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Three Tigers Named All-American

Three Tigers Named All-American

June 3, 2001

Clemson, SC – Clemson seniors John Engler and Lucas Glover were both named first-team All-Americans by the Golf Coaches Association on Sunday. Sophomore D.J. Trahan, Clemson’s top performer at the NCAA national tournament over the weekend, was named an honorable mention All-American.

All three golfers were major reasons Clemson finished second in the nation at the NCAA tournament held this pastweekend at Duke University. The second-place finish tied for the best in school history. Engler and Glover were also starters on that 1998 Clemson team that finished second to UNLV in the national tournament held in Albuquerque, NM. Clemson finished in the top 10 in the nation all four years of the Glover-Engler era.

Clemson and Florida were the only schools to have two players on the 11-man first team. The Florida representatives were NCAA medallist Nick Gilliam, and freshman Camilo Villegas. Also named to the first-team were Nick Cassini of Georgia, Luke Donald of Northwestern, Anders Hultman of Oklahoma State, Matt Jones of Arizona State, Jon Mills of Kent State, Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech and Chris Wisler of East Tennessee State.

This is the second time Engler and Glover have been named to the first-team All-American squad. Engler was named first team in 1999, then was named to the second-team last year. Glover has been named to the first-team each of the last two years after being named an honorable mention All-American in 1999. Engler and Glover join Chris Patton (1989-90) and Charles Warren (1997-98) as the only two-time first-team All-Americans in Clemson golf history. Engler joins Patton and Warren as the only Tigers in history to be named first, second or third-team All-American three times.

This past year, Engler won the ACC Tournament with a 203 score. He posted a 70.87 stroke average for the year, an all-time Clemson single season record. He also set a school mark for rounds at par-or-better in a season with 31. He was 38-under-par for his 39 rounds of golf this past season.

Glover won the San Juan Classic in February and had a 71.18 stroke average for the year. That stroke average is second best in Clemson history for a season, second only to Engler’s 70.87. Glover led the Clemson team in rounds in the 60s with 13 and he had 28 rounds at par or better, including 22 rounds that were under par. Glover was 26-under-par for his 39 rounds this year.

Both Glover and Engler will compete for the United States in the Palmer Cup later this month at Baltusrol in New Jersey.

Trahan finished seventh at the NCAA Tournament this past weekend with a 283 score. He is now 11-under par for his eight NCAA National rounds. He finished 15th in 2000 at the event and is the first Clemson golfer to finish in the top 15 at the NCAAs as a freshman and sophomore. For the year, Trahan had a 72.48 stroke average, the exact same average he had as a freshman. He had 15 rounds that were under par and had three top 10 finishes in 2000-01.

PING First-Team All-America
Name Yr. School
Nick Cassini Sr. University of Georgia
Luke Donald Sr. Northwestern University
John Engler Sr. Clemson University
Nick Gilliam Sr. University of Florida
Lucas Glover Sr. Clemson University
Anders Hultman Jr. Oklahoma State University
Matt Jones So. Arizona State University
Jon Mills Sr. Kent State University
Bryce Molder Sr. Georgia Tech
Camilo Villegas Fr. University of Florida
Chris Wisler Sr. East Tennessee State University

PING Second-Team All-America Name Yr. School RickyBarnes So. University of Arizona Erik Compton So. University ofGeorgia Jamie Elson Jr. Augusta State University David Inglis Fr.University of Tulsa Hunter Mahan Fr. University of SouthernCalifornia Graeme McDowell So. University of Alabama-BirminghamBryant Odom Jr. University of Georgia Jeff Quinney Sr. ArizonaState University Kyle Thompson Sr. University of South CarolinaNick Watney So. Fresno State University PING Third-TeamAll-America Name Yr. School Bubba Dickerson So. University ofFlorida Ryan Hybl Fr. University of Georgia Craig Lile Sr.University of Arkansas Troy Matteson So. Georgia Tech David MillerJr. University of Georgia Chris Nallen Fr. University of ArizonaWilhelm Schauman So. University of Minnesota David Sanchez Sr.North Carolina State University Jimmy Walker Sr. Baylor UniversityOliver Wilson So. Augusta State University PING All-AmericaHonorable Mention Name Yr. School Matt Abbott Sr. Penn StateUniversity Richard Ainley Sr. University of Louisiana-LafayetteAnthony Arvidson Sr. Oregon State University Camilo Benedetti Jr.University of Florida Jason Hartwick Fr. University of TexasFranklin Hatchett Jr. Southern Methodist University Bill Haas Fr.Wake Forest University Brad Heaven Fr. University of Toledo LarsJohansson So. San Diego State University Tom Johnson Fr.Northwestern University John Klauk Jr. University of Texas AlexKuyumjian Sr. University of Southern California Scott Lander Sr.University of Nevada-Las Vegas Brock Mackenzie Fr. University ofWashington Troy McKinley So. University of the Pacific Jedd McLuenSr. College of Charleston Kris Mikkelsen Jr. Georgia Tech AlanMorgan Sr. Louisiana State University Chris Mundorf Sr. NorthCarolina State University Simon Nash So. University of Minnesota PNilsson Fr. Oklahoma State University Chez Reavie Fr. Arizona StateUniversity Andy Sanders Sr. University of Houston D.J.Trahan So. Clemson University Michael Webb Jr.Augusta State University Lee Williamson Jr. Purdue University