Clemson, S.C.—Freshman Doc Redman tied the Clemson all-time record for low round with a first round, nine-under par 63 at the Jackrabbit in Valentine, Nebraska. Clemson was in second-place at 11-under-par, two shots behind host school South Dakota State when darkness fell at the par 72 Prairie Club Dunes Course on Monday night
Redman had a remarkable opening round, especially considering he was the only Clemson golfer to shoot par or better. The native of Raleigh, N.C. had six birdies, two eagles and a bogey in tying the Clemson record of 63 that was shot by Brad Clark at the 1985 ACC Tournament and by Cody Proveaux at the 2015 Palmetto. Redman’s nine-under par round tied Clark’s record for strokes under par in a round.
It took Redman just four rounds to tie the Clemson scoring record. If he gains victory Tuesday he would be the first Clemson golfer to win a tournament within his first two tournaments.
Redman has a five-shot lead with just over one round to play on Tuesday. If he gains victory on Tuesday it would be the earliest victory for a Clemson golfer.
Carson Young and Josh Fickes both had opening rounds of 73, William Nottingham had a 74 and Bryson Nimmer shot a 78. Clemson finished with a team score of 283, six shots behind South Dakota State. But the Tigers were seven under par in the second when play was halted and trailed South Dakota State by just two shots, who finished its second round at 13 under par as a team.
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