Mark Anguiano, winner of the 21st Sahalee Players Championship
Mark Anguiano, winner of the 21st Sahalee Players Championship

Anguiano Claims 2014 Sahalee Players Championship Title

Mark Anguiano of Whittier, Calif., poured it on early in the final round to pull away from the field in winning the 21st Sahalee Players Championship (SPC), held at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.

Anguiano, 21, had started today's final round with a one-shot lead over Kurt Kitayama, the senior-to-be at UNLV, but immediately separated himself from the field with birdies on three of the first four holes.

"I didn't want to play defensively," said Anguiano. "So I couldn't have asked for a better start." After the front nine, he had built himself a five-shot lead.

"This is by far the biggest win of my career," said Anguiano, who had just completed four years playing for Cal-State Fullerton and had recently won his collegiate invitational by 10 shots. "I played in the U.S. Amateur last year. I didn't make it into match play for that, but that event really taught me what hard, competitive golf was, and what I needed to do to play it."

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PAST CHAMPIONS

2014 ~ Mark Anguiano, Whittier, Calif.
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2013 ~ Andrew Yun, Chandler, Ariz.
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2012 ~ Kevin Penner, Las Vegas, Nev.
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2011 ~ Chris Williams, Moscow, Idaho
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2010 ~ Peter Uihlein, Orlando, Florida
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2009 ~ Nick Taylor, Abbotsford, BC
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2008 ~ Trent Whitekiller,Sallisaw, Okla.
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2007 ~ Daniel Summerhays, Provo, UT
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2006 ~ Kyle Stanley, Gig Harbor, Wash.
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2005 ~ Travis Bertoni, Paso Robles, Calif.
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2004 ~ Ryan Moore, Puyallup, Wash.
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2003 ~ Brien Davis, Las Vegas, Nev.
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2002 ~ No championship <WGC-NEC Invitational>

2001 ~ Jason Hartwick, Sacramento, Calif.
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2000 ~ Ryan Lavoie, Pasco, Wash.
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1999 ~ Michael Harris, Troy, Mich.
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1998 ~ No championship <PGA Championship>

1997 ~ Arron Oberholser, Scottsdale, Ariz.

1996 ~ Jason Gore, Valencia, Calif.

1995 ~ David Lebeck, Portland, Ore.

1994 ~ Chris Stutts, Leoma, Tenn.

1993 ~ Casey Martin, Eugene, Ore.

1992 ~ Doug Duchateau, Portland, Ore.