CLEMSON, S.C. – Jacob Bridgeman had an opening round 70 and finished the 36-hole first day with a 145 total in leading Clemson at the Colonial Collegiate at famed Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Clemson stands in 15th place in the 15-team tournament that includes seven of the top 10 teams in the nation and 10 of the top 20.
The Colonial Collegiate is the top fall tournament in college golf, and is being played at the same Colonial Country Club that has been the site of a PGA event every year since 1946, the longest active streak of hosting a PGA Tour event.
The par 70 course that is 7,204 yards in length, certainly challenged the field of top college golfers. No team is under par through 36 holes and just seven of the 75 individuals are under par. Only five players broke par in the second round when the average score was 73.85.
Clemson has a 594 team total through 36 holes, 34-over-par after team rounds of 296 and 298. Defending National Champion Pepperdine has the team lead at 561.
Bridgeman had rounds of 70-75 on Monday to lead the Tigers. The senior returning All-American stands in 32nd place at 145. He played the par five holes in two-under-par for the day, tied for third in the field.
Zack Gordon had rounds of 73-73 and his 146 total stands in 37th place. He led the Tigers in birdies on Monday with seven.
Kyle Cottam had a solid 72 in the opening round, but had an 82 in the second round for a 154 total. Senior Colby Patton had rounds of 81-75, and Carter Pendley had rounds of 83-75.