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Men’s Golf In Tie For Lead At Jerry Pate Intercollegiate

Oct. 18, 1999

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Greenville native Lucas Glover fired rounds of 70 and 66 to bring Clemson into a tie for the team lead after two rounds of the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate at the Old Overton Golf Club in Birmingham. The Tigers are tied for the lead with defending national champion and rival Georgia. Both teams had team scores of 557 after 36 holes.

All 12 teams completed 36 holes of golf on Monday. The event will conclude on Tuesday. Clemson, the two-time defending champion of the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate, and Georgia have just a one stroke lead over UNLV, the 1998 NCAA Champion. Houston is fourth at 560 and Arizona State is fifth at 562. UAB is sixth at 568, while Arizona is seventh at 573 and Oklahoma State is eighth at 576.

Glover was six under par for the 36 holes and is tied for fourth with Michael Kirk of UNLV and Jeff Quinney of Arizona State. Charles Howell of Oklahoma State and Adam Scott of UNLV hold the individual lead at 134, eight-under-par.

Glover, who attended Wade Hampton High School, has been Clemson’s top golfer this fall and his rounds on Monday gave him eight rounds of par or better in his 11 rounds so far this year. The 66 was his low round of the year.

Senior Jonathan Byrd was a consistent 69-69 for his two rounds. They were his first two rounds in the 60s this year. He stands four-under-par for the tournament and is now one-under-par for the year. He is tied for eighth place individually.

Jani Saari, also of Greenville, had a 73-68 on Monday and his one-under-par 141 is tied for 15th. The 68 in the second round on Monday was the low round of his career and his first round ever in the 60s.

John Engler, Clemson’s career leader in stroke average, struggled in the first round on Monday with a 77, but came back with a one-under 70 in the afternoon. He has a 147 total tied for 37th with teammate Michael Hoey, who had rounds of 72-75.