Clemson, SC – Clemson sophomore Jacob Bridgeman has been named an honorable mention All-American by the Collegiate Golf Coaches Association. The native of Inman, SC ranked 23rd in the nation in stroke average with a 70.14 figure and had a final player ranking of #33 by Golfweek/Sagarin computer rankings.
Bridgeman led the Tigers in stroke average (70.14), rounds in the 60s (10), under par rounds (13) and birdies (83) in the season that was shortened by the Coronavirus. He played in all seven tournaments and 21 rounds over the course of the 2019-20 academic year.
Bridgeman’s top performance of the year was in the final tournament at the Palmetto Invitational in Aiken, SC, where he won medalist honors with a score of 12-under-par 198, tied for the second lowest 54-hole score in Clemson history. The Chapman High School product had rounds of 67-66-65 in gaining his first collegiate victory.
His four-shot win over teammate Turk Pettit is tied for the fourth largest victory margin by a Clemson golfer in a stroke play event, the best since Doc Redman won by six shots at the Jackrabbit during the 2015-16 season.
Bridgeman also had a 10th place finish at the Nike Invitational in the fall, one of the top national tournaments in the nation. He had five Top 20 finishes in his seven events, helping Larry Penley’s team to a #14 final ranking in the Golfweek/Sagarin team rankings.