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Bryson Nimmer
Player Profile:
Bryson Nimmer 2333941
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 160
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bluffton, S.C.
High School: Hilton Head Christian
Major: Pre-Business
Experience: 1 Letter

Overview: Two-time first-team All-ACC selection…two-time All-ACC Academic team and two-time All-District by Coaches Association…honorable mention All-American by Coaches Association as a sophomore...ranked sixth in Clemson history in career stroke average with a 72.17 figure (min of 50 rounds)…he only trails D.J. Trahan, Kyle Stanley, John Engler, Lucas Glover, and Matt Hendrix all former Tigers who made it to the PGA Tour…ranked 56th by Golfweek/Sagarin in 2016-17....Bryson has 27 under-par rounds in 63 total rounds in his two years…already has 14 rounds in the 60s and 220 birdies…has finished in the top 10 in almost half of his 21 tournaments…third on the team in scoring average as a sophomore with a 71.33 stroke average, …has shot even par or better 11 of his 21 tournaments in two years…improved his stroke average from 73.54 as a freshman to 71.33 as a sophomore…has a pair of top four finishes at the ACC Tournament, fourth as a freshman and tied for second as a sophomore (co medalist for 54 holes, he then lost playoff)…while he has 10 top 10s so far, seven are top fives…won ACC Rookie of the Year honors in 2015-16, he was just the third Clemson player to win the award, joining D.J. Trahan and Kyle Stanley…also named first-team All-ACC, just the fourth Clemson freshman so named... one of just two freshmen in the ACC in 2015-16 to make first-team All-ACC on the course and in the classroom that year... second generation Clemson golfer, his dad, Tony Nimmer, started for four years for the Tigers between 1980-83....Tony Nimmer was first Clemson golfer to record three top 10s in the ACC Tournament, he finished exactly sixth in 1981-82-83.... now his son has two top four finishes…Tony and Bryson are first father and son All-ACC duo in Clemson men's golf history….Bryson reached second round of U.S. Amateur match play in 2016….his score has counted 52 of 60 times playing in the Clemson lineup.

Fall 2017: Ranked 16th by Golfweek and 19th by Golfstat after the fall season, best among current Tigers….had terrific 69.75 stroke average, 29th best in the nation and third best fall average in Clemson history…played 12 rounds in the fall and nine of them were scores under par, including six in the 60s…had three top 10 finishes in his four tournaments, only Tiger who could make that statement…was 21-under-par for the four events combined, he was under par in all four events…his seven-under-par 65 in the second round at the Carpet Classic was best by a Tiger in the fall season…had three rounds at 68 or better…finished career best tying second place at Carpet Classic near Atlanta in the first tournament of the year thanks to a nine-under-par score of 207 score…finished seventh at Trinity Forest with a 209 score, then had a third straight top 10 at the Nike Elite in Oregon…in each of his first three tournaments had two rounds in the 60s…shot 72 or better in 10 of his 11 rounds including each of his last seven…averaged 68.75 in the final round in the fall…had team best 4.51 stroke average on par five holes…his score counted in all 12 fall rounds…had best score of the day six times…had 49 birdies to tie for the best on the team, including season best 15 birdies at the Carpet Classic…had two eagles at Trinity Forest…had team best 83 percent in driving in the fairway and had 78 percent mark for GIR.

Summer 2017: Had a pair of top 10 finishes during the summer. …after competing in the Sunnehanna (final round 69) and the Northeast Amateur (opening round 68), finished sixth at the Dogwood Amateur….shot 15-under-par 273 after rounds of 65-68-70-70…in next event finished second at Players Amateur in his hometown of Bluffton…shot 13-under-par 271….had four rounds in the 60s, he shot 69-69-65-68 in gaining his runner-up finish at the national event …finished solid 27th at Southern Amateur against national field with 286 score, he shot third round 68 to highlight his week…finished the summer by playing in the Western Amateur.

