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Former world top amateur Chris Williams joins staff

Auburn males’s golf head coach Nick Clinard introduced Friday the hiring of latest assistant coach Chris Williams.

Williams beforehand served as assistant coach at Marquette University from 2019-2021. There he oversaw the event of the this system’s profession scoring common chief, Hunter Eichhorn. Eichhorn was named the Big East’s Player of the Year in addition to PING All-American. Williams additionally made large strides for the Golden Eagles on the recruiting path by signing a pair of top-60 nationally ranked recruits.

Collegiately Williams performed for the University of Washington the place he was a four-time All-American from 2009-2013. Williams led the Huskies in scoring from 2010-2013 after six match victories and 28 top-10 finishes.

After ending ninth total within the NCAA Championship Williams earned the title of PAC-10 Freshman of the Year and gained the Mickelson Award which is delegated to the nation’s top freshman.

As a junior he completed first within the World Amateur Golf Ranking for which he obtained the Mark H. McCormick Medal offered on behalf of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. Williams’ tenure within the top spot of the rating spanned 46 weeks earlier than he started his senior season.

As a senior Williams obtained the Ben Hogan Award which the NCAA bestows yearly to varsity golf’s finest performer.

In 2011 Williams golfed for Team USA within the Walker Cup and Palmer Cup. The following 12 months he participated as soon as once more within the Palmer Cup in addition to the World Amateur and in 2013 he competed in Copa De American.

ARDMORE, PA – JUNE 12: Amateur Chris Williams of the United States htis a tee shot throughout a apply spherical previous to the beginning of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 12, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Williams started his skilled profession in 2013 with contests in Canada’s Mackenzie Tour and Latin America’s PGA Tour. His 2013 top amateur look within the U.S. Open was his second as Williams’ first got here two years earlier than after he secured a spot with a win in a sectional qualifying occasion.

Coach Clinard was elated to welcome Williams to Auburn saying,

“I’m super excited to have Chris join us in our Auburn family. His pedigree from a golf standpoint speaks for itself as the former No. 1 amateur in the world and a participant in the 2011 Walker Cup. Playing professionally and being in that limelight will bring a lot to our team and to recruiting as well. He’s got a great eye for talent and he knows how to develop young people. He will be a tremendous asset to our program and our quest to win championships.”

Williams feels “blessed” to be at Auburn and detailed his pleasure and imaginative and prescient for his future with this system,

“I want to thank Coach Clinard and Auburn University for giving me the opportunity and taking a chance on me. I feel extremely blessed to be welcomed into the Auburn family and the culture that has been established. I’m very excited to be part of the successful golf program at Auburn and continue on the success that Coach Clinard has had during his tenure. I’m committed to helping the program continue to move in the right direction. I’m eager to invest in the student-athletes, help them reach their potential on and off the course and start competing for and winning national championships.”

Welcome to The Plains Coach Williams, and War Eagle!

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