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Mar 12, 2021

Bridgeman Named to 15-Man Haskins Award Watch List

Clemson, S.C.—Clemson junior Jacob Bridgeman is one of 15 Division I Golfers named to the 2021 Fred Haskins Award Watch List presented by Stifel.  The announcement was made on Friday morning on the Golf Channel.

Bridgeman is one of four players on the list from the ACC. Michael Brennan of Wake Forest, Vincent Norrman and John Pak of Florida State are also on the prestigious list.

The other 11 players recognized are Ludvig Aberg of Texas Tech, Michael Feagles of Illinois, Nick Gabrelcik of North Florida, Ryan Hall of South Carolina, Dylan Menante and William Mill of Pepperdine, Trent Phillips and Davis Thompson of  Georgia, David Puig of Arizona State, Patrick Welch of Oklahoma, and Kieran Vincent of Liberty

Bridgeman is currently ranked as the number-two Division I player in the nation by Golfweek/Sagarin and number-three by Golfstat.  He has a 67.56 stroke average through three tournaments and already has two wins, the Champ Creek Seminole and the Palmetto Intercollegiate.   

The native of Inman, SC has scored under par in all nine of his rounds so far this year, including seven rounds in the 60s.   He is 34-under-par for his nine rounds overall.  Bridgeman shot 11-under-par 199 earlier this week in winning the Palmetto Intercollegiate for the second straight year.  He is the first Clemson golfer to win the same tournament in consecutive years since Charles Warren won the ACC championship in 1997 and 1998.

Celebrating its 50th year, the Fred Haskins Award has been given to players who have captured 31 major championships and more than 400 professional tournaments around the world. 

Past recipients include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ben Crenshaw, and Justin Thomas.  Sahith Theegala (Pepperdine) won the 50th Haskins Award in 2020. The Fred Haskins Award is the oldest individual college golf award and the only award to be voted on by players, coaches, golf SID’s, and select golf media. Golf Channel and Golfweek are media partners for the Fred Haskins Award.  

Bridgeman and his Clemson teammates are currently ranked seventh in the nation by Golfstat, eighth by the Golf Coaches Association and 14th in the Sagarin computer rankings.  The Tigers return to action on Monday at the Valspar Invitational in Palm City, Florida.