A pair of rounds in the 60s and making the cut made for a memorable first professional tournament for Bryson Nimmer.
The Bluffton native and Clemson star wrapped up his first PGA Tour event with a round of 3-under-par 69 on Sunday, matching his first-round score and finishing the tournament tied for 47th at 3-under par.
“I had a great time, and I was just really thankful to have the opportunity,” Nimmer said. “I thought I played well. Obviously, I have high standards and don’t think I played my best golf, but it was a learning experience.”
Although he still has a few months of collegiate golf left, Nimmer is preparing for the next step in his professional journey this week by competing in Mackenzie Tour Qualifying School at TPC San Antonio. Hilton Head Island native Will Miles is also among the 120-player field, taking a break from his schedule at South Carolina.
The medalist in the 72-hole event will earn fully-exempt status on the Mackenzie Tour — also known as PGA Tour Canada — for 2019 season, while the second through 14th finishers will be exempt through the first six events and finishers 15-40 will receive conditional status. Play begins Tuesday and continues through Friday.
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