MGOLF: Trent Phillips Wins Williams Cup
Georgia’s Trent Phillips earned medalist honors for the third time in his collegiate career as he posted a 6-shot victory on Tuesday in the inaugural Williams Cup presented by STITCH Golf.
On Eagle Point Golf Club’s par-72, 7,364-yard layout, Phillips closed with a 4-under 68 for a total of 15-under 201. The senior was six clear of North Carolina’s David Ford (whose brother Maxwell plays for the Bulldogs) and seven past Maximilian Steinlechner of NC State.
Phillips previously won the 2019 Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic and the 2020 Gators Invitational. Phillips pulled even with Brendon Todd with his 19th top-10 finish, good enough for eighth on the Bulldogs’ all-time list.
Over the course of his three Williams Cup loops, Phillips recorded 20 birdies. In the first round on Monday, he had a bogey-free 8-under 64 to match his career-best loop and set Eagle Point’s course record (which was eclipsed by Steinlechner’s second-round 9-under 63).
“I really started to find my game last week and was ready to compete,” said Phillips, who capped the fall with a 69.22 scoring average. “It translated well to this tournament. I am excited to get this win. Our team also had a good week, which is awesome.”
As the Williams Cup medalist, Phillips will receive an exemption to compete in the Korn Ferry Tour’s Rex Hospital Open at TPC Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, N.C., June 2-5, 2022. Said Phillips, who will turn pro following the NCAA Championships, “I’m very grateful for that start.”
As a team, the Bulldogs came in second to tournament host North Carolina. Georgia fired a final-round 5-under 283 for a total of 856. The Tar Heels landed at 17-under 847, while Vanderbilt took third at 1-under 863.
Freshman Buck Brumlow followed Phillips at 2-under 70, while junior Nicolas Cassidy signed for an even-par 72 and freshman Maxwell Ford had a 1-over 73. Junior Connor Creasy had the Bulldogs’ non-counting score of 6-over 78.
Brumlow came in a career-best fifth at 2-under 214, while Ford finished at 5-over 221, Creasy checked in at 10-over 226, and Cassidy posted an 11-over 227.
Playing as an individual, senior Will Kahlstorf closed with a 2-over 74 to wind up at 7-over 223.
The Tar Heels named the Williams Cup in honor of Roy Williams, who retired in April after 18 seasons as North Carolina’s men’s basketball coach, and his wife, Wanda.
WBB: Que Morrison, Jenna Staiti Named Preseason All-SEC
Georgia Lady Bulldog basketball graduates Que Morrison and Jenna Staiti have been named to the coaches’ 2021 Preseason All-Southeastern Conference Second Team, the league office announced Tuesday.
The Georgia duo joins nine players on the second team, while eight student-athletes garnered first-team accolades.
In the preseason poll, Georgia was picked to finish fourth behind South Carolina, Texas A&M and Tennessee, while Kentucky, Ole Miss, Arkansas, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Florida, Alabama, Auburn and Vanderbilt followed the Lady Bulldogs.
Morrison — the 2021 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year — and Staiti — a 2021 All-SEC Second-Team selection — were Georgia’s top two scorers and rebounders a year ago. The two combined to average 26.4 points per game and 13.5 boards per contest during the 2020-21 campaign. Staiti also led the SEC in blocked shots with 85 total (3.2 per game).
Staiti enters her sixth season of eligibility as one of only eight players in program history to score over 1,000 career points, record over 500 rebounds and block over 150 shots.
Morrison — a native of Riverdale, Ga. — totaled a conference-best 33 steals during SEC play last season. She has twice been named to the SEC All-Defensive Team and is a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll pick. Morrison has scored in double figures in 12 of her last 13 games.
Dawgs in the NFL – Week 7
How the Bulldogs in the NFL fared in Week 7:
Cardinals 31, Texans 5
A.J. Green, WR: Green had three receptions for 66 yards for the Cardinals, who remained the NFL’s only undefeated team at 7-0.
Chris Conley, WR: Conley appeared on 27 offensive plays and seven special teams plays for Houston.
Jordan Jenkins, DE: Jenkins had one tackle for the Texans.
Giants 25, Panthers 3
Lorenzo Carter, OLB: Carter picked up four tackles for New York.
