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Lucas Glover      

American Professional Golfer; Winner of the 2009 U.S. Open

Lucas Glover showed an early aptitude for golf; at Wade Hampton High School in Greenville, South Carolina, he scored several major amateur golf victories. As a freshman and sophomore, he won the South Carolina State High School golf championship. He went on to place second in the tournament as a junior and a senior. During this time, he also became the three-time Rolex High School All-American champion. In addition, he played in the Cannon Cup for two seasons, won the South Carolina Golf Association Junior tournament in 1996, placed in the top 16 players in the United States Junior golf tournament, and was ranked all-state all four years of high school.

Lucas managed to balance a bachelor's in speech communication and make an outstanding performance as a member of the National College Athletic Association. Among his biggest achievements include rankings as the South Carolina Amateur Champion in 1998, 1999, 2000, and getting named as a 1st Team All-America in 2000 and 2001. Glover also broke several records while at Clemson, including lowest total score for 54 hole event with a 201, and low stroke average by a junior (71.24).

Glover graduated from Clemson in 2001 with a rank of third in rounds at par or better (86) at the university, and a third place career stroke average of 71.95. That same year, he won the Sunnehanna Amateur and became a member of the United States Walker Cup team. He turned professional later that year. In 2003, his performance on the Nationwide Tour earned him a win at the Gila River Classic. H

In 2004, Glover played in 30 events on the PGA Tour, posting two top-10 finishes. In 2005, the golfer landed his first PGA Tour career victory at the FUNAI Classic.

Despite not winning an event in 2006, Glover played well on tour. 2007 was another good year for Glover. He made the cut in 22 of 29 events and recorded three top-10s and 13 top-25s. His best finish came at the PODS Championship where he finished in a tie for fourth. He was selected for the 2007 Presidents Cup where the United States defeated the International team 19½ to 14½. Glover went 2–3 in his matches.

In 2009, Glover finished in a tie for third at the Buick Invitational. Then in May he finished in a tie for second at the Quail Hollow Championship. Glover won the U.S. Open at the Bethpage Black Course (Farmingdale, New York) by two strokes over Phil Mickelson, Ricky Barnes, and David Duval. The win propelled him to 18th in the world rankings.

In 2011, Glover defeated Jonathan Byrd, another former Clemson star, in a playoff to win the Wells Fargo Championship. This was his first official win on Tour since the 2009 U.S. Open.

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Lucas Glover Widens His Lead in Zurich Classic - NYTimes.com

Lucas Glover increased his lead to two strokes in the Zurich Classic in Avondale, La.

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