Teams participate in the opening round of the 2019 NCAA Men's Golf Athens Regional at the University of Georgia Golf Course on Monday, May 13, 2019 in Athens, Georgia.
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Georgia golf star Trent Phillips stays red-hot, captures Sunnehanna Amateur by one stroke

Trent Phillips has found himself in select company of late, on the links and in the business world.

Phillips, a three-time All-SEC golfer and soon-to-be-named All-American, won the 68th annual Sunnehanna Amateur by one stroke on Saturday.

The UGA rising senior from Boiling Springs High School near his hometown of Inman, S.C., finished 9-under-par (271) with rounds of 69, 68, 66 and 68 at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, Pa.

Phllips is only the second Georgia Bulldog to win the tournament, joining Paul Claxton who accomplished the feat in 1991. Other prestigious winners of this noteworthy event, per the UGA release, include Ben Crenshaw, Billy Andrade, Rickie Fowler, Collin Morikawa, Webb Simpson and Scott Verplank.

Phillips might join those golf stars in another respect quite soon, via the pending Name Image Likeness legislation that kicks in next month.

Phillips, of course, was recently named as one of five Georgia athletes expected to be approached by Buckhead-based Onward Reserve retailer for an NIL deal on July 1.

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Georgia football quarterback Brock Vandagriff, kicker Jack Podlesny, track star Matthew Boling and baseball standout Connor Tate are the others.

Phillips’ resume is building and his popularity surging on and off the course, and he shows no signs of cooling off with summer approaching.

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It explains why UGA alum and Onward Reserve founder and CEO TJ Callaway would consider a golfer to endorse his stylish and trendy brand.

Phillips, a team captain, capped off his collegiate season with four top-10 finishes and a win.

Earlier this month, Phillips led Team USA as it regained the Arnold Palmer Cup in Sugar Grove, Ill.

Phillips went 2-1-1 in his matches against international golfers June 11-13 at Rich Harvest Farms, defeating Adrien Dumont de Chassart on the final day, 4 &3.

Team USA posted a 33-27 decision over the International Team

Georgia's Trent Phillips and Coach Chris Haack during the NCAA Championships at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., on Sunday, May 26, 2019. (Photo by Steven Colquitt)
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“We are all so proud to have been able to do this for the United States and for our schools,” Phillips said in the school release. “It was an amazing experience for each and every one of us. I am glad I was able to contribute by picking up some points for the United States. This was something that I will never forget.”

Phillips also won the Gators Invitational earlier this season, sharing honors with Auburn’s Andrew Kozan in the 120-player field.