Bridgeman starts amateur playing in the US on Monday – Official Clemson Tigers Track Site


CLEMSON, SC (Aug 6, 2021) – Clemson senior All-American Jacob Bridgeman starts playing in the United States Amateur Golf Tournament on Monday at 8:50 am Bridgeman was one of the main reasons Clemson won the 2021 ACC Championship and finished 13th at the Championships. the NCAA in Scottsdale, Ariz. last season.

Bridgeman, one of 312 players on the field, will be paired with Bo Jin of Oklahoma State, the NCAA finalist to Turk Pettit of Clemson last May, and Ryggs Johnston of Arizona State, who finished third in the NCAAs. This year. The group will begin playing Monday morning at the Longue Vue Club in Verona, Pa., On the ninth hole. On Tuesday, they will be moving to the nearby Oakmont Country Club to start playing on the first hole at 2:05 pm.

The tournament format includes 36 holes of stroke play on August 9 and 10. The top 64 players after stroke play advance to the match play championship tournament, which concludes on Sunday, August 15. All of these games will be played at Oakmont.

Bridgeman was in America’s second all-star team last year when he averaged 70.11 strokes – the third-best in Clemson history. He was named the ACC Men’s Golf Fellow of the Year in 2021 and was a member of the All-ACC and All-District First Team in addition to being a member of the Academic All-ACC and the coaches Association Academic Scholars team. The Inman, SC native won two tournaments last year and finished six times in the top 10.

Earlier this summer, Bridgeman helped Team USA win the Palmer Cup with a 3-0-1 record. This will be Bridgeman’s third appearance in the United States Amateur. He is looking to reach the 64-player match-play championship for the first time.

Former Clemson golfers have won the Amateur America twice, including current PGA Tour player Doc Redman in 2017 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Chris Patton won the United States Amateur in 1989 at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA.

Oakmont Country Club is considered the host of this year’s Amateur United States. This is the sixth time he has hosted the event and the first time since 2003 when Australia’s Nick Flanagan was victorious. The history of the US Amateur at Oakmont includes the victory of Bobby Jones US Amateur in 1925.

Oakmont, which opened in 1904, has hosted the US Open nine times, including as recently as 2016, when Dustin Johnson won. He has also hosted the PGA Championship three times, the NCAA Men’s Championship three times and the US Women’s Open twice.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.