Players Amateur: Nimmer, Humphrey share 54-hole lead
Bryson Nimmer is a member of Berkeley Hall GC
BLUFFTON, South Carolina (July 15, 2017) -- Connecticut's Theo Humphrey and local favorite Bryson Nimmer are tied for the 54-hole lead at the Players Amateur.
Nimmer, who will be a junior this fall at Clemson, posted 6-under and stands at 10-under 203. He took advantage of a two hour rain delay brought on by heavy rain and scored better when play resumed.
“The course was a little softer, said Nimmer. "It made it a little more scorable I think. Some of those pins coming in were a little tough if we played them before the weather delay but since we had the weather delay I think it was a little easier.”
Humphrey, who contended well into the final round of the Northeast Amateur this summer in Rhode Island, posted 4-under for the day and stands tied Nimmer at the top, three shots ahead of University of Virginia’s Danny Walker and College of Charleston Grad William Rainey.
The Vanderbilt senior struggled with his ball striking on Saturday, but made the best of the round.
“It wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t up to the standard it had been the first two days," said Humphrey. "I just made some key up and downs when I needed to keep momentum.”
The final round will begin Sunday at 7:30 off the 1st and 10th tees. Tournament officials made the decision because the weather forecast calls for afternoon storms.
ABOUT THE Players Amateur
While competing in the 1999 US Amateur
Championship at Pebble Beach, former US
Team members, Duke Delcher and Tom
discussed the formation of a premier 72-hole
play amateur golf tournament. The inaugural
Amateur was held the next summer. Former
Open Champion, Ben Curtis, was the winner of
2000 event. In 2004, the Heritage Classic
began running the event. The Heritage Classic
Foundation was formed in 1987 as a 501 (c) (3),
for-profit organization, it serves as the
and financial oversight group for the PGA Tour
Heritage Classic. The Foundation distributes all
charitable funds generated from the tournaments
charity. The winner of The Players Amateur gets
exemption into the PGA Tour RBC Heritage
well as the Master of the Amateurs tournament
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