Clemson, S.C.—Bryson Nimmer picked up his second career individual medalist honors at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate at the Mirabel Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona on Sunday. His final round of 65 on the par 70 course helped Clemson to a 274 team score and sixth in the 14-team field.
Nimmer became just the fourth Clemson golfer to win consecutive medalist honors, the first since 2001-02. That year D.J. Trajan won the Carpet Classic and the Jerry Pate Invitational in consecutive events. Others to do it are Kevin Johnson, 1987-88 t the ACC and the Schenkel, and Jimmy White in 1974-75 at the College of Charleston Invitational and the State Intercollegiate.
Nimmer now has three rounds of 65 or better this year, already tied for the most in a season in Clemson history. Former teammate Doc Redman had three rounds of 65 or better in 2016-17. With his incredible performance in the first two tournaments, Nimmer now has the career mark for rounds of 65 or better with six.
Nimmer trailed Arizona State’s Chun An Yu by one shot entering the final round, but his round of 65 was not the best round of the day. Alex Shead of Augusta shot a 64 in the final round.
Nimmer’s Sunday round included five birdies and no bogeys, finishing the 54 hole tournament without a single bogey. He closed out the final three holes with birdie-birdie-par and finished with 16 birdies for the tournament, tied fourth for the most in the field with Tyler Strafaci of Georgia Tech.
At the end of the first round on Friday, Clemson was in 14th with a 282 and moved into a tie for sixth with a near team record 267 on Saturday.
In addition to Nimmer’s 65, junior William Nottingham shot a three-under par 67, his best score of the tournament. Sophomores Turk Pettit and Kyle Cottam added rounds of 70 and 72, respectively while freshman Jacob Bridgeman had a 76.
Clemson returns to the course on September 30 at the Nike Intercollegiate in Dallas, Texas.
Maui Jim Intercollegiate Results
September 20-23, 2018
Mirabel Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Par 70 | Yards: 7081
1. Georgia Tech 812, 2. Arizona State 814, 3. LSU 817 4. NC State 819, 5. Auburn 821, 6. Clemson 823, 7. Oregon 829, 8. Kent State 831, 9. Oregon State and Augusta 833, 11. Houston 836, 12. Minnesota 843, 13 Georgia State 852, 14. Kansas State 855
1. Bryson Nimmer 67-63-65/ 195; 24. William Nottingham 73-67-67/ 207; 43. Jacob Bridgeman 69-67-76/ 212; 56. Kyle Cottam 73-70-72/ 215; 68. Turk Pettit 78-71-70/ 219.