April 10, 1999
CARY, N.C. — John Engler led a balanced Clemson performance as the Tigers finished in a tie for fourth at the BELLSOUTH Yellow Pages Intercollegiate at MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary, NC. UNLV won the event at 869, eight shots better than the Tigers, who tied for fourth with East Tennessee State.
New Mexico was second at 873, while Minnesota was third at 974. Clemson, ranked second in the nation entering this week, was the top ACC school with the 877 score, while Duke and North Carolina tied for sixth in the 12-team field at 883. Kansas and NC State were tied for eighth at 890. Wake Forest and Tulsa were tied for 10th at 894 and Texas A&M was 12th at 922.
Engler finished in a tie for third in the medalist race. The Tiger sophomore had rounds of 71-71-73 to finish at one-under par 215. Engler was the top competitor in the tournament in the par threes as he was -2 for the 54-holes. He also tied for third in pars with 37.
Michael Hoey and Jonathan Byrd also had top 20 finishes for the Tigers at the BELLSOUTH. Hoey tied for 16th and shot a 220 for the event on scores of 73-74-73. The Clemson freshman from Ireland had 37 pars, tied with Engler for third in the tournament. Byrd tied for 19th at the tournament with a 221 score. Byrd was also consistent in terms of scoring pars, he was sixth in the tournament with 36 pars.
Lucas Glover finished 31st with a 223 score after a 75 on Saturday, while Elliot Gealy was tied for 43rd at 227. Gealy scored a 73 on Saturday and had a 227 score for the event.
Clemson will be in action next weekend at the ACC tournament. It will be the fourth straight weekend of action for the Tigers. Clemson is the two-time defending champion of the event that will be held at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point, NC.
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