweek Honors

June 16, 2010

SEATTLE -- Golfweek released its end-of-season honors on Wednesday and senior Nick Taylor was on the 10-man first team, while senior Richard Lee and freshman Chris Williams were third team members.

Taylor ended the year as Golfweek's third-ranked player in their Sagarin rankings with a 69.79 rating. The Abbottsford, B.C. native has previously earned the Ben Hogan Award and PING first-team All-American honors. Additionally, Taylor was the Pac-10 Golfer of the Year (his second honor), and notched nine top-10 finishes in 13 events. His stroke average of 71.0 is the second-best ever in team history.

Lee, a third team PING All-American, ranked third on the team with a 71.58 stroke average -- which ranks seventh best all-time in UW history -- and led the team with 12 rounds in the 60s. Lee ended up with six top-10 finishes in 13 events and played 18 of his 40 rounds under par throughout the year. He notched his first career win on May 22 when he took home medalist honors at Gold Mountain Golf Course during the NCAA West Regionals.

Williams made an immediate impact at Washington from day one of stepping foot on campus back in September. He was named the recipient of the Phil Mickelson Award given to the nation's top collegiate freshman golfer and joined Lee on the PING All-American third team. Williams also became the first Husky to be named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and is the only first year rookie to win two tournaments (Battle of the Beach and ASU Thunderbird Invitational) in UW history. His stroke average of 71.10 was second on the team and ties Brock Mackenzie for the third lowest average in a season. Williams finished an impressive 60-percent of events he entered (6-of-10) in the top-10 and played six rounds in the 60s.