In 2016-17: Third on team in scoring average at 71.33, he was just two total strokes short of Carson Young’s total for the season in the same number of rounds…also second on the team in top 10 finishes with seven and tied for first in rounds in the 60s with 11…had at least one round in the 60s in nine of the 13 tournaments, including each of the last five…entered the NCAA National Tournament on a hot streak, he tied for first at the end of regulation at the ACC Tournament (lost playoff involving four players), then finished sixth at the NCAA Regional…Clemson's best player at both events…great starts had a lot to do with that as he shot 66 in opening round of each event…finished season ranked No. 56 in Golfweek/Sagarin...tied for seventh in the nation in total birdies with team best 156…ranked #19 in the nation in subpar strokes per round with 4.19…ranked in top 75 in the nation in scoring average on par 3,4 and 5 holes…had 72.31 stroke average in first round and 71.54 in final round…his score counted in 35 of 39 rounds…had best score of the day a team best 14 times and was team's best player in six of the 13 tournaments…drove ball in fairway team best .750 and reached green in regulation team best 70 percent of the time…had double figures in birdies in nine of 13 tournaments…had his best performance of the fall at the Carpet Classic when he finished fifth with a nine-under-par score of 207….had improving rounds of 70-69-68 over the three days to lead the Tigers… had career best 18 birdies in the Carpet Classic to tie for most among Clemson golfers …followed that up with a 10th place at Jackrabbit with a one-under-par 215 to help the Tigers to the team victory…shot combined seven-over at Nike and at the Golf Club of Georgia before finishing strong with 210 at Ka'anpali to finish 19th…his performance at Ka'anapali included a career best 65 in the final round…that 65 helped Clemson to a 20-under-par 264 in the final round to help the Tigers to the team title…that 264 was the best team round in the nation during the fall season…started the spring with a second-place finish at the Puerto Rico Classic, his 207 is his career best tying performance with 2016 Carpet Classic…after 30th place at Palmetto, finished fifth at Furman and eighth at Clemson Invitational…joined William Nottingham as only Tigers with top 10 finishes at ACC and NCAA Regional.

Summer 2016:  Had outstanding and active summer....started by shooting 139 at US Open qualifier in Jacksonville on June 6, he finished eighth overall, but just one shot out of a playoff for the last spot...finished sixth at the Dogwood Invitational with a 275 score, 13-under-par...finished sixth at the Players Amateur in Bluffton near his hometown, he shot a 280, eight-under-par...finished 18th at the Palmetto with a two-over-par score, the only event he was over par all summer...came back strong with a pair of 66s at his US Amateur qualifier, he won by five shots with 132 score...finished third at the South Carolina Amateur in August with a 287 score, one-under-par...teammate Carson Young won the event with 277 score...so, Bryson played in six events and had five top 10s....qualified for the US Amateur and reached second round of match play…shot 71-68 at US Amateur stroke play. ..shot 72 or better in 19 of 22 rounds, he shot in the 60s, eight times.

In 2015-16:  Played just eight tournaments, but still earned ACC Freshman of the Year honors and first-team All-ACC…also Academic All-ACC... second at the individual tournament for the Puerto Rico Classic...that performance got him into the Bandon Dunes and he finished fourth, second best among the Clemson contingent...tied for honors among Clemson golfers with fourth-place finish at ACC Tournament... shot under par in all three rounds...shot 209 for that tournament, just two shots off Clemson freshman record for the ACC Tournament...had three rounds in the 60s, but all three came in the first round....finished 25th at Valspar, which tied for first among the Tigers, and was 12th at the Clemson Invitational...had five straight top 25 finishes between Feb. 21 and April 24...his score counted 17-21 rounds.... had best round of the day four times...ranked No 134 by Golfweek and No. 149 by Golfstat at the end of the season....Dean's List student for spring semester with a 3.60 GPA.

Summer 2015:  Had an active summer playing in six events…had four rounds in the 60s and two others at 70…had three top 25 finishes, including a top five…started summer with a 22nd place finish at the Palmetto Amateur…had 289 total for the four rounds, including a 67 in the third round….followed that two weeks later with summer best fifth-place finish at Rice Planters…had 14-under-par score of 274…had rounds of 70-65-71-68…his second round 65 was his best of the summer…finished 37th at the Players Amateur with a 292 score, then finished 18th at his US Amateur qualifier with a 145 score…finished 21st at Oglethorpe Invitational in Savannah with a 212 score…had rounds of 68-69-75…finished his summer with 306 score at South Carolina Amateur to finish 52nd.

