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Pettit and Phillips advance to Match Play at US Am

Clemson’s Turk Pettit finished the 36 hole qualifier at the US Amateur tied for 18th. (GolfClub File Photo)

Clemson’s Turk Pettit and Georgia’s Trent Phillips from Boiling Springs have advanced to match play at the US Amateur.

Pettit finished the 36 hole qualifying tournament at 3-under par 140 in a tie for 18th place.  He will face LSU golfer Philip Barbaree.

Georgia All-American Trent Phillips advanced to match play at the US Amateur. (UGA photo)

Phillips finished in a tie for 36th place after posting a two-day total of even par.

The Georgia All-American will take on Michael Thorbjornsen.  Thorbiornsen is a Stanford commit and the 2018 US Junior champion.

Wilson Furr, a rising senior at Alabama, shot a second round 9-under par 62 to claim medalist honors.

Furr’s 62 tied for the second lowest round in US Amateur play.

Billy Horschel carded a 60 in the first round of the 2006 Amateur.

Two other golfers with Palmetto State connections are in a playoff to advance to match play.

Clemson’s Jacob Bridgeman and Gamecock golfer Ryan Hall are in an 18 man playoff for the last three spots in the match play bracket.

Clemson’s Jacob Bridgeman is in a playoff for one of the last three spots in the match play bracket at the US Amateur. (GolfClub file photo)

Bridgeman was in a 27 man playoff last year for one of the final match play spots at Pinehurst. He made it down to the final three for one spot before being eliminated.

The playoff for Bridgeman and Hall begins at 7:30 local time in Oregon.

Tournament scores available at https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/championships/2020/u-s–amateur.html#!scoring


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