Clemson golf

Nimmer and Young finish on top of the Local iQ Series

Bryson Nimmer shot to the top of the newly minted special offshoot of the PGA Tour’s MacKenzie and LatinoAmerica Tours with wins in the first two tournaments.

The victories in the first two events gave the former Clemson golfer the series points lead which he never gave up.

Nimmer won the Series opener The Alpharetta Classic and then a week later went across town in Atlanta to win The Championship at Echelon.

His closest competitor for the Series title was a fellow Tiger golfer.

Carson Young won the Jacksonville Championship. He played in all six events this fall and made the cut in everyone.

When the PGA Tour and Korn-Ferry Tour returned to play in June many players who had status on the smaller PGA Tour sponsored Tours did not have any place to play.

The big Tour cobbled together a series of 6 tournaments in the Southeast for members of the MacKenzie and LatinoAmerica Tour.

In addition to each event’s prize money the golfers were competing for a spot on a 2021 PGA Tour or Korn-Ferry Tour event.

Nimmer won the series with 1,419 points. He collected $16,000 for each win plus earnings for the other 3 events he finished.

“It has been an awesome year, it has been really cool to experience this and have the opportunity to play,” said Nimmer. “Going forward it is just going to give me a lot of confidence,” he said.

Even bigger than the money was the invitation he received to play in the RBC Canadian Open next year.

“You have got to get to the next level and I think this gives me the confidence to keep going up there,” said Nimmer.

Young finished with 762.467 points to earn a spot in the Korn-Ferry Tour’s Puerto Rico Open.

Young actually won two events in Jacksonville during the past year. He also took home the top prize with a win on the same Hidden Hills course playing on the Unbridled Mini-Tour.

A third area golfer came within a shot of claiming the victory at the Local iQ Series championship being played at TPC Sugarloaf outside Atlanta.

Former Easley High School and Auburn golfer Trace Crowe held a 1-shot lead going into the final round of the championship.

David Pastore shot a final round 1-under par 71 to top Crowe by a shot for the championship.

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