In High School:  Led Hilton Head Christian Academy to state 3A Championship by 30 shots in 2013….named to the all-state team...won the 2013 Jimmy Self Invitational and captured the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour's Charleston Junior Open...in 2014 won the IJGA Junior Open with rounds of 67-69-67 and finished second at the AJGA ICOD Championship...was sixth at the SCGA Junior Championship as well...number-one prospect in South Carolina according to the SCJGA...ranked No. 46 nationally by Junior Golf Scoreboard and N. 33 in the class of 2015 by Golfweek....his father, Tony Nimmer, lettered on Clemson's golf team from 1980-83 and played on Clemson's first NCAA Tournament team in 1980...college teammate of current Clemson Head Coach Larry Penley in 1980 and 1981...starter on Clemson's 1982 team that won school's first ACC Tournament and first national top five team of 1983.

Personal:  Born Bryson Worthy Nimmer on  November 9, 1996...son of Tony and Patsy Nimmer.

Personality Profile

Favorite Professional Golfer: Jordan Spieth

Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf: Michael Jordan

Favorite Course I have played: Kiawah Island Ocean Course

Course I would like to play: Augusta National

All-time Low Round: 64 at Haig Point Golf Club

My Best Shot ever: Hole out at Sea Pines Junior Heritage to force a playoff

Need to Improve on: Putting

My Best Club:  Driver

My dream foursome is myself and: Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, my dad

What is your favorite hobby: Boating at the beach

Person Who Has Had Most Influence on my Career:  My parents

    Nimmer Tournament by Tournament, 2015-16

    Date           Tournament                                  1-2-3         Par       Tot        Fin

    9/25-26     Dick’s Sporting Goods     77-73-80        +17      230         55

    2/21-23     #Puerto Rico                        69-70-73            -1      212           2

    3/6-8          Bandon Dunes                     69-70-74             E      213           4

    3/21-22     Valspar Collegiate              72-71-77           +4      220         25

    4/1-3          Clemson Inv.                        71-74-74           +3      219         12

    4/22-24     ACC                                         67-71-71            -7      209           4

    5/16-18     NCAA Regional                    79-83-76        +22      238         49

    5/27-29     NCAA National                     70-71-83        +14      224      118

#Individiual Tournament

     Nimmer Tournament by Tournament 2016-17

    Date           Tournament                                  1-2-3         Par       Tot        Fin

    9/9-11        Carpet Classic                     70-69-68            -9      207           5

    9/26-27     Jackrabbit                             78-66-71            -1      215         10

    10/2-4        Nike Golf                                71-71-72           +4      214         21

    10/21-23   Golf Club of Georgia          74-73-72           +3      219         33

    11/4-6        Ka’anapali Classic             73-72-65            -3      210         19

    2/19-21     Puerto Rico                           69-67-71            -9      207           2

    3/6-7          Palmetto                                74-72-72           +8      218         30

    3/24-26     Furman                                   70-70-69            -7      209           5

    4/7-9          Clemson Inv.                        76-69-71             E      216           E

    4/14-15     Wolfpack Spring                 72-68-75           +2      215         29

    4/21-22     ACC                                         66-73-72            -5      211          !2

    5/15-17     NCAA Regional                    66-71-76            -3      213           6

    5/26-28     NCAA National                     81-71-76        +12      228      123

    !Tied for first after regulation, lost in playoff


                          Nimmer Career Statistics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Top         

    Year          Tr    Rds   Strks  60s    -75  -Par  Par      Avg 10  BR     BT

    2015-16    8       24    1764       3     17        8       2  73.50    3   67   209

    2016-17  13       39    2782    11     34     19       2  71.33    7   65   207

    Totals      21       63    4546    14     51     27       4  72.17 10   65   207





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