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Men’s Golf Takes Mauna Kea Invitational

November 29, 1998

KAMUELA, Hawaii – Lucas Glover won the individual title leading Clemson to the team title of the Mauna Kea Resort Invitational. Glover shot a 213 total, the only player under par in the field of 60 golfers. It was the second championship of the former Wade Hampton High golfer’s career.

Clemson won the event by 33 shots over International Pacific College. The Tigers had a 871 team total, seven over par. Purdue was third at 905, while East Tennessee State was fourth at 906. North Carolina was the only other ACC team competing and the Tar Heels were seventh with a 920 score.

Glover had rounds of 73-67-73 in capturing the championship on the par 72, 6875-yard course. His second round 67 tied his career low round.

Clemson had three of the top six finishers and all five Clemson golfers had a top 20 finish. Jonathan Byrd, Clemson’s low average golfer this fall, finished fourth with a 218 score, two-over par. It was the fifth straight top 10 finish for Byrd this fall.

John Engler shot a 221 score for the 54-hole event and finished sixth. Elliot Gealy had his highest finish of the fall with an 11th place tournament. The red-shirt senior had a 224 score, including a one-under par 71 in the second round. Freshman Michael Hoey was 17th with a 227.

This was the final tournament of the fall schedule for Larry Penley’s number-one ranked Tigers. This was the third tournament title of the fall, the first time a Clemson golf team has won three tournaments in a fall schedule. Clemson will next be in action on March 21 when the Tigers travel to Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rico Classic.

Clemson at Mauna Key Invitational

Lucas Glover      73-67-73    213   1stJonathan Byrd     73-69-76    218   4thJohn Engler       74-74-73    221   6thElliot Gealy      81-71-72    224  11thMichale Hoey      77-75-75    227  17thTotal          297-281-293    871   1st