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Lucas Glover Advances in US Amateur

Aug. 23, 2000

Springfield, N.J. – Clemson rising senior Lucas Glover advanced to the final 32 of the United States Amateur with a 6-and-5 victory over Parker Foster of Tulsa, OK. Glover now advances to play Georgia Tech rising sophomore Matt Weibring in the second round.

The US Amateur is being played at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey. The competition culminates with the 36-hole championship on Sunday. Glover, a native of Greenville, SC, is trying to be the first Clemson golfer since Chris Patton in 1989 to win this event.

Two players with ties to Clemson were defeated on Wednesday. D.J. Trahan, a rising sophomore at Clemson, was defeated by Nick Watney of Dixon, CA and Fresno State University, four-and-three. Trahan earlier this summer won the United States Public Links Championship and will play in the 2001 Master’s.

Recent Clemson graduate Jonathan Byrd was defeated by David Eger of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, three and two. It was the second straight year that Byrd had made the match play portion of the national competition, then lost in the first round. Byrd will turn professional soon.