Aiken, S.C—Bryson Nimmer and Jacob Bridgeman both had a pair of rounds in the 60s on Monday to lead Clemson to a third-place standing out of 18 teams at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational at the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, S.C. Clemson had a 561 score for the 36 holes played on Monday. South Carolina has the lead at 537, while Virginia is second at 554.
The tournament will conclude the tournament at the famed par 70 course that was opened in 1892 with 18 holes on Tuesday.
Nimmer had rounds of 67 and 68, while Bridgeman had a 69 and a 68 on the overcast day that featured off-and-on light rain throughout the day. Nimmer and Bridgeman were two of the six players who had two rounds in the 60s on Monday.
Clemson played both rounds without Head Coach Larry Penley who had a stomach virus. Associate Head Coach Jordan Byrd was with the team for both rounds.
Nimmer stands at five-under-par 135 after two rounds, in third place behind Will Miles of South Carolina (129) and Ryan Stahler of South Carolina (134). Nimmer had nine birdies and four bogeys among his 36 holes. They were his 11th and 12th rounds in the 60s this year.
Bridgeman stands in a tie for sixth place individually after two rounds with a 137 total. The freshman had seven birdies and an eagle. The eagle came on the par five 10th hole in the afternoon round when he hit his approach to within eight feet of the pin. He now has a team best three eagles this year.
William Nottingham had a pair of one-over-par 71s on Monday and stands at 142 through 36 holes, good enough for 21st place. The junior had four birdies and three bogeys in each round.
Turk Pettit struggled to a 77 in the morning round, but came back strong with an even par 70 in the afternoon round. Freshman Zack Gordon had rounds of 79 and 75.
All 18 teams conclude the tournament on Tuesday morning. Live scoring is available on Golfstat.com.