Former Clemson Golfer Lucas Glover to Compete in Masters


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Clemson, SC-Former Clemson golfer Lucas Glover will compete in the
2007 Masters, which begins on Thursday in Augusta, GA . It will
mark the sixth time in the last seven years that a golfer with Clemson ties will compete in the event. It will mark the second straight Masters for Glover, who shot a 151 for two rounds last year.

He is the first former Clemson golfer to play in consecutive Masters since Jonathan Byrd did in 2003 and 2004. Glover will be just the third former Tiger to play in two Masters, joining Byrd and Dillard Pruitt, who played in the 1992 and 1993 events.

Glover will be paired with Michael Campbell and Rory Sabbatini in the first two rounds. The threesome will tee off on number one on Thursday at 1:08 PM, then will start at 9:50 AM on Friday.
All tee times start from the first tee at the Masters unless poor weather conditions force a change in schedule.

Glover earned an invitation to the Masters by virtue of his top 40 finish on the PGA Tour money list in 2006, as he finished 21st
overall for the year. So far this year he has played in nine events
and made seven cuts, including a fourth place finish at the PODS Championship in Tampa in March. He won 233,200 in that tournament.
For the year he is 40th on the PGA Tour money list with $546,545.

Glover was a three-time All-American at Clemson, including a first-team selection in 2000 and 2001. He won three tournaments during his career and was a three-time South Carolina Amateur
champion. He helped Clemson to a number-two NCAA finish as a
freshman and as a senior.

Overall, Glover is the ninth different golfer with ties to Clemson to play in the Masters. Four former Tigers have made the cut at the Masters. Chris Patton finished 39th, the low amateur in 1990, Dillard Pruitt, now an official with the PGA Tour, was 13th in 1992, Clarence Rose was 43rd in 1997 and Jonathan Byrd had the top finish among former Tigers with an eighth-place finish in 2003.

Pruitt had a 68 in the second round in the 1992 Masters and a 69 in the final round that same year for the top two rounds for a former Tiger at the Masters. His 282 score is also the top tournament by a former Clemson golfer. Byrd finished eighth at the 2003 Masters, the only top 10 by a former Tiger in any Major.

Parker Moore, who was the US Amateur runner up in 1976, was the first golfer with Clemson ties to play in the Masters. He made the field in 1977 and shot a pair of 76s. Patton and D.J. Trahan are the only Tiger golfers to play in the Masters while they were still members of the Clemson golf team.


Golfers with Clemson Ties who have played in the Masters

Name        	Clem Yr.	Masters Yr.	        Scores	Finish
Parker Moore	1972-76	        1977	76-76	        152 missed cut
Chris Patton	1986-90	        1990	71-73-74-78	296 (39)
Dillard Pruitt	1980-84	        1992	75-68-70-69	282 (13)
			        1993	76-75	        151 missed cut
Danny Ellis	1989-93	        1994	74-78	        152 missed cut
Clarence Rose	1978-80	        1997	73-75-79-74	301 (43)
D.J. Trahan	1999-pres.	2001	75-78	        153 missed cut
Michael Hoey	1998-99	        2002	75-73	        148 missed cut
Jonathan Byrd	1997-00	        2003	74-71-71-72	288 (8)
		                2004    79-74	        153 missed Cut
Lucas Glover	1998-01	        2006	73-78	        151, Missed Cut

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