Trent Phillips moves to top Palmetto Amateur leaderboard
Trent Philips <br>(SCGA Photo)</br>
Trent Philips
(SCGA Photo)

AIKEN, SC (July 22, 2016) -- For the third consecutive day the Palmetto Amateur lead has changed hands; first it was Ben Dietrich and Doc Redman sharing the lead, then it was Jake McBride and now it is Trent Phillips. On Friday Phillips shot a 3-under 67 to move to 8-under and take a two-stroke lead.

Phillips, a junior golfer from Inman, SC started his day by birdieing three holes on the opening nine to turn in 3-under 31. The closing nine was a bit rocky at times but the 2016 South Carolina Junior winner was able to salvage an even-par 36 with a final hole birdie. Phillips' homeward nine was comprised of three birdies and three bogeys.

Future Clemson golfer Doc Redman remained at 6-under after a third round even-par 72. Redman shot a 3-over 37 on the frontside with two bogeys, a double-bogey and just one birdie. The outward struggle dropped Redman back to 3-under but he was able to rebound with three consecutive birdies from holes 13-15 and return to 6-under.

James Clark, a junior at Georgia Tech, and 36-hole leader Jake McBride of NC State are tied for third at 5-under. McBride couldn't follow up his second round 9-under 61 as he shot a 5-over 75 with six bogeys and only one birdie.

First round co-leader Ben Dietrich (South Carolina) is 4-under and in fifth place.

Results: Palmetto Amateur
1SCTrent PhillipsInman, SC70067-68-67-69=271
T2SCTrace CroweEasley, SC50071-71-66-66=274
T2NCDoc RedmanRaleigh, NC50065-69-70-70=274
T4GASpencer RalstonGainesville, GA40067-73-70-66=276
T4ALRyan BentonDothan, AL40073-68-67-68=276

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72-hole stroke play event held on a classic Alister MacKenzie design. The field of 84 is selected from applicants based on handicap, participation in amateur golf events and competitive record, in previous Palmetto Amateurs and other amateur tournaments.

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