Photo courtesy: Clemson Men's Golf Twitter
Photo courtesy: Clemson Men's Golf Twitter

Lucas Glover presented with the Order of the Palmetto


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South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster presented the Order of the Palmetto to South Carolina native and PGA TOUR golfer Lucas Glover on Friday evening following his second round of play at the RBC Heritage, held annually at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, S.C.

Heritage Classic Foundation Chairman Simon Fraser also joined the presentation.

Established by Governor John C. West in 1971, the Order of the Palmetto is the State of South Carolina's highest civilian honor.

Per governor.sc.gov: "It is presented in recognition of a lifetime of extraordinary achievement, service, and contributions on a national or statewide scale. The Order of the Palmetto recognizes individuals who have selflessly given of their time, resources and goodwill through a variety of different causes and pursuits to the benefit of their neighbors, fellow citizens and the fabric and prosperity of South Carolina. Business, political or personal accomplishment may be important factors, but noble works for others mark the true purpose."

Glover was a three-time All-American at Clemson between 1998-2001, including a first-team selection as a junior and senior. He helped the Clemson program to four top-10 national finishes, including a second-place finish in 1998 and a third-place finish in 2001. Glover is a member of the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame and will be inducted into the State of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in May.

Glover is the grandson of Dick Hendley, Clemson Hall of Fame inductee in 1984. Hendley played football and baseball at Clemson between 1946-51, the first grandfather and grandson hall of fame combination in Clemson athletic history.

He was a three-time All-American at Wade Hampton High and earned two state championships. He was a successful amateur, winning the South Carolina Amateur in 1998, 1999 and 2000 and was a part of the prestigious 2001 Walker Cup team.

He has earned six wins on the PGA TOUR since turning pro in 2001, including the 2009 U.S. Open and last season’s FedEx St. Jude Championship and Wyndham Championship. He has competed in every RBC Heritage since 2004.

Glover shot back-to-back rounds of 69 in the first two days of the tournament and stands at four-under-par heading to the weekend.

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