Trent Phillips has had an outstanding first year at Georgia, and it is not over yet.
The Bulldog freshman from Boiling Springs was named the SEC freshman of the year and named to the SEC’s first all-star team.
Phillips is the eighth Bulldog golfer to be honored as the top newcomer by the SEC. He joins a list of now successful PGA Tour golfers Kevin Kisner, Brian Harmon, Hudson Swafford and Harris English in winning the conferences award.
This year Phillips has recorded 18 rounds in the 60s. He has earned six top-10s and 10 top 20’s. He has a 70.16 stroke average with the NCAA National tournament still to be played.
Joining Phillips on the All-SEC first team is South Carolina senior Scott Stevens. Stevens helped the Gamecocks earn a trip to the national championship with his 3rd place finish in the Pullman, Washington Regional. His par putt in the playoff with Colorado State sealed the win.
Stevens has started every tournament during his four years at USC. This year he has posted a scoring average of 70.29 and his career scoring average of 71.52 is the best in the history of the Gamecock program.
Will Miles also gained All-SEC honors. The senior, who won two tournaments this year, was named to the second All-Star team. Only Miles and SEC Player of the Year Will Gordon of Vanderbilt were able to post two victories this year.
Stevens was a second team All-SEC performer as a sophomore while Miles earned his first SEC post season honor.
Also earning second team All-SEC honors is former Easley High School golfer Trace Crowe from Auburn.