May 1, 2001
Norman, OK – Clemson seniors Lucas Glover and John Engler have been named to the United States Palmer Cup team. It marks the third straight year Engler has been selected, the second consecutive selection for Glover.
The Palmer Cup competition will take place June 27-28 at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ. The course has been the site of seven United States Opens. The Palmer Cup features competition between the top college golfers from the United States against the top collegians from Great Britain and Ireland. The team selections were made by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Joining Glover and Engler on the team will be Nick Cassini and Erik Compton of Georgia, Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech, Chris Wisler of East Tennessee State and Scott Lander of UNLV. Five of the seven players named on Tuesday are from Clemson, Georgia and Georgia Tech, the top three college teams in the nation.
An eighth team member will be chosen after the NCAA Tournament, which will be played May 30 to June 2 at Duke University. Texas A&M Head Coach Bobb Ellis will serve as the head coach for the United States team.
Glover (Greenville, SC) and Engler (Augusta, GA) both helped the United States team to victory last year in the Palmer Cup. So far this year they have led the Tigers to a third-place team ranking in the MasterCard College Golf poll. Engler is ranked fourth nationally in the individual rankings, while Glover is fifth.
Engler has a 70.81 scoring average for his 32 rounds in 11 tournaments, while Glover has a 71.16 average. Glover was the winner of the Puerto Rico Classic with a 205 score in February, while Engler won the ACC Championship with a 203 score in April. Engler and Glover rank 1-2 in Clemson history in career stroke average.
This is the third straight year and the fourth year in the last five that Clemson has had a player selected to this prestigious eight-member team. Richard Coughlan (Ireland) and Charles Warren (United States) played against each other in the 1997 event. Jonathan Byrd, recent champion on the Buy.com Tour, played in 1999 and 2000.
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