Phillips fuels Bulldogs’ win at Palmetto Championship

Boiling Springs (S.C.) High School, led by Trent Phillips and Harrison Corbin, rolled to a 14-shot victory in the Palmetto High School Golf Championship Saturday at True Blue.

As a team, Boiling Springs finished the Palmetto at 2-over par (570), comfortably ahead of second place Frederica Academy (584).

A day after shooting a tournament record 63, Phillips, a Georgia signee, fired a -1 under par 71 and captured medalist honors in the championship flight, finishing the event at 8-under. Phillips’ day was highlighted by an eagle on the par 5 10th hole.

Corbin, a South Carolina signee, carded 1-under 71 and finished the Palmetto at -5 under, tied for second in the battle for medalist honors with Forsyth Country Day School’s Brandon Einstein.

Argyle (Tx.) Christian finished with a 36-hole total of 647 to win the first flight championship, 10 strokes ahead of Jesuit High School. Dutch Fork High School’s Palmer Mason won medalist honors with a two-day score of 152, two shots clear of Jesuit’s Jackson Maniscalco.

St. James shot 336 – 30 strokes higher than Thursday’s round – to finish 10th in the championship flight.

The Palmetto counts PGA Tour players Rickie Fowler, the 2006 champion, and Harris English among its most distinguished alumni.

The Palmetto is a 54-hole, college style event that began on Thursday with a qualifying round. Based on qualifying scores, teams were flighted for 36 holes of stroke play competition.

Friday and Saturday rounds were played at True Blue and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, both of which are ranked among America’s top 100 public courses.

Photo by MB Golf Holiday

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