UW golfer Chris Williams in Western Amateur semis
Washington golfer Chris Williams never trailed while winning twice to reach the match-play semifinals of the 110th Western Amateur Championship in Highland Park, Ill.
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — Washington Huskies golfer Chris Williams never trailed while winning twice on Friday to reach the match-play semifinals of the 110th Western Amateur Championship.
Williams, who won medalist honors Thursday with a tournament-record score, beat Richard Lamb of South Bend, Ind., 6 and 5 in the round of 16. In the quarterfinals, Williams beat Richard Stone of South Africa, 2-up.
On Saturday, Williams will face University of Oklahoma golfer Abraham Ancer in the semifinals. In the round of 16, Ancer eliminated UW golfer Cheng-Tsung Pan on the 20th hole.
• Flora Weeks of Overlake Golf & Country Club beat defending champ Leslie Folsom 2 and 1 at Sand Point CC for the Washington State Women's Golf Association championship. Folsom, from Rainier Golf & Country Club, is a five-time winner of the event.
• Wayne Moses, a former UW football player and coach, was hired to coach running backs at Idaho. Moses has coached at UCLA, Stanford, Pitt, USC, Washington and Cal in the last 15 years.
• Greg Fuchs hit a two-run single and Nikhil Nayar struck out the side in the sixth to finish Mercer Island's 6-4 win over Gresham, Ore., in the Little League Northwest Regional tournament in San Bernardino, Calif. On Sunday, Mercer Island (1-0) plays Billings, Mont.
• Bobby Joe Tannehill and Brady Steiger drove in two runs each and Damon Porter allowed two hits in five innings as the Seattle Studs beat Nevada, Mo., 7-0 at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan.
• Unseeded Emmett Egger of Issaquah stunned No. 1 seed Clement Reix of Reno, Nev., 6-4, 7-6 in a men's open singles quarterfinal of the Washington State Open at the Seattle Tennis Club. Third-seeded Brian Wilson of Redmond also reached the semis. In women's open singles, No. 2 seed Suzanne Matzenauer of Tacoma and top-seeded Denise Dy of Seattle notched quarterfinal wins.
• The Seattle Thunderbirds acquired defenseman Jesse Forsberg plus Bantam draft picks from Prince George in exchange for center Colin Jacobs.
From sports-information reports.