MGOLF: Trent Phillips First, Bulldogs Second In Gators Invitational

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MGOLF: Trent Phillips First, Bulldogs Second In Gators Invitational

Trent Phillips (Photo by Beth Hall)
Trent Phillips (Photo by Beth Hall)

Georgia’s Trent Phillips earned medalist honors for the second time in his career on Saturday in the 2021 Gators Invitational presented by VyStar at the Mark Bostwick Golf Course.

Phillips, a junior from Inman, S.C., wound up at 11-under 199, including a second-round 6-under 65 and a final-round even-par 70 on Saturday. Phillips and Auburn’s Andrew Kozan shared the medalist title.

Phillips previously won the 2019 Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic in Hawaii. Saturday’s title marked the 15th top-10 finish and the 20th top-20 of his career.

As a team, the No. 3-ranked Bulldogs came in second at 24-under 816 after carding a 10-under 270 and a 3-under 277 Saturday as the tournament ended a day early due to anticipated inclement weather. Host Florida took team honors at 29-under 811 on the strength of a final-round 15-under 265. Auburn joined Georgia at 24-under, followed by LSU at 21-under 819.

Senior Davis Thompson and sophomore Connor Creasy landed in 11th at

6-under 204. Thompson signed for a 3-under 67 and a 2-under 68 on Saturday, while Creasy went 2-under 68 and even-par 70. Fifth-year Spencer Ralston (72, 69) and sophomore Nicolas Cassidy (70, 70) each wound up at 1-over 211.

Competing as an individual, junior Eli Scott posted second- and third-round totals of 5-over 75 and 3-over 73 to finish at 7-over 217.

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