A day after shooting a 4-over-par 76, Bluffton's Bryson Nimmer carded a 1-under 71 on Tuesday to finish with a two-day total of 147, good enough to advance to the match play portion of the U.S Junior Amateur Championship at The Club at Carlton Woods' Nicklaus Course at The Woodlands, Texas.
The top 64 players advanced to the match play portion of the event. Zimbabwe's Sean Crocker shot 71-66--137 to earn medalist honors and the top seed.
Nimmer will face the 20th seed, Australian Zach Murray, at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday.
Nimmer, a Clemson commitment and a rising senior at Hilton Head Christian Academy, is the No. 2 junior in South Carolina as of the July 1 S.C. Junior Golf Association rankings. He qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur by shooting back-to-back even-par 71s in June qualifying at University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens
Entries were open to amateur golfers who will not have reached their 18th birthday on or before July 22, 2013, and who have a USGA handicap index not exceeding 6.4.
The U.S. Junior Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association.