BLUFFTON, SC (July 8, 2016) -- Sunny skies and hot
temperatures prevailed throughout the first round of the
17th annual Players Amateur at Berkeley Hall Golf
Club’s South Course as Clemson golfer and ACC
Freshman of the Year, Bryson Nimmer shot a 5-under
67 to share the lead after the first round.
Berkeley Hall is the Bluffton native’s home course
and he enjoyed having friends and family close by,
“Obviously, there is a lot of expectation here. Just to be
able to play well, no matter where you are, is always
good. I just need to keep doing it this week and keep
making some putts.” Playing close to home also has
other advantages after the round, “I am going to lay by
the pool, go swimming a little bit and take a break,”
said Nimmer on his way to the practice range after his
Nimmer bogeyed just one hole during his opening
round while rolling in six birdies. Over the course of his
last eight holes, Nimmer caught fire birdieing four holes
during the stretch to close out his round.
Australian Anthony Quayle also finished his round
at 5-under to grab a share of the lead. The 21-year-old
finished second at last week’s Dogwood Invitational and
is hungry for a win during his eighth straight week of
“I wanted to make sure I enjoyed myself and burnt
up as little energy as I could and I think I did that to the
best of my ability today.” Quayle went on to say the
highlight of his round was his hole out for eagle on No.
9. “It sat on the lip there for a few seconds then
dropped as I was walking up to it, so that was a nice
little finish to the front nine.”
Throughout the remainder of his round the
Australian birdied five holes and bogeyed two.
Australian Cameron John, University of Georgia
incoming freshman Spencer Ralston and Alabama's
Davis Riley finished the day tied for third place. The trio
shot 4-under 68's and they are one shot off the pace.
USC commit Cheng Jin and Richmond's Matthew
Lowe currently share sixth at 3-under. Eight players are
one shot further back at 2-under.
Editors Note: Story courtesy Heritage Classic
Foundation Marketing Director Angela McSwain