Bluffton’s Bryson Nimmer was ousted from the U.S. Amateur in Thursday’s second round of match play, unable to get anything going in suffering a 3&2 defeat to LSU sophomore Luis Gagne at Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Nimmer did not record a birdie as he made his way around the South course at Oakland Hills Country Club, trailing by as much as 5-down with six holes to play. The Clemson sophomore won a couple of holes to extend his stay, but Gagne closed out the match with pars at Nos. 15 and 16.
Gagne, a Costa Rica native who grew up in Florida, was a last-minute addition to the field after moving up from first alternate at his qualifying site. He qualified 10th in stroke play and has defeated each of his two match-play opponents in no fewer than 16 holes.