Philip Lee’s final-round charge secures Carlton Woods win


Tennessee Golf had a day Thursday in the final round of the Carlton Woods Invitational. After a final-round 5-under 67 at the Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas, Nashville native Philip Lee took the title.

Lee opened the prestigious mid-amateur event with rounds of 73-72 and was four shots back entering the third and final round. He immediately started working on that deficit, birdieing No. 2 but giving it back with a bogey at No. 5.

Lee went 3 under before the turn, added two birdies on the back and squeaked out a one-shot victory on defending champion Joe Deraney of Belden, Miss.

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