Busy Week For UW Golfers

June 22, 2010

BREMERTON, Wash. -- Huskies Chris Williams and Darren Wallace each punched their ticket to the 2010 U.S. Public Links Amateur Championships on Monday by finishing one-two at a qualifying tournament held at Bremerton's Gold Mountain Golf Complex on Monday.

Williams, who just completed his freshman season at Washington, shot rounds of 69 and 67 on the Olympic Course to finish 8-under 136 overall. He was six strokes better than Wallace, who just wrapped up his senior season with the Huskies. Wallace carded rounds of 72-70.

The duo will join Nick Taylor at Bryan Park Golf & Conference Center in Greensboro, N.C. from July 12-17. Taylor earned exemption to the tournament after finishing runner up at the 2009 U.S Publinx.

Other Husky Notes:
• Williams is among five golfers with Husky ties competing at this week's WSGA Men's Amateur Championships in Kingston. Jens Bracht, Charlie Hughes, Dylan Goodwin and Derek Berg along with Williams are all competing this week at White Horse Golf Club. Live scoring is available on the WSGA's official site.

• Just graduated senior Richard Lee is competing this week in Providence, Rhode Island at the Northeast Amateur Invitational golf tournament. The two-day tournament starts on Wednesday and Lee will tee off at 12:40 ET and is paired with Oklahoma State All-American Peter Uihlein. UW coach Matt Thurmond will be flying out Rhode Island to watch Lee and make a recruiting visit.

• Lee and Thurmond will be driving up to Hartford, Ct. following the Northeast Amateur to watch Nick Taylor and Alex Prugh compete in the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship. Taylor, who earned an exemption for the tournament, is the only amateur competing and will have Husky assistant Garrett Clegg on his bag at the TPC River Highlands course. 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 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.

Complete list of tee times.