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Clemson Golf Finishes NCAA Third Round In Second Place

May 29, 1998

Senior Charles Warren recorded birdies on the final three holes of his round to help the Clemson golf team post a 10-under-par score of 278 for the second straight day at the NCAA Golf Championships being held at the University of New Mexico Championship Course in Albuquerque, NM.

After firing a third round 67, Warren heads into the final day of competition tied for first with James McLean, a freshman from the University of Minnesota. McLean finished the day with a 65.

As a team Clemson is second behind UNLV. The Rebels lead the Tigers by 10 strokes and stand at 35-under-par after three days of competition. Clemson is at 25-under-par, while Oklahoma State is in third place at 22-under-par.

Warren, the 1997 NCAA Individual Champion, led a group of Clemson golfers that all finished the day with rounds under par. Among Warren’s final three birdies was one that came on a 240-yard par three into the wind. The Columbia, SC native sunk a 25-foot putt to record a birdie on the hole.

Senior Joey Maxon stands alone in 16th place after firing a round of 70 today. He is six-under-par (210) after three rounds.

Freshman John Engler is tied for 36th place with a three-day total of 214 (-2). The Augusta, GA native finished the day with a 71.

Jonathan Byrd, a sophomore, is one-under-par after recording a 70 today. His three-day figure is 215 and makes him tied for 43rd.

Clemson’s other freshman Lucas Glover finished today’s round with a 71. He is one-over-par for the tournament and stands tied for 55th place.

The tournament’s fourth and final round will be played on Saturday.