Phillips takes one stroke lead into final round of Sunnehanna
Trent Phillips will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Sunnehanna Amateur
heads the field at the 54-hole mark of the 68th Sunnehanna Amateur. Phillips a native of Inman, S.C. fired a 5-under par 66 on Friday to finish 54 holes at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, Pa. at 7-under par 203.
He’ll have a one-stroke advantage over the field when the final round commences early Saturday morning.
(Western Perth, Australia) sits in second place at 6-under par 204 after signing for a 1-over par 71. Palmer Jackson
(Murrysville, Pa.) fired a 64 and stands at 4-under par 206 along with Jonathan Yaun
and Ryan Hall
, who recorded rounds of 65 and 66 respectively.
(Oklahoma City), Travis Vick
(Houston), and Ian Siebers
(Bellevue, Wash.) are all at 207. McAllister and Vick each shot 69 on Friday, while Siebers finished with a 71.
A total of 14 players are under par for the 54 holes. Phillips (69-68-66) and McAllister (69-69-69) are the only two to better 70 all three days.
Phillips, who turned 21 on May 28, recently completed his junior season at Georgia, where he is a three-time first-team All-SEC choice. He also competed in the recent Palmer Cup.
Inman started his Friday four shots off the pace, but recorded three birdies on his outward nine and turned in 3-under par 32. He went on to birdie the par-5 11th and the par-4 13th to move to eight under par for the tournament. His only stumble came when he bogeyed the par-5 16th.
Vilips, who sat on the 36-hole lead at 7-under par, had a rough start to his Friday round. The Stanford product bogeyed four of his first seven holes and turned in 4-over par 39 before playing his last nine holes in three under par.
Fifty-three players survived the 54-hole cut, which came at 5-over par 215. Saturday’s final round will utilize a split-tee start.
ABOUT THE Sunnehanna Amateur
The Sunnehanna Amateur was inaugurated in
1954 -- it was the first country club
sponsored 72-hole stroke play competition for
in the United States. The
tournament is played on a classic A.W.
design. Only one other amateur
tournament in the United States can list the
Chick Evans, Arnold Palmer, Julius
Boros, Art Wall, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson,
Woods, and Rickie Fowler as
contestants: the United States Amateur. Its
format has been emulated by
countless amateur tournaments across the
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