Five Tigers to Play in This Week's Nationwide Tour Event


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Clemson, SC-Five players with ties to Clemson, including current
senior D.J. Trahan, will take part in the BMW Charity at the Cliffs
in Travelers Rest, SC this weekend. The Tournament, which will be
played at two different courses on Thursday and Friday, will be
televised by the Golf Channel all four days from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

Thursday and Friday the tournament will be played at the
Cliff's Valley Course and the Keowee Vineyards Course.

The field of golfers includes defending champion Charles
Warren, an All-American at Clemson between 1994-98 and the only Tiger
in history to win the NCAA Championship (1997). He won the
tournament last year with a score of 264. It was the second straight
year a former Clemson player had won the event, as Jonathan Byrd took
the title in 2001. Warren will start defense of his title at 7:55 AM
Thursday at the Vineyards Course. One of his playing partners in the
Pro-AM portion of the event will be former Clemson quarterback Rodney
Williams.

Trahan, the number-one ranked College player and Amateur in
the country, will tee off at 8:45 AM at the Vineyards Course. He has
led the Tigers to the number-one team ranking in the nation in all
three college golf polls. This will be the second straight year the
reigning College Player of the Year has received a special exemption
to this tournament. He finished 45th at the tournament last year.

It will be Trahan's third career appearance at this event, as he
also played in 1999 as a senior in high school. Trahan will play
with Golf Channel celebrity Jennifer Mills in the first two rounds, a
pairing that will lead to a feature on next week's college golf
segment on Wednesday evening on the Golf Channel.

Kevin Johnson, who has won three Nationwide Tour events in
his career, will also be competing. The former Clemson All-American
of the 1985-88 era, who was the National Public Links Champion in
1987, will be the first former Tiger to tee off on Thursday. He has
a 7:15 AM tee time at the Vineyards Course. Johnson is currently
11th on the Nationwide money list.

Tommy Biershenk played for the Tigers from 1992-96 and will
tee off at 7:25 AM at the Vineyards, while former All-American and
Greenville native Lucas Glover will be the only former Tiger playing
at the Cliff's Valley Course. Glover will start at 12:20 PM.

Former Clemson All-American and long time Major League
baseball player Bill Spiers is one of the celebrities participating.
He will start at 1:10 PM at the Cliff's Valley Course.

Tee Times of Golfers with Ties to Clemson
Player        	Course      	Start	Time
Lucas Glover	Valley  	#1	12:20 PM
Charles Warren	Vineyards	#10	7:55 AM
D.J. Trahan	Vineyards	#10	8:45 AM
Kevin Johnson	Vineyards	#1	7:15 AM
Tommy Biershenk	Vineyards	#10	7:25 AM

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