Chandler Phillips wins regional championship

  • Chandler Phillips wins regional championship

Chandler Phillips wins regional championship

On the front nine, Wild shot even par with only one bogey and recovered with a birdie two holes later. Freshman Ryan Grider shot a final round of 2-over 74 and finished tied for 40 place at 7-over 223. Sophomore Michael Feagles shot a bogey-free 3-under 68 to take the individual lead and help the University of IL to a third-place standing with a 4-under 284.

Phillips will make his second trip to the NCAA Championship, after he competed last season following his qualification at the NCAA Sammamish Regional.

The Chanticleers shot their third best score of the season with a 7-under-par 281 in Wednesday's final round of the NCAA Kissimmee Regional at the par-72, 7,154-yard Watson Course at Reunion Resort.

Finals play consists of three days of stroke play from Friday, May 25 thru Sunday, May 27 (54 holes), after which the top-15 teams and nine individuals not on an advancing team will be determined.

Kansas captured the regional championship with a 20-under par 844, while Stanford placed second with a three-round 19-under par 845.

The Bison finished with a 54-hole, 22-over-par 886 team score with rounds of 297, 295 and 294. Andy Stewart tied for third in 2001. Wild leads the field in Par 4 scoring at 3.80 (-2). UNLV also had four par-or-better rounds, led by South African Garrick Higgo with a 69 and Englishman Harry Hall with a 70, to shoot a 6-under 282 and trail the leaders by just one shot. The finish marked his eighth top 10 of the season. The Sooners will advance to the NCAA Championships in Stillwater and will be joined BYU and North Florida, who each finished second at -13 during the regional, as well as the Tigers and Razorbacks.

That's the biggest takeaway from the team after finishing the NCAA Regional in Columbus runner-up.

Top-ranked Oklahoma State shot 8-under 844 to win and 12th -ranked IL was second at even par 852. He now holds the Baylor school record with a 71.40 career stroke average across all collegiate rounds.

After yesterday's round, first year CCU head coach Jim Garren said his team would need to have a special day. You come here to qualify and that's what we did. "But for sure, he's not done winning golf tournaments in college and to already get it before his junior year is over, says a lot about that young man and what a great player he is".