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Mar 31, 2019

Nimmer Tied for First Entering Final Day of John Hayt Collegiate

Clemson, S.C.—Clemson senior Bryson Nimmer had rounds of 67-71 on Sunday and stands in a tie for first place entering the final round of the John Hayt Collegiate at famed Sawgrass Country Club in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Tiger team is tied for fifth with rival NC State, but is just four shots out of the team lead in the 15-team tournament that features eight of the top 40 teams in the nation.  Louisville and North Carolina are tied for first at 576, while host school North Florida and Coastal Carolina are tied for third with 579.  Clemson and the Wolfpack each finish the first 36 holes with 580, for a fifth place tie. Tennessee stands at 581, meaning there are seven teams within five shots of the lead on the par 72 course.

Nimmer stands in a tie for first with Martinas Schmidt of Louisville.  Schmidt had rounds of 65-73, while Nimmer had rounds of 67-71.   Nimmer is attempting to set a Clemson record for wins in a season.  If he wins the tournament on Monday it would give him four medalist honors this year, breaking the record of three that he and D.J. Trahan co-hold.

Nimmer had 10 birdies and an eagle in the opening rounds.  He now has 13 rounds in the 60s and 16 rounds under par this year.

Sophomore Colby Patton was Clemson’s second best player with rounds of 72-73, good enough for a tie for 15th place.  Kyle Cottam, who like Patton is returning to the lineup for the first time since February, had rounds of 73-74 and stands in a tie for 31st.  Cottam had an eagle in the first round, helping the Clemson team to a 287 score, second best in the field.

Jacob Bridgeman had rounds of 74-76 and is tied for 43rd, while  William Nottingham had rounds of 78-77.

Results for the final round will be available on golfstat.