Clemson, S.C. — Jacob Bridgeman shot an even par 70 on Tuesday and led Clemson to a fourth-place finish out of 18 teams at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate on Tuesday. Clemson finished with team score of 294 on Tuesday and an 855 total of the two day, 54 hole tournament that was played on the par 70 course that first opened in 1892.
South Carolina won the tournament with an 813 score, while Virginia and UAB tied for second at 848. Clemson was fourth at 855 and Memphis was fifth at 859. Course conditions were difficult on Tuesday as the average individual score was 75.2 and the average team score was 17-over-par 297.
Bridgeman was Clemson’s top player on Tuesday and top player for the tournament. His final round 70 gave the freshman a 54-hole score of 207, three-under par. It was the first time this year he was Clemson’s top player. Bridgeman’s fifth place finish was his fourth top 10 of the year, his best while competing for the Clemson team. He had two birdies and two bogeys in the final round and nine birdies for the tournament.
Bryson Nimmer also had a top 10 finish, as the senior shot a one-under par 209 for the 54 holes. He had rounds of 67-68-74. It was his sixth top 10 finish of the season in seven events. He had a Clemson team best 13 birdies for the tournament.
Zack Gordon was Clemson’s third best player on Tuesday with a three-over par 73. The freshman finished with a 17 over par 227.
Junior William Nottingham had consecutive rounds of 71 to open the tournament, but had a seven over par 77 in the final round to finish 36th with a 219 total. Sophomore Turk Pettit finished at 19 over par 229.
Clemson will have the next 18 days off before returning to action at the John Hoyt Collegiate in Jacksonville, Fla. on March 30.