West Stanly golfer wins TYGA event in Asheboro

Published 9:08 pm Wednesday, June 20, 2018

After a successful high school golf season, one West Stanly golfer has continued his strong play on the links.

Brantley Phillips, a rising senior member of last season’s Rocky River Conference championship team at West, took top honors in Asheboro on June 14.

Phillips shot a two-over par round of 74 at Pinewood Country Club to win his flight of high-school age golfers at a Tarheel Youth Golf Association Triad one-day event. He won by one stroke over Asheboro’s Sam Davidson and High Point’s Bobby Gold by one stroke.

Chase Clayton, also a rising senior and a member of the Colts’ team, finished fourth at the Asheboro tournament with a 79. Clayton won two TYGA events last season.

By winning the tournament, Phillips earned an exemption into the TYGA Tournament of Champions two-day event Aug. 2 at the The Neuse Golf Club in Clayton.

“I’ve been close before so it was nice to finally win one,” Phillips said.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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