Feb. 26, 2001
Palmer, PR – Lucas Glover fired a four-under-par 68 to hold the individual lead and guide Clemson to the team lead after the first round of the Puerto Rico Classic at Rio Mar County Club in Palmer, Puerto Rico. It was the first spring action of the season for Larry Penley’s second-ranked Tigers.
Clemson holds a four-shot lead over top ranked Georgia after the first round of the 15-team tournament that features 10 top 25 (MasterCard) teams, including the top three teams in the nation. Colorado stands in third place at 294, while third-ranked Georgia Tech and Minnesota are tied for fourth at 296.
Glover had nine-hole scores of 34-34 and holds a one-shot lead over Jon Mills of Kent State. Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech, David Sanchez of NC State and Scott Harrington of Northwestern were the only other players under par. All shot 71s in the first round.
Clemson’s John Engler and Gregg Jones had a 73s in the opening round and they stand tied for 10th. Jones shot a 40 on the front, but finished with a 33 on the back. Senior Jani Saari is tied for 30th after an opening round 75. D.J. Trahan shot a 78 in the opening round and is tied for 49th.
Play continues on Monday with the final round slated for Tuesday.
1. Clemson 289, 2. Georgia 293, 3. Colorado 294, 4. Georgia Tech and Minnesota 296, 6. Duke 298, 7. Virginia, Texas A&M, Northwestern 299, 10. East Tennessee State and Oklahoma 301, 12. Wake Forest and North Carolina State 307, 14. Kent State 309, 15. Purdue 318
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