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Three Tigers Chosen for All-ACC Men’s Golf Team

May 10, 1999

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jonathan Byrd, John Engler and Lucas Glover, the top three stroke average players in Clemson golf history, all were chosen first-team All-ACC on Monday according to a vote of the league’s nine head coaches. It marks the fourth straight year Clemson has had three first-team All-ACC golfers, the only school in the league that can make that claim.

Byrd was chosen for the third straight year, the first golfer in Clemson history to be first-team All-ACC as a freshman, sophomore and junior. The champion of the Ridges Intercollegiate last September, Byrd has a 71.70 stroke average for the year and has seven top 10 finishes in his 11 events. He is currently ranked fourth in the nation according to the Mastercard Collegiate Golf Rankings.

Engler, ranked fourth in the country by the latest Mastercard rankings, was chosen All-ACC for the first time in his career. The sophomore from Augusta, GA has a 71.76 stroke average this year and has six top 10 finishes in his 11 events. He had a 64 in the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate and a 65 at the San Juan Shootout, Clemson’s two lowest individual rounds of the year. He was the medalist at the San Juan Shootout this year and his 72.19 stroke average is first in Clemson history.

Glover, a native of Greenville and Wade Hampton High School, has a 72.61 stroke average this year and has four top 10 finishes in his 11 events. Glover won the Mauna Kea Invitational in Hawaii in November. His 72.64 stroke average is second best in Clemson history.