After strong golf career at Crockett, Phillips commits to Milligan College

from staff reports

   Jordan Phillips, a standout golfer at David Crockett High School, has signed a letter of intent to attend Milligan College and play golf for the Buffaloes. 
   During his senior season at Crockett under coach John Verble, Phillips had an 18-hole stroke average of 75. He shot a one over 72 at the conference tournament to earn all-conference honors.
   Phillips went on to finish seventh in the district tournament and advanced to the TSSAA regional tournament. He tied Crockett's school record for a 9-hole low round when he shot a 2-under 34 at the Crossings Golf Club versus Sullivan South and Daniel Boone high schools.
   Also, Phillips earned a spot on the Morristown Invitational All-Tournament team by placing sixth.
   Milligan coach Tony Wallingford is excited to have Phillips join the Buffs.
   "Jordan is a talented golfer with a lot of potential," Wallingford said. "He is a hard worker and has shown steady improvement over the past couple years. He will be a nice addition to our team."
   Phillips will join a Milligan squad that won the Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship this past spring. The Buffs lost two seniors from that team, and Phillips has the potential to step in to one of those spots.
   Phillips, a Presidential Award for Academic Achievement recipient at Crockett, with pursue a major in pre-law at Milligan. He is the grandson of Wayne and Margaret Fields of Telford.