Phillips, Burkhardt win Jimmy Self Invitational
Monday, June 09, 2014 12:00 AM
Entering Sunday's final round of the 19th Annual Jimmy Self Invitational at Greenwood Country Club, Trevor Phillips and Carly Burkhardt were both atop the leaderboard. Phillips shared the first-round lead with Alec Weary after shooting a 5 under 67 Saturday, while Burkhardt clutched a one-shot lead in the girls tournament after an even first round.
Greenville's Carly Burkhardt and Boiling Springs' Trevor Phillips hold up the Jimmy Self Invitational trophy after winning the tournament Sunday at Greenwood Country Club.
(Andrew Macke | Index-Journal)
And after a steamy final round Sunday, Phillips and Burkhardt remained atop the leaderboard to win the Jimmy Self Invitational championships. "This is great," Burkhardt said. "I came out here and put two solid rounds together. It's my first win of 2014, so it feels really good."
The routes Phillips and Burkhardt took to their championships were distinctly different, though.
Burkhardt maintained her one-shot lead throughout. The Greenville High School golfer birdied two holes and bogeyed four to finish Sunday with a 2 over 74, holding off Rock Hill's Jodee Tindal. Tindal began the day one shot back and could never close the distance, shooting a second-round 74 for a final 4 over 148, two shots back from Burkhardt.
"I was really confident after my first round," Burkhardt said. "I was hitting it good, and my short game was good. I knew if I could just relax, I had a good chance."
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