Chris Williams of UW returns to No. 1 amateur rankings
Chris Williams of the University of Washington has returned to the No. 1 spot in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.
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Chris Williams of the University of Washington returned to the No. 1 spot in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, a move that could be timely with the U.S. Amateur Championship beginning next week.
If Williams, a senior from Moscow, Idaho, can hold onto his ranking after the U.S. Amateur, he will receive an exemption into the 2013 British and U.S. Open Championships.
The U.S. Amateur is Aug. 13-19 in Cherry Hills, Colo.
Williams also is No. 1 in the Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings. He is the first Husky to occupy both No. 1 spots in the amateur rankings since Nick Taylor, who spent 21 weeks there in 2009.
• UCLA golfer Erynne Lee of Silverdale breezed into the round of 16 with a 5 and 4 match-play upset of 11th-seeded Minjee Lee of Australia at the U.S. Women's Amateur in Cleveland. Erynne Lee is seeded 54th. The University of Washington's Jennifer Yang lost 3 and 1 to third-seeded Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand.
• Husky men's golfers Trevor Simsby and Charlie Hughes appeared to have made the second-round cut at the Canadian Amateur in Cumberland, Ont. With several players still out, Simsby was tied for ninth at 5-under 139 after a 3-under 69. Hughes, at 142, was on pace to just squeeze into the final 36 holes of stroke play.
• Brett Manke of Lakewood, Eugene Wackerbarth of Bellevue, Li Wang of Sammamish and Joseph Harvie of Orting were among players reaching the quarterfinals with match-play wins at the Pacific Northwest Junior Boys Amateur at Port Ludlow Golf Club.
• Jockey Gallyn Mitchell is scheduled for surgery to repair a severe fracture in his right hand. Emerald Downs' all-time leader in virtually every riding category suffered the injury Sunday as the horses were loading in the gate for the $50,000 Angie C Stakes for 2-year-old fillies.
• Top-seeded Mercer Island (4-0), the only unbeaten team in the tournament, faces fourth-seeded Gresham, Ore. (2-2), at 8 p.m. Thursday in the semifinals of the Little League Northwest Regional in San Bernardino, Calif. Mercer Island beat Gresham 6-4 in its regional opener. Post Falls, Idaho, plays Billings, Mont., in the other semifinal. The regional title game is Saturday on ESPN.
Compiled from sports-information reports.