ATHENS, Ga. — Senior Trent Phillips and freshman Maxwell Ford earned Southeastern Conference weekly awards, according to an announcement Wednesday by the league office.
Phillips, a native of Inman, S.C., was chosen as the SEC Golfer of the Week, while Ford, who hails from Peachtree Corners, Ga., was picked as the league’s Freshman of the Week. Phillips was selected as the SEC Golfer of the Week for the third time in his career and Ford added his third Freshman of the Week honor this season.
Phillips and Ford were instrumental in the Bulldogs winning the Linger Longer Invitational on Tuesday.
Phillips came in second individually at 10-under 206. He closed the tournament with a 6-under 66, including a 25-foot eagle putt on the final hole. The 6-under matched the low round for the 54-hole event. Phillips wound up 10-under on the par-5 holes. He leads the Bulldogs with a scoring average of 68.49, including 11 rounds in the 60s. Phillips has a win, two seconds, a fourth, and a 10th in seven tournaments.
Ford was the top rookie in the Linger Longer Invitational field as he came in fourth at 7-under 209. He shot 9-under on the par 5s. Ford ranks third on the team with a scoring average of 71.29, including five rounds in the 60s this spring. He now boasts a second and a fourth in four spring events.
Phillips and Ford each finished the tournament with an eagle and an event-high 15 birdies.
The Bulldogs will wrap up the regular season April 3-5 in the Calusa Cup in Naples, Fla.