Blog 53 - Killmer Wins Third Bellingham Amateur

Chris Killmer
Chris Killmer won his third Bellingham Amateur at his home course Monday, closing the tournament with a two-over-par 74, that gave him a 54-hole total of four-under 212. The 23-year-old, who won the title in 2006 and 2008, battled chilly rain throughout the round to earn a two-stroke victory over Western's Sandy Vaughn who closed with a best-of-the-day (and tournament) 68. Third on level-par 216 was Matt Cowell while Kung Chih Chang, who plays out of Bellevue Municipal, came in fourth a further shot behind.
Killmer, who recently graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Business Adminstration, set up his own office-cleaning company last month in order to help finance his golf. Working after normal business hours will allow the former Husky, who has called Lake Padden home for the last eight years, to practice during the day and hopefully get his game in shape for the Gateway Tour on which he may play a couple of events this winter, and then the Canadian Tour which he hopes to qualify for next year. In addition to all that, Killmer, who played on what many regard as UW's best ever golf team alongside Nick Taylor, Darren Wallace and Richard Lee (during his freshman year he also played with Alex Prugh whom he regards as both friend and mentor), has accepted a position as Western's assistant golf coach working alongside head coach Steve Card. 'I'm really looking forward to that,' he says. 'Western has such a strong squad this season. It should be very exciting.'
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