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Former Clemson Golfer Lucas Glover to Compete in Masters

Former Clemson Golfer Lucas Glover to Compete in Masters

April 3, 2007

Clemson, SC – Former Clemson golfer Lucas Glover will compete in the 2007 Masters, which begins on Thursday in Augusta, GA. It will mark the sixth time in the last seven years that a golfer with Clemson ties will compete in the event. It will mark the second straight Masters for Glover, who shot a 151 for two rounds last year.

He is the first former Clemson golfer to play in consecutive Masters since Jonathan Byrd did in 2003 and 2004. Glover will be just the third former Tiger to play in two Masters, joining Byrd and Dillard Pruitt, who played in the 1992 and 1993 events.

Glover will be paired with Michael Campbell and Rory Sabbatini in the first two rounds. The threesome will tee off on number one on Thursday at 1:08 PM, then will start at 9:50 AM on Friday.

All tee times start from the first tee at the Masters unless poor weather conditions force a change in schedule.

Glover earned an invitation to the Masters by virtue of his top 40 finish on the PGA Tour money list in 2006, as he finished 21st overall for the year. So far this year he has played in nine events and made seven cuts, including a fourth place finish at the PODS Championship in Tampa in March. He won 233,200 in that tournament. For the year he is 40th on the PGA Tour money list with $546,545.

Glover was a three-time All-American at Clemson, including a first-team selection in 2000 and 2001. He won three tournaments during his career and was a three-time South Carolina Amateur champion. He helped Clemson to a number-two NCAA finish as a freshman and as a senior.

Overall, Glover is the ninth different golfer with ties to Clemson to play in the Masters. Four former Tigers have made the cut at the Masters. Jonathan Byrd had the top finish among former Tigers with an eighth-place finish in 2003.

Pruitt had a 68 in the second round in the 1992 Masters and a 69 in the final round that same year for the top two rounds for a former Tiger at the Masters. His 282 score is also the top tournament by a former Clemson golfer. Byrd finished eighth at the 2003 Masters, the only top 10 by a former Tiger in any Major.

Parker Moore, who was the US Amateur runner up in 1976, was the first golfer with Clemson ties to play in the Masters. He made the field in 1977 and shot a pair of 76s. Patton and D.J. Trahan are the only Tiger golfers to play in the Masters while they were still members of the Clemson golf team.

Golfers with Clemson Ties who have played in the Masters

Name Clem Yr. Masters Yr. Scores Finish
Parker Moore 1972-76 1977 76-76 152, missed cut
Chris Patton 1986-90 1990 71-73-74-78 296 (39)
Dillard Pruitt 1980-84 1992 75-68-70-69 282 (13)
    1993 76-75 151, missed cut
Danny Ellis 1989-93 1994 74-78 152, missed cut
Clarence Rose 1978-80 1997 73-75-79-74 301 (43)
D.J. Trahan 1999-pres. 2001 75-78 153, missed cut
Michael Hoey 1998-99 2002 75-73 148, missed cut
Jonathan Byrd 1997-00 2003 74-71-71-72 288 (8)
    2004 79-74 153, missed Cut
Lucas Glover 1998-01 2006 73-78 151, Missed Cut