Aug. 18, 2006
Clemson, SC-All three former Clemson All-America golfers in the PGA Championship will play on the weekend. Lucas Glover, Jonathan Byrd and Charles Warren all made the cut with under-par scores for the 36 holes at Medinah Golf Club in Medinah, IL.
Warren actually had the best round on Friday with a two-under-par 70. He finished strong with two birdies within his last four holes and stands at one under-par 143 after 36 holes. The 1998 Clemson graduate who won the 1997 NCAA Championship is now 2 for 2 in making the cut at Major championships. Warren made the cut at the 2000 US Open at Pebble Beach and finished 37th in his only other major appearance.
Byrd is now 3 for 6 in making the cut at Majors after shooting an even par 72 on Friday. Byrd is three-under-par for the first 36 holes after an opening round of 69. The native of Columbia who graduated from Clemson in 2000 got off to a fast start on Friday and was at six under par for the tournament after his first seven holes. But he had two double bogeys on the back nine before making a rare birdie on the difficult 17th hole.
Byrd made the cut at the 2003 Masters and the 2003 US Open. He finished 8th at the Masters that year and 15th at the US Open, the two best finishes by a former Clemson golfer in a major.
Glover, who was tied for the lead after the first round with a 66, shot a two-over par 74 on Friday. Still Clemson graduate who was a senior in 2001 is at four-under par for the 36 holes and is still in contention, just four shots off the lead. Glover was three over par for his first 13 holes, then made birdies on three out of four holes to get back to six-under for the tournament. But, he bogeyed his last two holes to finish at four under for the tournament.
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