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Jul 14, 2021

Bridgeman Earns All-American Recognition from Ping

Bridgeman earned Second Team honors

NORMAN, Okla. — Clemson senior Jacob Bridgeman was named 2021 NCAA Division I Ping Second Team All-America, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Bridgeman had a 70.11 stroke average this year, fourth best in the league and 10th best in the nation. He had six top 10 finishes in nine events, including two medalist honors, the season opening Camp Creek Invitational and the Palmetto Intercollegiate.

Bridgeman was a big reason Clemson won the ACC Championship in April. He finished fifth in the stroke play competition, then had a 2-0 record in match play, wins over players from NC State and Florida State. He defeated the Seminoles John Pak, the number-one player in the nation at the time and winner of the Fred Haskins Award, 1-up in the championship round.

A second-team All-American by Golfweek, Bridgeman is one of six All-ACC players to be named to the Academic All-ACC team. One of the six is Turk Pettit, who won the 2021 National Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club Scottsdale, Arizona. Pettit finished the year with a 69.84 average, second best in Clemson history. He finished 10th at the ACC Championship, fourth at the NCAA Regional and first at the NCAA National, the fifth player in Clemson history to finish in the top 10 in all three postseason tournaments in the same year.

Pettit was previously named a First Team All-American.