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Golfweek ranks Bridgeman #1

Clemson’s Jacob Bridgeman won the opening tournament of the spring season and is ranked #1 in the Golfweek College Individual Rankings published on February 5th (GolfClub File Photo)

The latest Golfweek Collegiate Individual Rankings has Clemson’s Jacob Bridgeman ranked number one. The poll was published on February 5th.

Bridgeman led from start to finish to claim the victory at the recent Camp Creek Seminole Invitational in Florida.

Bridgeman finished at 15 under par to earn a 5-shot victory over Peter Fountain from North Carolina.

The Tiger junior golfer from Inman helped the team to a third place finish in their opening tournament of the year.

The Tigers are ranked 8th in the team rankings in the same poll. Oklahoma, Vanderbilt and San Diego State hold the top-3 spots.

Georgia is ranked 5th and South Carolina is 21st in the ranking.

South Carolina’s Ryan Hall is ranked 21st among individuals with Coastal Carolina’s States Ford ranked 40th and Georgia’s Trent Phillips ranked 49th.

Baylor leads the Women’s Rankings with South Carolina close behind in second place.

South Carolina’s Ryan Hall is ranked 29th among individuals in the Golfweek ranking. (USC Photo)

The College of Charleston women’s team made it into the top-50 rankings at the 49th place.

Georgia golfer Trent Phillips from Boiling Springs is ranked 10th among the top-100 amateurs rated by Golfweek. (GolfClub file photo)

Golfweek also ranks all amateurs and in that poll released on February 4th Phillips is ranked 10th. The top spot among the men is held by Oklahoma’s Quade Cummins.

Cummins teammate Garrett Reband, originally from Forth Worth, TX , now living in York, SC is ranked 15th.

Clemson’s Turk Pettit is 38th and Bridgeman is 66th among the top 100 players ranked by Golfweek.

Without a fall season for many college teams, the spring schedule will be packed with events.

Clemson’s women’s team begins play in the LTWF Heroes Intercollegiate in Sarasota, Florida on February 9th.

The Clemson men already started their spring season in Florida and will play in the College of Charleston Classic at Kiawah Island starting on February 14th.

South Carolina and Georgia will being the spring portion of their schedule on February 12th when they tee off in The Gator in Gainesville, Florida.

The Lady Paladins will play in the Palmetto Spring Invitational at Kiawah Island’s Turtle Point course. starting on February 21st.

The Furman men will start their spring season a day later when they are in the field for the Pinnacle Bank Intercollegiate at the Arthur Hills course on Hilton Head Island.

College golf fans should consider adding the GolfStat App and the Birdie Fire App to their devices as almost all college tournaments now include some form of live scoring or at the least a complete round up at the end of the day.

The Apps are available from the App Store and Google Play.

Furman’s Anna Morgan won the CGA Young Amateur championship in January and was named the WSCGA Player of the Year. (CGA Media Photo)

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