Bridgeman’s rally falls short at CGA Junior

Jacob Bridgeman finished in second place at the CGA Boys Championship. (CGA Photo)

Jacob Bridgeman was the defending champion at the CGA Junior Boys championship.

Last year’s champion didn’t win, but he didn’t go down without a fight.

Bridgeman started the final round tied for seventh place.

He opened the tournament with a 3-under par 69, but struggled to a 1-over par 73 in the second round.

In the final round Bridgeman’s swing returned to form.”I honed it in off the tee, unlike my first two days,” said Bridgeman.”Then I made some putts,” he said.

While Michael Sanders moved into the lead, Bridgeman stayed within reach of the leader. Sanders finished with a 5-under par final round 67 and a 9-under par 207 total for the championship.

Bridgeman, a future Clemson golfer, carded 7 birdies in the first 15 holes to get to 8-under par and within one shot of the leader.

However, a pair of bogeys in the last three holes dropped Bridgeman back to 4-under par for the round and second place.

Michael Sanders of Davidson, NC wpn the CGA Junior Boys championship. Inman’s Jacob Bridgeman finished second after winning the title last year. (CGA Photo)

“It’s all I could ask for today. It would have been a stretch for me to get to 9-under,” said Bridgeman, “I’m happy for Michael,” he concluded.

Bridgeman adds the runner-up finish to his championship at The Blade Junior. The Inman golfer set a new scoring record in the tournament.

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