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Phillips takes one stroke lead into final round of Sunnehanna
18 Jun 2021
by Rick Woelfel of AmateurGolf.com

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Trent Phillips will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Sunnehanna Amateur
Trent Phillips will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Sunnehanna Amateur

Trent Phillips 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.

Karl Vilips (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.

Logan McAllister (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.

Results: Sunnehanna Amateur
1SCTrent PhillipsInman, SC120069-68-66-68=271
2WAIan SiebersBellevue, WA90067-69-71-65=272
3TXTravis VickHouston, TX70068-70-69-66=273
T4CAShiryu (Leo) OyoSan Diego, CA70074-70-66-64=274
T4PAPalmer JacksonMurrysville, PA70070-72-64-68=274

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ABOUT THE Sunnehanna Amateur

The Sunnehanna Amateur was inaugurated in July of 1954 -- it was the first country club sponsored 72-hole stroke play competition for amateurs in the United States. The tournament is played on a classic A.W. Tillinghast design. Only one other amateur tournament in the United States can list the likes of Chick Evans, Arnold Palmer, Julius Boros, Art Wall, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, and Rickie Fowler as contestants: the United States Amateur. Its medal play format has been emulated by countless amateur tournaments across the country.

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