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Bryson Nimmer, Todd White share 3rd as S.C. Amateur concludes

Bluffton’s Bryson Nimmer fired a 2-under-par 70 on Sunday to join former Hilton Head Island teacher Todd White in a tie for third on the final day of the South Carolina Amateur Championship in Georgetown.

Nimmer, entering his sophomore year at Clemson, matched the day’s second-best round to finish four days at DeBordieu Club at 1-under 287. That left him 10 shots behind fellow Tiger Carson Young, who captured the title for the second time.

White, now living in Spartanburg, carded a Sunday 73 as only four players finished the week below par.

Also a winner of the 2013 edition, Young held off Andrew Novak’s challenge to eventually pull away for a three-stroke win after a closing 70. Novak, entering his final year at Wofford, finished with a 71.

Sunday’s triumph was Young’s first tournament win since that 2013 title.

“To win this tournament twice I know it’s something special,” the Clemson senior told a tournament liaison. “If you ask me today, (this win is) probably the best just because I haven’t won in so long.”

Young is just the seventh multiple winner of the South Carolina Amateur, a list that includes Clemson alumni Lucas Glover and D.J. Trahan and former Tigers coach Larry Penley.

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