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Phillips Brothers Advance to Match Play

Trent Phillips finished the 36 hole qualifying for US Amateur match play at even par. (File Photo)

Trevor and Trent Phillips have advanced to match play at the US Amateur championship at Pebble Beach.

Trevor Phillips shared the individual stroke play lead after the first round, but fell out of the top spot after shooting a 78 in the second round.

His brother Trent Phillips shot a second straight even par round to finish tied for 19th in the qualifying rounds.

Also earning a spot in match play is USC golfer Ryan Stachler who finished tied with Trevor Phillips in 46th place at 3-over par.

Both Trevor Phillips and Stachler avoided a massive playoff for the remaining spot in the field by one shot. 24 golfers will play off on Wednesday morning for the last available place in the match play draw.

Trevor Phillips shared the lead after the first round, but fell back into a tie for 46th place.(File Photo)

Trent Phillips’ first round match is against Riley Elmes, a college senior at Loyola Marymount. Phillips match begins at 11:20 am PDT.

Stachler will square off with Andrew Alligood at 12:50pm. Alligood is a rising senior at North Florida.

While every golfer in the final 64 can win, Trevor Phillips drew one of the hottest golfers coming into the championship.

The rising junior at Georgia from Boiling Springs will face the US Junior Amateur champion in his round of 64 match. Phillips matches up with 16 year old Michael Thorbjornsen from Massachussetts at 10:10am PDT. Thorbjornsen finished fourth in the match play qualifying tournament

Incoming Clemson freshman Zack Gordon from Gaffney opened stroke play with a 1-under par round, but was not able to maintain his position. The Gaffney golfer finished at 7-over par for the 36 hole qualifying.

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