Golfer Chris Williams sets Washington record with fifth victory
Washington junior golfer Chris Williams picked up his fifth career victory, best in Husky history, Sunday at the Bandon Dunes Championship...
BANDON, Ore. — Washington junior golfer Chris Williams picked up his fifth career victory, best in Husky history, Sunday at the Bandon Dunes Championship.
Williams shot 9-under 204 over the three-day, 54-hole event to finish six shots better than runner-up Kevin Lim of Long Beach State. The victory moved Williams past Brock Mackenzie and Nick Taylor in the UW record books, who each had four wins during their careers.
"It feels awesome," an elated Williams said about his record-setting win. "I haven't been playing that great lately but to be able to get the win, it feels so good."
Despite Williams' win, it was a muted celebration for the Huskies. Washington had a comfortable lead coming down the stretch, but two double bogeys and two triple bogeys, erased the lead. The Huskies tied Long Beach State for the team title at 5-over 857.
"We played really well all week until the end," coach Matt Thurmond said.
In all, three Huskies finished in the top 10. Cheng-Tsung Pan tied for fifth at 1-over 214, and Charlie Hughes was 10th at 218.
Gonzaga (12-6) fell 4-2 to the University of the Pacific in Spokane.
• Central Washington (8-8, 4-0 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) swept a doubleheader from Saint Martin's, 9-6 and 19-12, in Ellensburg.
Track and field
Zach Stanfield won the men's 200-meter dash (21.89 seconds) and Cali Cull set a school record in the women's triple jump (36 feet, 3 ½ inches) for Seattle University at the Oregon Preview in Eugene.
Seattle Pacific's McKayla Fricker was second in the 800 in an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time of 2:12.53, good for second. And Western Washington's Emily Warman won the triple jump with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 38-5.
Washington, ranked No. 24, defeated California 196.205-191.775 in Berkeley.
The Huskies' McKenzie Fechter won her second all-around title of the year with a 39.225 total. She also tied teammate Lauren Rogers for the vault title with a 9.800.
Rogers tied for the floor title (9.875) with Ruby Engreitz, who also won the bars (9.875). Paige Bixler rounded out UW's event sweep with a win on the beam (9.900).
Seattle U dropped a 4-3 decision to host Eastern Washington.
• Washington State topped Arizona State 5-2 in Pullman.
• The first round of the Battle of the Rancho Bernardo Inn, in which the Washington women's golf team is competing, was canceled due to rain. The tournament has been shortened to 36 holes beginning Monday.
From sports-information reports.