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UA Amateur ends for Phillips brothers

Trevor Phillips tees of on one of the scenic holes at Pebble Beach in the round of 32 at the US Amateur. (USGA Photo)

After almost a week of competition at the US Amateur the Phillips brothers were eliminated in the round of 32 at Pebble Beach.

Trevor Phillips who was tied for the lead after the first round of stroke play, won his first match, but came up short on Thursday.

The older Phillips fell behind early as Isaiah Salinda carded four birdies in the first seven holes. Phillips was not able to close the gap and the Sanford golfer advanced to the round of 16 with a 5 and 4 victory.

Trent Phillips was matched up with William Mouw, a golfer he had beaten in the US Junior a few weeks ago.

This time Mouw was able to keep pace with Phillips and squared the match with birdies on number 13 and 14.

Phillips came back to take a one up lead one more time, but a bogey on the final hole by the incoming Georgia freshman allowed Mouw to tie the match and force extra holes.

Both golfers pared the 19th hoie, but again Phillips made a bogey and this one cost him the match.

While brothers making the field at the US Amateur does not happen often. The two golfers from Boiling Springs were the first brothers to make match play in the same tournament since Graham and Matt Hill of Canada  did the same thing in 2008.


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