Williams Leads After Three Rounds of Washington Amateur

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June 24, 2010

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SEATTLE -- Thursday was a busy day for current and former Husky golfers in Washington and around the country. Nick Taylor and Alex Prugh each competed in the first round of the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship, Chris Williams leads after three rounds of the WSGA Men's Amateur Championship and Richard Lee is tied for eighth entering the final round of the Northeast Amateur Championship.

Taylor and Prugh are tied for 99th with a handful of golfers at TPC River Highlands outside of Hartford, Conn. after each shooting a first round 1-over par 71. Playing thanks to a tour exemption, Taylor was 1-under after his first nine holes, but had a couple bogeys on his second nine to end up at +1. Prugh had three birdies and four bogeys during his early morning round with John Daly and Lee Janzen. Four golfers are tied for the lead at 6-under.

Taylor will tee off on Friday at 8:56 a.m. ET, while Prugh tees off at 12:16 p.m. ET.

Closer to home in Kingston, Wash. at White Horse Golf Course, Williams took sole possession of the lead for the Washington Men's Amateur Championship on Thursday. Although he had his worst round in three days with a 2-over par 74, Williams is the only golfer under par overall at 1-under 215. He has a two stroke lead over a pair of golfers.

Several other Huskies are also faring well in Kingston, including Derek Berg (5th, +2), Jens Bracht (T13th, +11), Dylan Goodwin (T18th, +16) and Charlie Hughes (27th, +19).

Across the country at the 49th Northeast Amateur Invitational Golf Tournament, Lee is tied for eighth at 1-under par 137 overall. He shot a 1-over 70 in the second round at the par-69 Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, R.I. Brad Benjamin leads the tournament at 5-under 133.

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