Pereira Goes Wire to Wire at 22nd Sahalee Players Championship
Corey Pereira, winner of the 22nd Sahalee Players Championship.

Pereira Goes Wire to Wire at 22nd Sahalee Players Championship

Corey Pereira of Cameron Park, Calif. held off a late charge in today's final round to win the 22nd Sahalee Players Championship (SPC), held at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.

Pereira never trailed in the championship, which fielded 66 elite male amateur golfers from around the world, opening with a 7-under par 65 in the first round, building a 6-shot lead after two rounds, and still leading by three after the third round.

This is the third time Pereira has competed in the championship. He tied for second last year. "It's great to come back and finish the job," he said. "I texted this week with Mark (Anguiano, last year's champion), and he gave me some tips on how to play the course."

Pereira, who just finished his sophomore year playing for the University of Washington men's golf team, started the final round with a 3-shot lead over Jonathan Sanders, his team mate on the UW golf team, and Curtis Luck of Australia. Pereira birdied four of the first eight holes, and seemed in complete control.

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PAST CHAMPIONS

2016 ~ No championship <KPMG Women's PGA Championship>

2015 ~ Corey Pereira, Cameron Park, Calif.
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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.