Clemson golf

Bridgeman tied for the lead at the ACC Championship

Clemson coach Jordan Byrd and Jacob Bridgeman discuss strategy in this file photo. (Clemson Photo)

Jacob Bridgeman was having one of those days.

When Bridgeman has one of those days it seems like every putt is going in the hole and today in the second round at the ACC championship, almost everyone did.

The Clemson senior shot an opening round 3-under par69 to be in a tie for seventh place after the first 18 holes at the Shark’s Tooth Golf Course in Panama City Beach, Florida.

The ACC played its first and second round back to back and the second time around Bridgeman put 7-birdies on his card against only one bogey to go to 9-under par and share the individual lead with Peter Fountain from North Carolina.

Fountain matched Birdgeman’s 7-birdies in the second round, but had one more bogey.

While both leaders played well, they only have a 1-shot lead over UNC’s Ryan Gerard who led the first round after shooting a 5-under par 67.

The stroke play portion of the championship will be completed on Saturday.

The individual title is on the line and so is the seeding for the top-4 teams to begin the Match Play championship.

Clemson is 4-shots behind Notre Dame and Florida State for the final spot to advance to Match Play.

The Tigers finished the first two rounds at 7-under par, mostly on the strength of Bridgeman’s second round.

Colby Patton and Kian Rose each finished the first day at even par while Kyle Cottam was at 2-over par. Clemson’s fifth golfer, Zach Gordon, struggled to an 8-over par second round.

North Carolina leads by 10-shots over Georgia Tech after finishing the first two rounds at 29-under par.

Virginia is in third place at 11-under par just a little ahead of what could be a four team battle for the last two spots to advance to Match Play.

ACC Tournament scores

South Carolina misses Match Play at the SEC

South Carolina could not rally to move up into the Match Play draw at the SEC Championship at the Sea Island Club on St. Simon Island.

The Gamecocks shot their worst round of the championship finishing the final day at 7-over par 287 in 11th place.

Individually, Ryan Hall, who held the first round lead finished the SEC championship with a 1-over par 71,

Hall tied Georgia’s Trent Phillips, from Inman, along with four other golfers in 5th place. Both golfers finished the championship at 3 – under par for the tournament.

Florida’s John Dubois won the individual title by a shot over Vanderbilt’s Gordon Sargent finishing at 6-under par at 204.

Clmson's Jacob Bridgeman is toef for the lead going into the final round of the ACC Championship. At the SEC the Gamecocks missed match play.
John Dubois from Florida won the individual SEC Championship. It was the Gator golfers first college win. (SEC Photo)

Vanderbilt earned the top seed for the Match Play and will face Mississippi State in the first round.

Second seed Texas A&M takes on Tennessee with LSU matching up with Missouri and third seed Florida goes against sixth seed Georgia.

SEC Championship scores

Upstate’s Dupree finishes third at the Big South championship

Upstate’s Max Dupree finished one shot out of a playoff for the individual championship at the Big South Championship. USC Upstate File Photo)

USC Upstate’s Max Dupre came within a shot of tying the tournament leaders and joining a playoff for the individual title at the Big South Championship being played at The Patriot near Ninety Six.

Zack Byers from Gardner-Webb and Henrick Lilja from Campbell finished in a tie for the lead at 9-under par. Byers won a sudden-death playoff on the third hole to claim the conference championship.

The Spartans missed making the four team Match Play finals when Upstate finished the stroke play competition in sixth place.

Charleston Southern finished on top of stroke play at 8-under par with Gardner-Webb second and Campbell in third place.

Winthrop won a playoff with Radford for the last spot in the Match Play bracket.

Big South Championship scores

ETSU leads SoCon Championship

East Tennessee State shot an opening round 12-under par to hold a five shot lead over UNC Greensboro after the first round of the SoCon Championship at Greensboro, Georgia.

Furman is at 1-under par in 4th place with the Wofford Terriers in seventh place at 7-over par.

Ben Carberry from ETSU has the individual lead at 5-under par for a 1-shot lead over two golfers.

The best Furman golfer after day one is Walker Crosby at 1-under par, tied for 11th.

Wofford’s top golfer was Cedric Otten, who posted an even par 72 to be tied for 18th.

SoCon Tournament scores

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