CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson senior Jacob Bridgeman fired a final round 67 on Friday and won the PGA Tour Canada Q School USA East 3 tournament in Dothan, Ala. With the victory Bridgeman has qualified to play on the MacKenzie Tour this summer.
Bridgeman finished with a 72-hole score of 269, 19-under-par, to defeat Bryce Hendrix by two shots. Bridgeman’s final round 67 included six birdies and just one bogey. His 67 on Friday was preceded by rounds of 67-70-65. His 65 on Thursday included a six-under-par 30 on the back nine.
The native of Inman, S.C. finished first among the 109 players who participated in the tournament. He was also first among 20 amateurs who were attempting to qualify for the tour that will begin play in June.
Bridgeman is the second ranked player in Clemson history in career stroke average with a 71.03 figure. He trails only current PGA player Doc Redman on the all-time Clemson list. So far this year he has a 72.07 stroke average for 15 rounds. He has a pair of top 10 finishes and eight under-par rounds.
Bridgeman was the ACC Student-Athlete of the Year in men’s golf last season, was a second team All-American, first-team All-District, and a first-team All-ACC selection.
Bridgeman is currently ranked 13th in the latest PGA University rankings. He and the 24th ranked Tigers will next be in action at the Linger Longer Invitational on March 20-22.