April 21, 1999
CLEMSON, SC–Clemson sophomore Lucas Glover has been selected as one of eight members of the United States collegiate men’s golf team that will compete against a team of Japanese college stars this summer in Tokyo, Japan. Clemson coach Larry Penley will be the head coach of the team for the competition that will take place June 25 to July 2.
Glover is the third Clemson golfer to be selected to play in international competition this summer. Teammates Jonathan Byrd and John Engler were named to the United States team that will play against the Great Britain and Ireland Collegiates in the Palmer Cup this summer.
Glover, a native of Greenville and Wade Hampton High School, is ranked 19th in the nation according to the latest MasterCard Collegiate Golf rankings. His 72.61 stroke average is third best on Clemson’s third ranked team so far this year. He has had four top 10 finishes this season, including medalist honors at the Mauna Kea Invitational in Hawaii last November.
Penley will serve as coach of the United States team that will be comprised of David Christensen of East Tennessee State, Carlton Forrester of Georgia Tech, Hunter Haas of Oklahoma, Eric Ecker of South Carolina, Kyle Thompson of South Carolina, and Glover. Later this spring, the Division II NCAA medalist and the Division III NCAA medalist will be added to the team.
Glover is the first Tiger to compete in this event since 1997 when Charles Warren sank a birdie putt on the last hole of the last match to give the United States the team victory.
Clemson Ranked Third in MasterCard Collegiate Rankings
PRINCETON, NJ–Clemson is ranked third in the nation according to the latest MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings. The list is administered by the College Golf Foundation in Princeton, NJ.
Georgia is rated number-one, followed by defending NCAA champion UNLV. The Tigers are third followed by ACC foe Georgia Tech. Houston is ranked fifth and Oklahoma State is sixth. Arizona State, Texas, Florida and Minnesota complete the top 10.
Individually, Jonathan Byrd, Clemson’s stroke average leader for the season with a 71.70 figure, is ranked third in the nation behind Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech and David Gossett of Texas. Clemson’s John Engler, just .06 behind Byrd in terms of stroke average, is fourth in the nation. Lucas Glover of Greenville is ranked 19th, while Clemson’s number-four player, Michael Hoey, is rated 36th.
Clemson will next be in action May 20-22 at the NCAA East Regional in Providence, Rhode Island.
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