June 3, 1999
Chaska,MN–The Clemson golf team trails Oklahoma State by four strokes after the first round of play in the NCAA Golf Championships at Hazeltine National Golf Club on Wednesday.
Clemson finished the first round in a tie for third place with a team score of 293 (five-over-par). Oklahoma State fired a score of 289 to hold first place, while Georgia’s round of 292 was good enough for second place. Clemson is tied with Brigham Young headed into Thursday’s second round.
Sophomore Lucas Glover (Greenville, SC) paced the Tigers with an even par 72. Glover finished with a 34 on the front nine and a 38 on the back nine. Glover heads into Thursday’s action in a tie for 13th place.
Teammates Jonathan Byrd (Columbia, SC) and John Engler (Augusta, GA) were not far behind Glover. Both players posted scores of 73 and are tied for 22nd place. Bryd shot a 36 on the front and a 37 on the back. Engler struggled on the front nine as he shot a 40, but rallied on the back nine to fire a 33. The sophomore’s 33 was the lowest score posted on the back nine in the first round.
Sophomore Jani Saari (Greenville, SC) rounded out the Clemson scoring on the first day with a 75. Saari is in a tie for 48th place. Freshman Michael Hoey did fare as well as his teammates as he shot an 81.
Play in the NCAA Championships continues on Thursday and will conclude on Saturday.
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