It was a big weekend for pro golfers from the Lowcountry, as Beaufort’s Mark Anderson posted his best result yet on the PGA Tour and Bluffton’s Bryson Nimmer tied for third place in the second event on the newly-minted Forme Tour.
Anderson blazed to a 15-under-par 273 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, posting a pair of rounds of 2-under-par 70 to make the cut and turning it on over the weekend to tie for eighth — his best finish in 98 career events on the top tour. He moved into contention with a 5-under 67 on Saturday and kept himself in the hunt with a 6-under 66 on Sunday, finishing just three shots back of champion Cam Davis, who defeated Troy Merritt and Joaquin Niemann in a playoff for the title.
After missing six straight cuts earlier in the season, Anderson appears to be rounding back into form with his fourth made cut in his last six events and his first top-10 finish on the PGA Tour since a tie for 10th at the 2017 Puerto Rico Open. The Beaufort Academy and University of South Carolina alum currently ranks 175th in the FedExCup standings.
Anderson is in the field for this week’s PGA Tour stop at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois, as he looks to build off his newfound momentum.
Nimmer made a splash in the second event on the new Forme Tour, carding four consecutive rounds in the 60s to tie for third at the Auburn University Club Invitational. After opening with a pair of rounds of 6-under 66, Nimmer posted a 67 and 69 on the weekend to lock down a solid result and finish three shots behind champion Philip Knowles.
The Bluffton native and former Hilton Head Christian Academy and Clemson standout also tied for 44th in the Forme Tour’s initial event, the L&J Golf Championship at Jennings Mill Country Club.