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Jan 18, 2021

Bridgeman Sets Another Clemson Record

Clemson, SC – Jacob Bridgeman had another record-breaking day for the Clemson golf team, but the Tigers dropped from first place to a tie for second as a team at the Camp Creek Seminole Invitational at Camp Creek Golf Club in Watersound, Fla. Clemson is in a tie for second place, at 12-under –par 564 after 36 holes, tied with host school Florida State. Wake Forest has a two-shot lead over the Tigers and Seminoles with a 562 total.

Duke is fourth at 569 strokes, while North Carolina is fifth in the 10-team All-ACC field with a 576 score.

Bridgeman shot a second-round 66 after his opening 64 that was the lowest first round of a season in school history. His 14-under-par score of 130 is the best score vs. par in Clemson history for the first two rounds of any tournament. The previous record was -11 held by teammate Turk Pettit at the Maui Jim Invitational last year, and by Doc Redman, who was -11 through two rounds at The Jackrabbit in  2016-17.

Bridgeman’s 130 total was one off of Pettit’s total score mark for 36 holes set at the par 70 Maui Jim when he had scores of 66-63 on the way to a 129 total.

Bridgeman has tournament-best 12 birdies, an eagle, and no bogeys through 36 holes on the par 72 hole Camp Creek layout that is  7,159 yards in length. Starting on the back nine, Bridgeman made birdie on three of his first four holes and shot a four-under-par 32 on the back nine.  He added a two-under 34 on the front to finish with a six-shot lead over North Carolina freshman Peter Fountain.

Dating to last year when he won the Palmetto Invitational in Aiken, SC in the final tournament of the pandemic shortened season, Bridgeman is 26 under par for his last five rounds with all of the scores 67 or better.   

No other Clemson player broke par on Monday. Pettit shot a one-over-par 73 on Monday and stands in 28th place at 147 after two rounds. He had two birdies and three bogeys 

Colby Patton is Clemson’s second-best player for the tournament with a 143 total after rounds of 69 and 74. He stands in 13th place in the individual race.  A double bogey on the par-five 12th hole ruined Patton’s round, but he played even-par golf for his last 15 holes.

William Nottingham had a second-round 75 after scoring a 74 in the first round. He stands in 39th place at five-over-par 149 for 36 holes. Senior Kyle Cottam had a 78 on Monday after a solid 69 in the first round. He is in 28th place at three-over par 147.

Zack Gordon is playing as an individual this week and had a solid one-under-par 71 on Monday. He is in a tie for 17th place with an even-par 144.

The 54-hole event concludes on Tuesday.  The Tigers tee off at 8:10 a.m. on the first tee.