Casey and Phillips capture Coors Partnership title


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Les Phillips, left, and Michael Casey won the 28th annual Coors Partnership at the Comanche Trails Golf Complex on Sunday. [Phil Woodall/ Press Pass Sports]

By Phil Woodall

The Borger duo of Michael Casey and Les Phillips captured the 28th annual Coors Partnership Sunday by firing a bogey-free 8- under par 64 at Comanche Trail Arrowhead Golf Course.

The unique format of scramble Friday, low ball Saturday, and the modified chapman alternate shot Sunday yielded a total score of 26-under par 190 for Casey and Phillips.

The duo shot 61 Friday and 65 Saturday, as Casey acknowledged he played “pretty well” the first day and Phillips the second day and “we both hit it well Sunday.”

Casey and Phillips were in a three way tie after Friday’s scramble format and were tied for the lead after Saturday with Budweiser Partership winners Tate Allred and Luke Kane going into the final round. Casey and Phillips had a one shot lead after 16, but Allred and Kane took a disastrous nine on the par five 17th hole to end their chances at winning.

Casey’s 40-foot birdie putt on 15, the last of four consecutive birdies, was a big boost on their final round.

Casey and Phillips finished three shots ahead of 2014 champs Stewart Dodson and Zack Norrell,

The tournament victory vaulted Casey into next week’s 27th annual Coors Tournament of Champions. It’s his first appearance since 2012 and sixth overall.

The TOC will have a field of 11, including 2019 defending champion Andrew Brewer, six time champion Casey Weiss, two time champion Kyle Kelting, 2018 champion Kane, Kent Neal, Derick Kelting, Dario Garza, Allred, Dodson, in addition to Casey and Phillips. The 72-hole stroke play event begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning at Amarillo Country Club.

The 36-hole Senior Division Coors TOC will be contested Saturday and Sunday at Arrowhead and Ross Rogers Mustang Course respectively. The field of seven will consist of 2019 defending champion Brad Borden, 2016 champion Mickey Wilson, Noble Watson, Arnold Galbreath, Mark Guess, Dan Lowrance, and rookie Scott Lankford.

For a look at the full results from the Coors Partnership, click on this link below.

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