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Jun 06, 2022

Eight Current and Former Tigers Compete in US Open Qualifying Monday

CLEMSON, S.C. — Seven former Clemson golfers and one current Tiger will compete in US Open Qualifying Tournaments around the country on Monday. Promoted by the United States Golf Association as the  “longest day in golf”,   competitors will play 36 holes on Monday.

Players who qualify will advance to the United States Open Championship at The Country Club of Brookline in Brookline, Mass. That 72-hole tournament will be held June 16-19.  The Country Club is one of the historic golf venues in the US. It will host the US Open for the fourth time. It was the site of the 1999 Ryder Cup that was on by the United States, 14.5-13.5.  The victory was clinched on a long putt by Justin Leonard.

The list of former Clemson golfers in the competition includes All-Americans Bryson Nimmer, Lucas Glover, Doc Redman, Ben Martin, Jonathan Byrd and Corbin Mills. Cody Proveaux is a seventh former golfer in the competition.

Andrew Swanson, a freshman on Clemson’s 2021-22 team, is also playing. Swanson played in two tournaments for Clemson last year and had a 71.50 stroke average. Swanson advanced through local qualifying last month he shot a 71 at DeBordieu Club in Bluffton, S.C. Bryson Nimmer also advanced from that site.

Proveaux qualified through local competition  in May when he shot a 69 to finish seventh in a field of 132 golfers at Whitewater Creek Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ga. Swanson will be in the sectional qualifying tournament in Jupiter, Fla. on Monday. Mills qualified through local qualifying by winning the tournament held in Omaha, Neb when he shot a 67. He won that tournament by three shots.

Four former Tigers will compete in the sectional tournament at Settindown Creek Golf Club in Roswell, Ga. That list includes Martin, Proveaux, Mills and Jonathan Byrd, the brother of Clemson head coach Jordan Byrd.

Doc Redman will play in the 36-hole qualifier in Springfield, Ohio, and Lucas Glover will be in the tournament Columbus, Ohio. Glover won the 2009 US Open, the only former Clemson golfer to win a professional major. He had a 10-year exemption for winning that tournament at Bethpage Black in New York. Glover is the last golfer to win the US Open after going through sectional qualifying.

Bryson Nimmer will travel the longest for his sectional qualifier as the former Clemson All-American will play at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif.

Fans may follow live scoring of the sectional tournament on the USGA Website.

Clemson Golfers in Sectional Qualifying for 2022 US Open
(All competing over 36 holes on Monday, June 6)

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