Tae Crowder, ILB: Crowder led the Giants with six tackles and he defended one pass.
Azeez Ojulari, OLB: Ojulari had five tackles, including 2.5 sacks and another tackle for loss, and a team-high four quarterback hits for New York. With 5.5 sacks through seven games, Ojulari already has tied the Giants’ rookie record.
Patriots 54, Jets 13
David Andrews, OL: Andrews played all 76 snaps at center and helped the Patriots roll up 551 total yards.
Isaiah Wynn, OL: Wynn logged all 76 plays at tackle as New England posted 551 total yards.
Titans 27, Chiefs 3
Ben Jones, OL: Jones recorded 67 snaps at center and helped Tennessee accumulate 369 total yards.
Monty Rice, ILB: Rice missed his second straight game for the Titans with a groin injury.
Deandre Baker, DB: Baker was on the Kansas City inactive list.
Mecole Hardman, WR: Hardman caught four passes for 28 yards and recorded a tackle following an interception for the Chiefs.
Rams 29, Lions 18
Leonard Floyd, OLB: Floyd posted seven tackles for Los Angeles.
Sony Michel, RB: Michel had two carries for four yards for the Rams.
Matthew Stafford, QB: Stafford went 28-for-41 for 334 yards and three touchdowns and threw for a 2-point conversion for Los Angeles against his former team. He stands second in the NFL with 19 passing touchdowns and third with 2,172 passing yards. Stafford became the 13th quarterback to reach 300 career touchdown passes, moving by John Elway for 12th on the all-time list with 301. Stafford slipped past Georgia alum Fran Tarkenton for 13th on the all-time passing yards list (47,281).
D’Andre Swift, RB: Swift had eight catches for a career-best 96 yards for the Lions. He hauled in a 63-yard touchdown pass, also a personal best. Swift added 13 carries for 48 yards. He leads all NFL running backs in catches (42) and yards receiving (391).
Bengals 41, Ravens 17
Trey Hill, OL: Hill triggered seven snaps at center and played another seven on special teams for the Bengals
Justin Houston, OLB: Houston recorded two tackles and four pressures for the Ravens.
Nick Moore, LS: Moore snapped on six punts, two extra points, and one field goal for Baltimore.
Packers 24, Football Team 10
Eric Stokes, DB: Stokes registered three tackles and broke up a fourth-down pass for Green Bay. He is fifth in the NFL with eight passes defended.
Browns 17, Broncos 14
Nick Chubb, RB: Chubb missed his second straight game for Cleveland with a calf injury. He stands fourth in the NFL with 523 rushing yards.
Richard LeCounte, DB: LeCounte appeared on 11 of the Browns’ special teams plays.
Colts 30, 49ers 18
Charlie Woerner, TE: Woerner made his first career start at tight end, catching two passes for 30 yards, and he recorded a special teams tackle for the 49ers.
Buccaneers 38, Bears 3
Alec Ogletree, OLB: Ogletree had four tackles, including one for loss, for the Bears.
Roquan Smith, ILB: Smith led Chicago with 13 tackles and he defended one pass. He stands second in the NFL with 75 tackles.
Falcons 30, Dolphins 28
John Jenkins, DL: Jenkins was not active for the Dolphins.
Solomon Kindley, OL: Kindley played five special teams snaps for Miami.
Bills: Isaiah McKenzie, WR
Chargers: Tre’ McKitty, TE; Mark Webb, DB
Jaguars: Tyson Campbell, DB
Bengals: Lamont Gaillard, OL; Elijah Holyfield, RB
Bills: Jake Fromm, QB
Browns: Lawrence Cager, WR
Cardinals: Jonathan Ledbetter, DL
Falcons: Shawn Williams, DB
Giants: Isaiah Wilson, OL
Raiders: Javon Wims, WR
Rams: J.R. Reed, DB
Broncos: Natrez Patrick, ILB
Chiefs: Malik Herring, DE
Colts: Rodrigo Blankenship, PK
Falcons: Cameron Nizialek, P
Giants: Andrew Thomas, OL
Jaguars: Terry Godwin, WR
Ravens: Ben Cleveland, OL
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