2017 Tournament Participant Profile

Bryson Nimmer Bluffton, S.C.


Hometown: Bluffton, S.C.
High School: Hilton Head Christian

Overview: Two-time first-team All-ACC selection…ranked fifth in Clemson history in career stroke average with a 71.97 figure (min of 50 rounds)…he only trails D.J. Trahan, Kyle Stanley, John Engler and Lucas Glover, all former Tigers who made it to the PGA Tour…Bryson has 26 under-par rounds in 60 total rounds in his two years…already has 14 rounds in the 60s and over 200 birdies…has finished in the top 10 in half of his 20 tournaments…second on the team in scoring average this year with a 70.94 stroke average, currently sixth best in school history…has shot even par or better 11 of his 20 tournaments in two years…improved his stroke average from 73.54 as a freshman to 70-94 as a sophomore…has a pair of top four finishes at the ACC Tournament, fourth as a freshman and tied for second as a sophomore…while he has 10 top 10s so far, seven are top fives…won ACC Rookie of the Year honors in 2015-16, he was just the third Clemson player to win the award, joining D.J. Trahan and Kyle Stanley…also named first-team All-ACC, just the fourth Clemson freshman so named…also first-team Academic All-ACC as a freshman…one of just two freshmen in the ACC to make first-team All-ACC on the course and in the classroom that year…named first-team All-Region by Golf Coaches Association as well in 2015-16…second generation Clemson golfer, his dad, Tony Nimmer, started for four years for the Tigers between 1980-83….Tony Nimmer was first Clemson golfer to record three top 10s in the ACC Tournament, he finished exactly sixth in 1981-82-83…. now his son has two top four finishes…Tony and Bryson are first father and son All-ACC duo in Clemson men’s golf history….Bryson reached second round of U.S. Amateur match play in 2016….his score has counted 50 of 57 times playing in the Clemson lineup.

Summer 2017: Had a pair of top 10 finishes during the summer. …after competing in the Sunnehanna (final round 69) and the Northeast Amateur (opening round 68), finished sixth at the Dogwood Amateur….shot 15-under-par 273 after rounds of 65-68-70-70…in next event finished second at Players Amateur in his hometown of Bluffton…shot 13-under-par 271….had four rounds in the 60s, he shot 69-69-65-68 in gaining his runner-up finish at the national event at course near his home…finished solid 27th at Southern Amateur against national field with 286 score, he shot third round 68 to highlight his week…finished the summer by playing in the Western Amateur.
In 2016-17: Second on the Tigers in scoring average at 70.94…also second on the team in top 10 finishes with seven and tied for first in rounds in the 60s with 11…had at least one round in the 60s in nine of the 12 tournaments, including each of the last five…enters the NCAA National Tournament on a hot streak, he tied for first at the end of regulation at the ACC Tournament (lost playoff involving four players), then finished sixth at the NCAA Regional…Clemson’s best player at both events…great starts had a lot to do with that as he shot 66 in opening round of each event…ranked #27 in the nation according to Golfstat entering the NCAA National Tournament, he is #40 by Golfweek…tied for seventh in the nation in total birdies with team best 149…ranked #19 in the nation in subpar strokes per round with 4.19…his 70.94 scoring average is 32nd in the nation, he is #23 in scoring average vs. par -0.56…ranked in top 65 in the nation in scoring average on par 3,4 and 5 holes…ranks #32 on par threes at 3.06, #53 in par five scoring at 4.64 and #6 on par fours at 4.05… had 71.58 stroke average in first round and 71.17 in final round…his score counted in 33 of 36 rounds…had best score of the day a team best 14 times and was team’s best player in six of the 12 tournaments…drove ball in fairway team best .750 and reached green in regulation team best 70 percent of the time…had double figures in birdies in nine of 12 tournaments…had his best performance of the fall at the Carpet Classic when he finished fifth with a nine-under-par score of 207….had improving rounds of 70-69-68 over the three days to lead the Tigers…… had career best 18 birdies in the Carpet Classic to tie for most among Clemson golfers this fall…followed that up with a 10th place at Jackrabbit with a one-under-par 215 to help the Tigers to the team victory…shot combined seven-over at Nike and at the Golf Club of Georgia before finishing strong with 210 at Ka’anpali to finish 19th…his performance at Ka’anapili included a career best 65 in the final round…that 65 helped Clemson to a 20-under-par 264 in the final round to help the Tigers to the team title…that 264 was the best team round in the nation during the fall season…started the spring with a second place finish at the Puerto Rico Classic, his 207 is his career best…after 30th place at Palmetto, finished fifth at Furman and eighth at Clemson Invitational…joined William Nottingham as only Tigers with top 10 finishes at ACC and NCAA Regional.

