May 6, 1998
CLEMSON, SC – Clemson is ranked as the number-one seed from District 3 North for the 1998 NCAA East Regional Golf Tournament. The event will be held May 14-16 at the Melrose Course at Daufuskie Island, SC.
This will be the 17th straight NCAA Tournament for Clemson, a streak only Oklahoma State and Texas can also claim. The Tigers have been selected for the NCAAs in all 15 of Larry Penley’s years as head coach. Each of the previous 14 years Clemson had advanced to the national tournament.
Clemson must finish among the top 11 of the 23-team field that will compete at the East Regional. There are eight teams from District 3 North, eight from District 3 South, four from District 2 and three from District 3.
Clemson has won the East Regional three times, 1993, 1994 and 1995. Last year the Tigers finished second to Auburn. This will be the 10th year of the NCAA regional format. Previously, teams received bids directly to the national tournament. In the previous nine years of the East regional, Clemson has finished in the top four seven times.
Last year, Charles Warren finished third in the field of 120 golfers. He shot a three over par 213 at the Cascades Course at the Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. Joey Maxon finished eighth with a 217 score. For Maxon and Warren it will be their fourth straight year in the NCAA regionals. Both received their degrees from Clemson University on Wednesday.
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