Clemson, S.C—Clemson senior Bryson Nimmer shot 11-under-par 131 for 36 holes on Monday and is tied for the lead entering the final round of the Sun Bowl Marathon All-American Golf Classic at El Paso Country Club in El Paso, Texas. The event features 29 of the top college golfers in the nation.
Nimmer is tied with Louisville’s Matthiro Schmid at 11-under par, while Spencer Ralston of the University of Georgia is third at 10 under par. Nimmer made 12 birdies on the day, second in the field behind Ralson’s 15. He played the par three holes in three under par, best in the field, and the par fours in six-under-par, second best in the field.
Clemson’s native of Bluffton, S.C. had a one-shot lead after the first round after firing a career best tying 63, eight-under-par on the 6,889 yard course. Nimmer had eight birdies and 10 pars in taking a one-shot lead in the morning.
Nimmer continued his fine play in the afternoon and was four-under par on his second round after 15 holes. Playing the back nine first, he made his first bogey of the day on his 34th hole, the par four seventh. He then finished with consecutive pars to shoot 68 in the second round, giving him a 36-hole total of 131.
Clemson sophomore Turk Pettit is also in the field. The Tigers second best player so far this year with a 69.83 stroke average, slumped to a three-over-par 74 in the opening round, but came back strong in the afternoon with a three-under par 68 that includes six birdies. He stands in a tie for 19th place at even par with Duke’s Alex Smalley, the fifth ranked player in the nation, who is the top ranked player in this field.
The tournament concludes on Tuesday with the final 18 holes. Live scoring is available on golfstat.com.