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Three Tiger Golfers Named All-American

June 1, 1998

CLEMSON, SC–Charles Warren, Jonathan Byrd and Joey Maxon have all been named All-Americans by the College Golf Coaches Association. Warren was named a first-team selection for the second straight year, while Byrd and Maxon were named honorable mention All-Americans.

All three players were significant reasons the Tigers finished second to UNLV by just three stokes at last weekend’s NCAA Tournament, the highest team finish in school history. Individually, Warren was tied for second (272), Maxon finished 10th (278) and Byrd was tied for 42nd (289).

Warren was joined on the first team by Tim Clark of NC State, J.J. Henry of TCU, Joel Kribel of Stanford, Matt Kuchar of Georgia Tech, Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech, James McLean of Minnesota, Jeremy Parrott of Georgia, and Rory Sabbatini of Arizona.

For Warren, it is the third time he has been named to the Coaches Association All-American team. He was a first-team choice in 1997 and a third-team selection as a sophomore. He is just the third Tiger in history to be named a first, second or third-team All-American three times. The others are Kevin Johnson and Chris Patton.

Warren set 12 school records this season in leading the Tigers to their best season ever. Included in his season records were: lowest stroke average (71.28), rounds under par (23), rounds at par or better (26), lowest total score vs. par (-10), lowest score in an NCAA Tournament (272), and lowest score in an ACC Tournament (205).

Maxon had a 72.26 stroke average this year, the fifth best figure in Clemson history. Like Warren, Maxon had six top 10 finishes this season, including a 10th-place showing at the NCAAs, and a fifth-place finish at the NCAA East Regional. Maxon was 18-under-par for his last five tournaments covering 16 rounds. The native of Wilmington, DE was an honorable mention All-American in 1995-96.

Byrd had a 72.33 average in 1997-98, lowest ever by a Clemson sophomore. The native of Columbia had seven top 10 finishes this year, most on the team, and had 22 rounds at par or better, third best in Clemson history. Byrd was also chosen first-team All-ACC this year, the first Clemson player in history chosen to that team as a freshman and a sophomore.