Photo by Patrick Donohue / Western Golf Association
Bluffton’s Bryson Nimmer shot 1-over-par 72 on Tuesday in the first round of the Western Amateur Championship at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Ill.
Nimmer is tied for 67th after 18 holes and will need to make up some ground during Wednesday’s second round to stick around. The field will be cut to the low 44 players and ties after 36 holes.
The day got off to a rough start for Nimmer, who started on the 10th hole and made bogeys on two of his first three holes before getting on track to get around the back nine in even par. With birdies at No. 1 and No. 3, Nimmer got to 2-under before a string of three straight bogeys derailed his round.
A group of five players are tied for the lead at 5-under with another eight a shot back. Reigning Players Amateur champion Phiip Knowles shot even-par 71 and is tied for 49th.