Clemson, S.C.—Clemson heads back on the road this week (Sept. 30- Oct. 2) to Texas to compete in the Nike Intercollegiate at Colonial Country Club. It marks Clemson’s second plane trip in as many weeks as Larry Penley’s Tigers are coming off a sixth-place finish at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Clemson will be one of nine top 25 teams competing for the championship at the Nike Intercollegiate, perhaps the top fall tournament of the men’s college golf schedule.
Penley will keep a similar lineup this week, but will swap out sophomore Kyle Cottam with Colby Patton. This will be Patton’s first tournament of the 2018-19 season. The lineup includes one senior, one junior, two sophomores and one true freshman.
Bryson Nimmer leads the way for the Tigers with a 66.83 average through two tournaments. The senior opened up the season with his first career win as an individual at the Carpet Classic. He became just the fourth Clemson golfer to win consecutive medalist honors, the first since 2001-02, as he finished first at the Maui Jim Invitational last weekend. Nimmer has scored at par or better in all six rounds so far this year.
Junior William Nottingham has four rounds at par or better through two tournaments. The native of Kingsport, Tenn., has a 70.67 average through two events and is two-under par for the six rounds. He finished 22nd at the Carpet Classic and 24th at Maui Jim.
Freshman Jacob Bridgeman had a great start at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate last weekend, firing a 69 in the first round and a career low 67 in the second round.
Nike Golf Collegiate InviteCourse: Colonial Country Club (Fort Worth, Texas) Par: 70, Yardage: 7, 054Dates: Sunday, Sept. 30 – Tuesday, Oct. 2, 18 holes per dayLive Scoring: http://results.golfstat.com//public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=participants&tid=17177
Field: Arizona, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Stanford, Southern California, TCU, Texas, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Washington