Bryson Nimmer’s whirlwind road trip has finally come to an end, and now he has future travel plans.
The Bluffton native and Clemson standout solidified the next step in his golf journey on Saturday, shooting 5-under-par 67 in the final round of Mackenzie Tour Qualifying School to finish in a tie for third and earn fully exempt status for the first six events on the tour’s 2019 schedule. Hilton Head Island native and South Carolina standout Will Miles finished at 2-over-par in a tie for 26th and will have conditional status.
Nimmer shot 8-under over four rounds at TPC San Antonio to secure his stats on the Mackenzie Tour, also known as PGA Tour Canada, capping a three-week run in which he earned co-medalist honors at the collegiate Puerto Rico Classic and made his first professional start and made the cut at the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open.
Englishman David Wicks shot 13-under to earn medalist honors and fully exempt status, and Nimmer was one of 13 golfers in the 120-player field to earn exemptions for the first six events beginning in May.
Miles and the rest of the players who finished 15th through 40th will have conditional status for those events. After the first six tournaments, the priority list is reshuffled based on the season money list.
This was the first of six Mackenzie Tour Q-School events.