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Near miss for Nimmer at Colonial

Clemson’s Bryson Nimmer came within a shot of winning his third straight individual championship. The Clemson senior shot a final round 65 at Colonial to finish second. (Golfclub File Photo)

Bryson Nimmer won the individual titles in Clemson’s first two tournaments of the season. He came close to making it three in a row with a second place finish at the Nike Collegiate Invitational.

The college tournament played at the famous Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth included many of the top ranked teams and individuals in the country.

Nine of the top-25 teams in the college golf rankings teed off in the tournament.

Chandler Eaton of Duke who shot a three day total of 6-under par 204 was the tournament medalist.

Nimmer carded the best round of the tournament shooting a 5-under par 65 on the par 70 course.

Georgia’s Trent Phillips finished third at the Nike Collegiate Invitational. (Georgia Photo)

His final round moved the Clemson Senior to within a shot of Eaton for the title.

Duke won the team championship with a 2-under par total. The Tigers finished fourth at 7-over par for the event.

The Georgia Bulldogs finished in a tie for tenth place.

Freshman Trent Phillips held a share of the lead before finishing third.

The Boiling Springs grad shot rounds of 69-68-69 for a 206 total. Phillips was the only golfer in the field to post three rounds in the 60s.

Phillips finished third for the second time so far this year. The three-time SC Junior player of the year finshed at 15-under par at the Carmel Cup to being his Georgia golf career.


The Furman Paladins earned their second straight second place finish of the season. The Paladins were the runner-up at the Firestone Intercollegiate. (Furman Photo)

The Furman Paladins finished a shot behind Akron at the Firestone Invitational played at the legendary Firestone Country Club in Akron.

The Paladins shot an 858 total to earn their second straight second place finish. Last week Furman finished second at the River Run Collegiate.

Keller Harper, who won his first college tournament at the River Run event was near the lead in all three rounds and finished in a tie for fourth place. Harper shot rounds of 70-68-73 for a 211 total.

Furman freshman Owen Burden was the second Paladin to finish in the top-10. Burden shot a final round 3-under par 69 to tie for seventh place.


Wofford freshman Walker Jones finished in a tie for fifth at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate. (Golfclub File Photo)

The Wofford Terriers turned things around from their first tournament of the fall with a solid fourth place finish at the Humingbird Intercollegiate played at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley.

Georgia Southern ran away with the team championship shooting a 54 hole total of 822 to top Morehead State by 13 shots.

The Terriers started the final round in second place before dropping back into fourth place.

Terrier freshman Walker Jones was the highest finishing Wofford golfer. Jones finished in a tie for fifth place after shooting three rounds in the 60s for a 206 total.

Clemson golfer Kyle Cottam, playing as an individual finished at 8-under par in a tie for second place.

The tournament was won by Steven Fisk of Chattanooga posting a 10-under par total.


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