Sears Trophy on Display at NC State Game


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Clemson, SC -- The Sears Trophy, which is presented to the National Champion
at season's end, will be on display at the Clemson vs. NC State game in
Death Valley this Saturday. This will be the first time in history that
the trophy has been on display for a game at Clemson. In fact it is the
first time it has been in attendance at any game involving Clemson or NC
State.


The trophy is presented each year to the winner of the National
Championship game. This year it will be presented at the FedEx Orange Bowl
on January 3, 2001.


This will be the 29th different stadium the Sears Trophy has been
present. The Sears Trophy has been present at regular season games since
1993. It is made of hand-crafted Waterford Cyrstal.


Glover's 68 Leads Tigers


Dalton, GA--Senior Lucas Glover fired a four-under-par 68 and sophomore
D.J. Trahan added a three-under-par 69 to lead Clemson to a third-place
ranking after the first round of the Carpet Capital Classic in Dalton, GA.


Georgia, ranked number-one in the nation in the latest MasterCard
rankings, shot a 278 team score, 10-under-par. They were led by Nick
Cassini with a 65, the low individual round of the day. UCLA is second at
281 , followed by the second-ranked Tigers at 283.


Georgia Tech is fourth at 286, while Florida is fifth at 292.
Tennessee and East Tennessee State are tied for sixth at 292. Arizona
State, Augusta State, Auburn and Virginia are all tied for eighth at 294,
while South Carolina is 12th at 296. Wake Forest and NC State are tied
for 13th at 299. North Carolina is 15th at 304.


Glover, a first-team All-American last year, is third individually
after his 68 on Friday. Trahan, the reigning United States Public Links
Champion, is tied for fourth with his 69 score. Ben Duncan, a red-shirt
sophomore, shot a solid 71 and is tied for 14th. Gregg Jones, a red-shirt
freshman playing in his first career tournament, had a 75, while John
Engler had a 76.


The second round will be played on the par 72, 6906-yard course on
Saturday, and the tournament will finish on Sunday with the final 18 holes.

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