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Bluffton’s Bryson Nimmer off to strong start in PGA Tour debut

Bluffton native and Clemson senior Bryson Nimmer shot a 3 under in his PGA Tour debut at the Puerto Rico Open on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.
Bluffton native and Clemson senior Bryson Nimmer shot a 3 under in his PGA Tour debut at the Puerto Rico Open on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Clemson Sports Information

After competing with his Clemson teammates in Puerto Rico this week, Bryson Nimmer was invited to play in the PGA Tour event there.

It turned out to be a strong move for the Bluffton native and former Hilton Head Christian standout. Nimmer fired a 3-under 69 and is on the first page of the leaderboard at the Puerto Rico Open. He is tied for 12th after the first round.

Nimmer had four birdies and one bogey on his round.

“I was happy with how I played,” Nimmer said. “I approached it like a do a college golf tournament. I had four birdies, but I missed some other opportunities early in the round. I always seem to play well in Puerto Rico.” Nimmer’s four birdie putts were from a combined 41 feet.

Nimmer is playing the tournament on a sponsor exemption and it is first PGA Tour event. The senior at Clemson was co-medalist at the Puerto Rico Classic, which wrapped on Tuesday.

Earlier this year, Nimmer won the Carpet Classic in Dalton, Ga., and the Mau Jim Collegiate in Scottsdale, Arizona. His three victories are now tied with DJ Trahan for the most in an academic year in Clemson golf history.

Nimmer is 32nd in the World Golf Amateur Rankings.

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