Sept. 4, 2002
Clemson senior D.J. Trahan, the winner of the 2002 Jack Nicklaus and Ben Hogan Awards as the top player in college golf, has been named to the United States World Amateur Team by the United States Golf Association.
Trahan is the first Clemson player to be selected since Kevin Johnson made the team in 1988. Trahan won the 2000 United States Public Links Championship and played for the United States in the 2001 Walker Cup and the 2002 Palmer Cup.
Competition for this event will be held October 24-27 at Saujana Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. The United States has won the event 11 times, including the last time it was held in 2000 in Germany.
Joining Trahan on the team will be Ricky Barnes, the 2002 United States Amateur Champion who is a senior at Arizona, and Hunter Mahan, a junior at Oklahoma State who was runner up at the United States Amateur. Trahan is currently in Japan competing for the Clemson team in the Topy Cup.
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