May 18, 2000
MOOSIC, Pa. – Clemson stood at even par after nine holes, but rain kept Clemson and much of the field from completing play in the first round of the NCAA East Regional on Thursday. The tournament is being held at the par 72 Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic, PA.
There were two rain delays on Friday, one for 45 minutes early in the day and one for nearly two hours late in the afternoon.
Twelve teams completed play with East Tennessee State holding the lead at 291, three over par. Clemson was at even par as a team through nine holes. All five Clemson players were on the front nine, their second nine of the day, when play was halted after 8:00 PM.
Two Tigers were at one-under-par and two at one over par. Jonathan Byrd, the only golfer in Clemson history to be selected first-team All-ACC four straight years, shot 35. Jani Saari, Clemson’s number-five player, also had a 35 on his first nine holes. John Engler and Lucas Glover each had 37s, while freshman D.J. Trahan had a 44.
Among the players who was finished on Thursday, Virginia’s James Driscoll was the individual leader with a 69.
The three-day, 54 hole tournament will continue on Friday and Saturday. The top 11 teams in the 27-team field will advance to the NCAA Championships at Grand National Golf Club at Auburn, AL.
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