Poole Finishes 36th at Wyndham PGA Tour Event

Poole Finishes 36th at Wyndham PGA Tour Event

Aug. 17, 2008

Clemson, SC – Former Clemson All-ACC golfer Stephen Poole fired a final round 65 in the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC. Poole finished with a 72-hole score of 271, nine-under par, good enough for a tie for 36th place. Poole’s finish tied for the best in Clemson history for a former Tiger in his first PGA Tour event.

Poole, was a senior on Clemson’s 2006 team that finished seventh in the nation. The native of Spartanburg, SC got into the Wyndham Championship by shooting a 65 in Monday qualifying. He was the number-one qualifier with that score.

Poole had rounds of 66-71-69-65 in registering his 271 score. His 271 score and nine-under par score in relation to par were both records for a former Clemson golfer in his first PGA Tour event. The previous low score was a 282 by Jonathan Byrd at the 2000 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill in Virginia. The previous best score versus par was a three-under par score by Richard Coughlan at Pebble Beach in 1998, an event that was shortened to 54 holes.

Poole’s number-36 finish tied for the best by a Tiger in is first event. . Jonathan Byrd finished 36th in his first career event in 2000 and that is the best finish by a former Clemson golfer in his first PGA event. He was just the sixth former Tiger out of the 22 former Tigers who have played in a PGA Tour event, the first to do it since Lucas Glover in 2001 at the Texas Open.

Top Finishes by Former Clemson Golfers in First PGA Tour Event

Player Year Event Score Par Finish
Stephen Poole 2008 Wyndham 271 -9 36th
Jonathan Byrd 2000 Kingsmill 282 -2 36th
Chris Patton 1990 Masters 296 +8 39th
Richard Coughlan 1998 Pebble Beach 213 -3 56th
Dillard Pruitt 1988 Phoenix Open 289 +5 62nd
Lucas Glover 2001 Texas Open 284 E 66th