Byrd Tied for Third at US Open

June 13, 2003

Clemson, SC – Notes on Jonathan Byrd at the US Open

Byrd fired a second round 66 on Friday and is tied for third after two rounds with Stephen Learney at 135, five-under par…Byrd trails leaders Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh by just two shots…Furyk and Singh both tied the all-time US Open record for gross score after two rounds with a 133, so Byrd was just two shots off that record…Byrd is one of six players to shoot in the 60s in each of the first two rounds of the US Open this year, the others are Furyk, Leaney, Fredrik Jacobson, Robert Damron and Tom Byrum…Byrd is now five under par for his six rounds in major events this year…earlier in April he was even par or four rounds at the Masters where he finished eighth with a 288 score…Byrd is just the third different former Clemson golfer to make the cut at the US Open…the others are Dillard Pruitt (1989 and 1992) and Charles Warren (2000)…Warren has the all-time best finish at the US Open for a former Clemson golfer, he finished 37th at the 2000 US Open at Pebble Beach…Warren shot a 67 on Friday at the Nationwide Tour event in Pennsylvania and is in fifth place after two rounds with a134 figure…Pruitt, by the way, has regained his amateur status and won two rounds of the South Carolina Match Play Championship on Friday, and is now in the Final Eight of that event…Byrd’s 66 was the lowest score ever by a Clemson golfer at the US Open, the previous best was 68 by Pruitt in the first round in 1989…Byrd’s ranking is the best a Clemson golfer has ever had after two rounds of the event, he is currently tied for third…