MGOLF: Trent Phillips’ Eagle and Six Birds Paces UGA in Puerto Rico

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MGOLF: Trent Phillips’ Eagle and Six Birds Paces UGA in Puerto Rico

Trent Phillips (Photo by Kristin M. Bradshaw)
Trent Phillips (Photo by Kristin M. Bradshaw)

The Georgia men’s golf team came in third on Tuesday in the Puerto Rico Classic.

In Tuesday’s final round on Rio Mar River Course’s par-72, 6,902-yard layout, the Bulldogs posted a field-best 8-under 280 to land at 19-under 845. Georgia Tech claimed the top spot at 32-under 832 and Oklahoma finished second at 30-under 834.

Sophomore Trent Phillips paced the Bulldogs on Tuesday as he signed for a 6-under 66, the lowest loop of the day. Phillips’ round included an eagle and six birdies. Junior Davis Thompson and freshman Connor Creasy added 1-under 71s, followed by senior Will Chandler at even-par 72. Senior Spencer Ralston had the Bulldogs’ non-counting score of 3-over 75.

Phillips placed fourth at 8-under 208, just one shot back of tri-medalists Garett Reband of Oklahoma, Logan Sowell of College of Charleston, and Bartley Forrester of Georgia Tech. Chandler checked in 13th at 4-under 212, followed by Ralston in 24th at 2-under 214, Thompson in 32nd at even-par 216, and Creasy in 47th at 5-over 221.

In the Puerto Rico Individual Classic on the par-71, 6,782-yard Ocean Course, sophomore Will Kahlstorf placed eighth at 11-over 224, including a final-round 6-over 77. Oklahoma’s Logan McAllister took medalist honors at 4-under 209.

The Bulldogs will return to action on March 1-3 in the Southern Highlands Intercollegiate in Las Vegas.

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