June 23, 2006
Columbia, SC-Clemson assistant golf coach Jordan Byrd teamed with his father, Jim Byrd to win the 39th annual South Carolina Father-Son Championship at The Windermere Club in Blythewood, SC on Thursday. The duo combined to shoot a five-under par 67 in the modified alternate shot format. They had five birdies and no bogeys in defeating three teams by four shots. The Byrd team had nine-hole scores of 34-33.
Jordan Byrd just completed his first year as the assistant coach on Larry Penley’s staff. The former Southern Conference Champion as a junior (1997) at Furman, helped the Tigers to a seventh-place finish at the NCAA National Tournament in Oregon earlier this month.
Jim Byrd is a graduate of the University of North Carolina where he was a starter on the football team in the 1960s. The Byrd family has had strong ties to Clemson over the last 10 years, beginning with the enrollment of their youngest son Jonathan, who was an All-American at Clemson from 1997-00, and is now in his fifth year on the PGA Tour.
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