Trevor Phillips punched his ticket a couple of weeks ago to the US Amateur at Pebble Beach and now younger brother Trent has joined him.
The two Boiling Springs golfers, who will be teammates at Georgia this fall, will play in the 118th US Amateur.
Trevor Phillips earned his qualifying spot at the Jennings Mill Golf Club in Watkinsville, Ga.
He earned the second qualifying spot with a two-round total of 138.
Trent Phillips came from back in the pack to shoot a final round 68 and tie for medalist honors at the USGA qualifier at the Brickyard Golf Club in Macon, Ga.
Phillips and Wofford golfer Ryan Marter shared medalist honors at the Brickyard as each golfer posted 139 totals for the 36 holes.
Phillip’s second round included 6 birdies to wrap up a spot in the national championship.
The “Am’ will be played on the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course in California starting on August 13th.
Several other golfers with area ties will be joining the Phillips brothers at the USGA Amateur.
Former Clemson golfer Stephen Behr and Gamecock golfer Ryan Stackler tied for medalist honors in the qualifying tournament at Rocky Mt. North Carolina.
The qualifying tournament at Colleton River in Bluffton turned into a marathon because of weather problems.
When the golfers were able to play Gaffney’s Zach Gordon, an incoming freshman at Clemson and Jake Carter from Aiken also tied for medalist honors in their qualifier and both golfers will be in California next month.
Also earning a spot at Pebble Beach is recent Wofford grad Jeremy Grab.
Auburn golfer Trace Crowe from Easley won a playoff for the last qualifying spot at the Brickyard.
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