Aug. 20, 2001
Clemson, SC – Former Clemson All-American Lucas Glover holds the first round lead of the stroke play portion of the United States Amateur in Atlanta, GA. The 312-player field is playing 36 holes of stroke play over two courses on Monday and Tuesday. The top 64 players after the stroke play will advance to match play, which begins on Wednesday.
Glover fired an eight-under-par 64 on the par 72 Druid Hill Course on Monday. He will play the East Lake Golf Club Course on Tuesday in the final round of stroke play. Glover’s round on Monday included six birdies on par four holes, one birdie on a par five and one birdie on a par three. He did not have a bogey. Glover has a one-stroke lead over Robert Godfrey, a native of Clemson who is not affiliated with the Clemson golf program.
Six players with ties to Clemson all shot even par or better and rank 51st or better. If they hold those positions on Tuesday all six will qualify for the match play portion.
Current Clemson junior D.J.Trahan, a Walker Cup teammate of Glovers,fired a one-under-par 69 on the East Lake Course on Monday and stands in a tie for 31st. He had a 33 on the front side, including three birdies in the last four holes. Trahan won the United States Public Links Championship in July of 2000.
Former Clemson golfer Michael Hoey, the reigning British Amateur Champion and a member of the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team, fired a one-under-par 71 on Monday and stands tied for 31st. Among the players he is tied with is Martin Catalioto, who will be a first-year freshman on the Clemson golf team this fall. Catalioto had nine hole scores of 33-38, including a birdie on the 18th hole.
Former Clemson All-American John Engler had an even par 70 on the East Lake Club after nine-hole scores of 33-37. Matt Hendrix, a sophomore on this year’s Clemson team, also had an even par round and is tied with Engler for 51st.
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