With the Mackenzie Tour canceling the remainder its season in May, Bryson Nimmer needed another place to play, but professional tournaments are scarce in the age of COVID-19.
Not only did Nimmer find an event this week – he also snagged his first professional victory at the GPro Tour’s Greenville Open.
The Bluffton native fired three rounds in the 60s at Brook Valley Country Club in Greenville, North Carolina, this week, closing with a 5-under-par 67 on Thursday to finish at 13-under and claim a three-shot victory over former East Carolina standout Zach Edmondson.
Nimmer opened with a 67 on Tuesday but still found himself three shots off the lead after Lukas Euler fired a scorching 64. Euler didn’t break par in either of the next two rounds, though, and Nimmer surged to the top of a crowded leaderboard with a second-round 69.
Drawing on his experience in big events as an All-American at Clemson, Nimmer played steady golf throughout Thursday’s final round, carding three birdies on the front and three more on the back to coast to the victory and a $10,000 payday. Nimmer finished the week with 18 birdies and only two bogeys.
The next event on the GPro Tour schedule is the Gaston Classic from Aug. 13-15 in Gastonia, North Carolina.