Really good professional golfers know how to scrap it around when they don’t have their “A” game and come away with an acceptable finish.
Jacob Bridgeman, from Inman, didn’t have his best game, but he hung in the third round of the Rex Hospital Open to card an even par 71.
One birdie and one bogey in an uneventful round, but on the Korn-Ferry Tour if you are not making birdies, chances are you are losing ground.
Bridgeman stands at 9- under par going into the final round after dropping eleven places on the leader board.
Davis Thompson continues to hold the lead after shooting a 3-under par 68 to stand at 15-under par with a 2-shot lead over three golfers.
Bridgeman is an eight-way tie for 18th place going into the final round on Sunday.
The 2022 ACC Champion from Clemson will begin his final round at 10:50 am playing in a two-some with Kevin Roy.
In some ways anything Bridgeman does in this event is a bonus. The exemption he won by finishing second on the PGA Tour University ranking does not start to create a place for him on the Korn-Ferry Tour until next week at the BMW.
He is playing this week after finishing on top of a Monday qualifier for the Raleigh event, getting an early start to his professional career.
Two other golfers with ties to the state also lost a little ground in the third round.
Gamecock grad Ryan Hall, who was 11th on the PGA Tour University standings, also Monday qualified for the Raleigh tournament and is now tied for 63rd after a 2-over par 73 third round.
Former Winthrop golfer Taylor Dickson also shot a 2-over 73 and dropped into a tie for 32nd place.
Korn-Ferry Tour Scores from the Rex Hospital Open https://www.pgatour.com/korn-ferry-tour/leaderboard.html
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