Two Man Links at Bandon Dunes: Mark and Jacob Phillips defend their title at 17-under
24 Apr 2023
by Pete Wlodkowski of

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Jacob (left) and Mark Phillips won the Overall and Father & Son gross titles
Jacob (left) and Mark Phillips won the Overall and Father & Son gross titles

The Two Man Links and Father & Son Championship brought one of it’s most diverse and competitive fields to the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort for its 22nd playing. When the final putts were holed at the resort’s original Bandon Dunes course today, father and son teams won their divisions, and bonuses for having the lowest overall scores as well.

Mark and Jacob Phillips from posted four rounds in the 60s to shoot 17-under for 72-holes to capture the father and son gross prize..The Atlanta-area duo did the same thing in 2019. After opening with a 66 at Bandon Trails and following with a 65 at Pacific Dunes, they opened up a gap that would only grow wider as the week progressed.

Randall Conn and Johan Andersson
Randall Conn and Johan Andersson from Trophy Club, Texas did an excellent job giving chase, posting a solid four-round total of 10-under to win the open division trophy. They battled down the stretch for the senior title against tournament veterans Sherman Haggerty and Ben Whipple, who finished a shot back at 9-under. Friends from the Sacramento area in California, Haggerty and Whipple have played in every one of the Two Man Links events – Haggerty himself has played an amazing 20 times.

Ben Whipple and Sherman Haggerty
Jerry Silva of Taupo, New Zealand not only came the farthest to play the tournament this year, he and his son Andrew won the father and son net title and overall bonus as well. Their score of 23-under net was highlighted by a final round of 7-under 65 at Bandon Dunes in today’s final round that left no room for doubt. Cole and Grant Hemmingway were right behind them at 20-under, good enough for the overall net title. Tom Husselstein and Chris Carlson finished right behind them at 17-under.

A complete list of winners and their prizes can be viewed here.


It had been a while since we have seen an ace at the Two Man Links. Kevin Kawasaki of San Jose brought that drought to an end just a day after a prediction by the tournament director Pete Wlodkowski while playing a practice round together. Kawasaki holed a 56-degree wedge on No. 5 at Bandon Trails on Friday, landing it one foot from the cup and spinning it sideways in.

Also notable was the net albatross recorded by Mark Webb on the 16th hole at Bandon Dunes in today’s final round. Webb, of Blairsville, Georgia, made a gross eagle on the signature hole, playing hard and fast against the angry Pacific. “That’s a two for one,” boys.

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ABOUT THE 2025 Two-Man Links at Bandon Dunes

He who hesitates is lost. And the 24th Two Man Links Championship is going to fill quickly, so don't wait! Join us for's flagship best-ball event at the highly-acclaimed Bandon Dunes Resort - site of the 2020 U.S. Amateur and countless major amateur events. The tournament features Championship, Senior Championship, and Net and Father & Son Divisions (with gross and net prizes) and it always draws a diverse group of players from across the U.S. and Canada.

GEORGE AND MICHAEL STEVENS FATHER & SON CHAMPIONSHIP is pleased to report that the Father & Son division continues to grow, with 50% of the field in typically comprised of Father & Son teams! We award gross and net prizes in this division, with teams also eligible for the overall gross or net championship.

(4) nights lodging at Bandon Dunes Resort (see options below)
(4) tournament rounds (1) at each at four of the resort's five courses
(1) gala tournament dinner (golf attire fine)
$10,000 in prizes and awards (based on 80 players)
Tournament awards for division winners
Welcome gifts for all players


Thursday, April 17, 2025
Arrival day, golf at player's expense today for those that arrive early enough or complimentary use of the impressive practice facility.
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Friday, April 18, 2025
Tournament Round 1
Pacific Dunes
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Saturday, April 19, 2025

Tournament Round 2
Sheep Ranch
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Sunday, April 20, 2025
Tournament Round 3
Bandon Trails
- evening: 7:00pm - Dinner at Bandon Dunes- Macdonald Hall (above McKee's Pub)
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Monday, April 21, 2025
Final Round
Bandon Dunes
- morning tee times tbd based on number of players -- please check out of your room prior to play unless arrangements have been made to stay over
- Tournament Awards immediately following play at Bandon Dunes.


Prizes will be awarded by division based on the number of players in that division as follows:

Father & Son Team (Low Gross and Low Net)
Open Team (Low Gross and Low Net)

SENIORS: A trophy and bonus will be awarded to the lowest gross score among teams where both players are age 50 and over)

For net scoring, play will be at 80% of course handicap, with a maximum allowance of 18 for each player, and using the low handicap index for the past year from the USGA GHIN System. A maximum combined team handicap of 36.0 is suggested.

Play will be from the Green Tees, except that those aged 70+ may elect to play from the Gold Tees.

**LODGING OPTIONS (All prices are per player. We are not yet able to set the final prices for 2025 but expect the range to be from $3,000 per player range for double occupancy to $4,500 per player for the most luxurious room choice.)**

(rooming with your partner) includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of lodging, one big dinner, plus $10,000 of prizes plus welcome gifts for all players

includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of lodging, one big dinner, plus $10,000 of tournament prizes and welcome gifts for all players

(separate bedrooms and bathrooms, shared common area). includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of lodging, one big dinner, plus $10,000 of tournament prizes and welcome gifts for all players


To express an INTEREST in playing (no commitment.) click here

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