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Mar 20, 2022

Bridgeman Tied for Lead after First Round of Linger Longer Invitational

CLEMSON, S.C. — Jacob Bridgeman chipped in for an eagle on the 18th hole to finish with a five-under-par score of 67 and is tied for the lead after the first round of the Linger Longer Invitational at the Great Waters Course at Reynolds Plantation in Eatonton, Ga.

Clemson is in eighth place at four-over par 292 (+4) after 18 holes. Vanderbilt has the team lead with a 279 score for the first round, while Georgia is second at 280, eight-under-par. Florida is third at 284 and North Carolina is fourth at 286.

Bridgeman is tied for first with Fred Biondi of Florida, Ben Van Wyk of Georgia and N.J. Botha of Toledo. He was not in the lineup for Clemson in the Tigers last tournament as he was winning the Canadian Tour qualifier in Alabama.

Bridgeman’s 67 included three birdies and an eagle, his first eagle of the year and the 10th of his career. He was one of just two players in the 90-player field to score an eagle on the 18th hole. He did not make a bogey on Sunday, the first bogey-free round by a Clemson golfer this year.

Colby Patton and Kyle Cottam were tied for second among Clemson players with scores of 74 and are in a tie for 37th place in the individual race. Patton had three birdies and five bogeys for his day, while Cottam finished strong, playing the last eight holes at two under-par after not recording a birdie on the first 11 holes.

Zack Gordon, who was co-medalist with Patton at the most recent tournament, the Wake Forest Invitational at Pinehurst #2, got off to a tough start with a 41 on the front side and finished with a 77. But he responded with an even-par 36 on the back nine.

Carter Pendley had a 78 in his opening round and was Clemson’s non-counter.

The 15-team tournament that features seven teams from the ACC and the SEC continues with the second round on Monday.  The final round will be Tuesday. Scoring and pairings are available on