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Glover Begins Play in Masters on Thursday

Glover Begins Play in Masters on Thursday

CLEMSON, SC – Former Clemson All-American Lucas Glover will begin play in his sixth Masters on Thursday at 12:35 PM off the first tee at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA.  Glover is the only former Tiger in the field.  He is in the fourth year of a five year exemption based on his 2009 US Open Championship.

Glover is paired with former Masters Champion Bernhard Langer and Henrik Stenson for the first two rounds.  The group will begin play at 12:35 PM on Thursday and at 9:17 AM on Friday.

So far this year Glover has won $303,182 and is 94th on the money list, 92nd on the FedEx Cup list.  He is 15th on tour in total driving and eighth in third-round scoring average at 68.8.  He has made the cut in five of his eight events so far, including a season best fourth place finish at the Honda Classic.

Glover has made the cut twice at the Masters in his career, 2007 when he was 20th and 2010 when he was 36th.

Glover’s appearance will be his sixth at the Masters and that will set a record for a former Clemson player.  Jonathan Byrd has also played in five, but did not qualify this year.  Like Glover, Byrd also has made the cut twice.  Byrd’s eighth-place finish in 2003 is still the best finish at the Masters by a former Clemson golfer.

Last year four players with ties to Clemson played in the Masters, (Glover, Kyle Stanley, Corbin Mills and Byrd) the most in one year in history and second most in the country among schools behind Oklahoma State.  This will be the eighth consecutive year a former or active Clemson golfer has played in the Masters.

Seven times a current or former Tiger has played as an amateur.  The first was Parker Moore in 1977, who finished runner-up as the US Amateur Champion in 1976.  The only Clemson amateur to make the cut was Chris Patton in 1990.  He finished 39th that year.  He was actually the first golfer with ties to Clemson to make the cut at the Masters.

Note:  Clemson Sports Information Director Tim Bourret will be on hand at the Masters to cover Glover starting on Thursday.

Golfers with Clemson Ties Who Have Played in the Masters
Name Clemson Years Masters Year Scores Score (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 19921993 75-68-70-6976-75 282 (13) $26,500151 (missed cut)
Danny Ellis 1989-93 #1994 74-78 152 (missed cut)
Clarence Rose 1978-80 1997 73-75-79-74 301 (43) $9,720
D.J. Trahan 2000-03 #200120082009 75-7876-7772-73-72-76 153 (missed cut)153 (missed cut) 293 (44) $25,500
Michael Hoey 1998-99 #2002 75-73 148 (missed cut)
Jonathan Byrd 1997-2000 20032004200820112012 74-71-71-7279-7475-7473-7872-71-72-75 288 (8) $162,000153 (missed cut)149 (missed cut)151 (missed cut)290 (27) $56,800
Lucas Glover 1998-2001 20062007201020112012 73-7874-71-79-7476-71-71-7475-7175-79 151 (missed cut)298 (20) $84,462 292 (44) $38,625146 (missed cut)154 (missed cut)
Ben Martin 2006-10 #2010 75-80 155 (missed cut)
Corbin Mills 2009-12 #2012 74-81 155 (missed cut)
Kyle Stanley 2006-09 2012 75-76 151 (missed cut)
# – played as an amateur