Three Tigers Headline All-ACC Golf Team

Three Tigers Headline All-ACC Golf Team

May 9, 2001

Greensboro, NC – John Engler, Lucas Glover and D.J. Trahan all were chosen to the 2001 All-ACC golf team released Wednesday by the Atlantic Coast Conference office. The Tigers were the only school with three selections on the 12-player team. Wake Forest, Georgia Tech and NC state all had two selections each.

Engler and Glover were chosen for the third consecutive year, while Trahan, just a sophomore, was chosen for the second consecutive year. It marked the sixth consecutive year that Clemson has had at least three golfers on the All-ACC first team.

Engler is currently ranked third in the nation in the Mastercard individual rankings. The senior from Atlanta, GA has a 70.81 stroke average for the season to pace the team and his 71.82 career average is best in school history. He is 32-under par for his 32 rounds this season. Engler won the ACC Championship in April and was named National Golfer of the Month by Golf World in October when his final round 64 led Clemson to the championship of the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate. His 13-under-par score at the ACC tournament is a Clemson record for score in relation to par for a 54-hole event.

Glover, a senior from Greenville, SC, has a 71.16 stroke average for the year and has five top 10 finishes. He won the Puerto Rico Classic in February and was later named the National Golfer of the Month by Golf World. Glover is 21-under-par for his 32 rounds this year and is ranked sixth in the nation in the latest Mastercard rankings. His 201 total at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate set a Clemson record for low score in a 54-hole event. His career stroke average of 72.00 is second in Clemson history behind Engler.

Trahan, a sophomore from Inman, SC, has a 72.92 stroke average for the year and has a pair of top 10 finishes, an eighth-place at the Ping Preview and a third-place finish at the Chris Schenkel. In July of 2000, he won the United States Public Links Championship, which qualified him for a spot in the 2001 Masters. Trahan joins current professional Jonathan Byrd as the only Clemson golfers to earn first-team All-ACC as a freshman and sophomore. He is currently ranked 24th in the nation in the collegiate Mastercard individual rankings and is the number-one ranked amateur in the nation by Golfweek.