Mark Anguiano, winner of the 21st Sahalee Players Championship
Mark Anguiano of Whittier, Calif., poured it on early in today's final round to pull away from the field in winning the 21st Sahalee Players Championship (SPC), held at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.
Mark Anguiano (left), and Kurt Kitayama
Mark Anguiano of Whittier, Calif., who began the day tied for the lead, shot a second-consecutive 3-under par 69 to seize the lead outright after three rounds at the 21st Sahalee Players Championship, being held at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.
Scottie Scheffler during day one of the 21st Sahalee Players Championship
Three players are tied for the lead after 36 holes played on a warm day in the 21st Sahalee Players Championship, being held at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.
Jay Hwang of Fullerton, Calif., Mark Anguiano of Whittier, Calif. and Byron Meth of San Diego, Calif. each stand at 4-under par at the half-way point of the championship. Hwang, who will be a senior at UCLA, shot a 68 in the afternoon round to leap over 16 players to grab his share of the lead. These three players will be paired together in the final group of tomorrow's third round.
Ryan Moore and the trophies from his epic year in 2004
by Craig Smith
Some of the world's top amateur golfers will tee it up June 30-July 2 in the 21st Sahalee Players Championship (SPC).
The 72-hole, three-day men's tournament at Sahalee Country Club outside Seattle is now ranked as the No. 21 amateur tournament in the world by the international organization Scratch Players Group.
Among the tournaments the website ranks the Sahalee event ahead of are the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship and the California Amateur.
An impressive field of world-class talent will converge on the Pacific Northwest and Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash. for the 21st Sahalee Players Championship (SPC), to be played next week from June 30-July 2, 2014. The championship will be contested over 72 holes of stroke play, with 36 holes being played the first day, 18 the second, and 18 on the third and final day.
Last year's championship saw Andrew Yun come from behind in the final round to win by a shot. Yun was the only player to finish under par in the championship.
by Craig Smith
Bryson Dechambeau wants another crack at Sahalee Country Club, and will get it soon.
Dechambeau, the Southern Methodist University golfer currently ranked as the No. 6 amateur in the world in one ranking and No. 8 in another, finished tied for second in the 2013 Sahalee Players Championship (SPC).
"It's going to be good to be back this year with a chance to improve on that second-place finish," Dechambeau said recently.
by Craig Smith
Texas golf phenom Scottie Scheffler has entered the Sahalee Players Championship to be played June 30-July 2 at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash. located east of Seattle.
Scheffler gained some notoriety in May when he made the cut as a 17-year-old high school senior in the PGA Tour's HP Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Tex. Playing on a sponsor's exemption, he shot three of four rounds under par, had a hole-in-one on Saturday, and finished tied for 22nd.
"I've heard that it's a good course and a good field," Scheffler said. "I've heard that the course is pretty tight and tree-lined."
Charles Kern of Mercer Island, Wash. shot a 4-under par 68 to take medalist honors in leading the field at the Sahalee Players Championship (SPC) qualifier held today at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.