NAPLES, Fla. — Senior Trent Phillips continued to move up the Georgia record book with another top-10 finish to highlight the Bulldogs’ efforts in the Calusa Cup on Tuesday.
Playing Calusa Pines Golf Club’s par-72, 7,320-yard layout, Phillips landed at 2-under 214, including a final-round 2-over 74. The Inman, S.C., native placed fourth individually for the 23rd top-10 effort of his career. He has sole possession of fourth all-time in Georgia annals as he broke a tie with Russell Henley, and Phillips trails only Chip Beck’s 27, Lee McCoy’s 25, and Chris Kirk’s 24. Phillips potentially has three collegiate events remaining with the SEC Championship, an NCAA Regional, and the NCAA Championships.
As a team, the No. 8 Bulldogs came in sixth at 24-over 888, including a 10-over 298 on Tuesday. Georgia Tech claimed team honors at 7-under 857, followed by Florida (even-par 864) and Wake Forest (4-over 868). The Gators’ Fred Biondi earned the medalist title at 5-under 211.
Junior Nicolas Cassidy paced the Bulldogs in the final round with a 2-under 70. After Phillips’ 2-over 74, Georgia counted a 4-over 76 from freshman Maxwell Ford and a 6-over 78 from freshman Buck Brumlow. Junior Ben van Wyk had the Bulldogs’ drop score of 10-over 82.
Ford wound up at 8-over 224, followed by Cassidy at 11-over 227, van Wyk at 12-over 228, and Brumlow at 19-over 235.
The Bulldogs will return to action April 20-24 in the SEC Championship at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Ga.