Summer 2016: Had outstanding and active summer….started by shooting 139 at US Open qualifier in Jacksonville on June 6, he finished eighth overall, but just one shot out of a playoff for the last spot…finished sixth at the Dogwood Invitational with a 275 score, 13 under par…finished sixth at the Players Amateur in Bluffton near his hometown, he shot a 280, eight-under-par…finished 18th at the Palmetto with a two-over-par score, the only event he was over par all summer…came back strong with a pair of 66s at his US Amateur qualifier, he won by five shots with 132 score…finished third at the South Carolina Amateur in August with a 287 score, one-under-par…teammate Carson Young won the event with 277 score…so, Bryson played in six events and had five top 10s….qualified for the US Amateur and reached second round of match play…shot 71-68 at US Amateur stroke play. ..shot 72 or better in 19 of 22 rounds, he shot in the 60s, eight times.

In 2015-16: Played just eight tournaments, but still earned ACC Freshman of the Year honors and first-team All-ACC…also Academic All-ACC… second at the individual tournament for the Puerto Rico Classic…that performance got him into the Bandon Dunes and he finished fourth, second best among the Clemson contingent…tied for honors among Clemson golfers with fourth-place finish at ACC Tournament… shot under par in all three rounds…shot 209 for that tournament, just two shots off Clemson freshman record for the ACC Tournament…had three rounds in the 60s, but all three came in the first round….finished 25th at Valspar, which tied for first among the Tigers, and was 12th at the Clemson Invitational…had five straight top 25 finishes between Feb. 21 and April 24…his score counted 17-21 rounds…. had best round of the day four times…ranked No 134 by Golfweek and No. 149 by Golfstat at the end of the season….Dean’s List student for spring semester with a 3.60 GPA.

Summer 2015: Had an active summer playing in six events…had four rounds in the 60s and two others at 70…had three top 25 finishes, including a top five…started summer with a 22nd place finish at the Palmetto Amateur…had 289 total for the four rounds, including a 67 in the third round….followed that two weeks later with summer best fifth-place finish at Rice Planters…had 14-under-par score of 274…had rounds of 70-65-71-68…his second round 65 was his best of the summer…finished 37th at the Players Amateur with a 292 score, then finished 18th at his US Amateur qualifier with a 145 score…finished 21st at Oglethorpe Invitational in Savannah with a 212 score…had rounds of 68-69-75…finished his summer with 306 score at South Carolina Amateur to finish 52nd.
In High School: Led Hilton Head Christian Academy to state 3A Championship by 30 shots in 2013..named to the all-state team…won the 2013 Jimmy Self Invitational and captured the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s Charleston Junior Open…in 2014 win the IJGA Junior Open with rounds of 67-69-67 and finished second at the AJGA ICOD Championship…was sixth at the SCGA Junior Championship as well…number-one prospect in South Carolina according to the SCJGA…ranked No. 46 nationally by Junior Golf Scoreboard and N. 33 in the class of 2015 by Golfweek….his father, Tony Nimmer, lettered on Clemson’s golf team from 1980-83 and played on Clemson’s first NCAA Tournament team in 1980…college teammate of current Clemson Head Coach Larry Penley in 1980 and 1981…starter on Clemson’s 1982 team that won school’s first ACC Tournamemt and first national top five team of 1983.

Personal: Born Bryson Worthy Nimmer on November 9, 1996…son of Tony and Patsy Nimmer.

Personality Profile
Favorite Professional Golfer: Jordan Spieth
Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf: Michael Jordan
Favorite Course I have played: Kiawah Island Ocean Course
Course I would like to play: Augusta National
All-time Low Round: 64 at Haig Point Golf Club
My Best Shot ever: Hole out at Sea Pines Junior Heritage to force a playoff
Need to Improve on: Putting
My Best Club: Driver
My dream foursome is myself and: Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, my dad
What is your favorite hobby: Boating at the beach
Person Who Has Had Most Influence on my Career: My parents