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Clemson and South Carolina open Region play

Bryson Nimmer has a share of the lead af. ter the first round of the NCAA Regional in Tennessee. (File Photo)

The Clemson Tigers and the South Carolina Gamecocks have begun Regional play in hopes of making the NCAA Men’s golf finals.

The Tigers Bryson Nimmer got off to the best start of any of the Clemson golfers. Nimmer, who came within a shot of winning the individual ACC title is tied for the individual lead at the NCAA Regional in Tennessee.

Nimmer shot an opening round 6-under par 66 to finish the first day tied with Vanderbilt golfer Patrick Martin.

Vanderbilt, playing close to home, has the first round lead after shooting a 9-under par round. The Clemson team stands at even par 288 and is currently 5th in the region.

Keenan Huskey is tied for fourth and the Gamecocks are fourth as a team in the West Lafayette Regional. (File Photo)

South Carolina, playing at West Lafayette, Indiana is fourth in their regional. The Gamecocks are being led by Keenan Huskey who shot a 3-under par 69 and is tied for fourth place.

UNLV leads the Regional  with Illinois and New Mexico ahead of South Carolina.

Complete scores for both teams is available at http://www.golfstat.com.

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