Lucas Glover finishes well with final-round 70 at US Open Championship

Tommy Biershenk moves back into Nationwide Tour's top 25; Matt Hendrix, Charles Warren knocking on the door

Lucas Glover chips out of a bunker to the 13th green during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Lucas Glover chips out of a bunker to the 13th green during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Well removed from the championship battle that he won two years ago, Lucas Glover nevertheless concluded the 2011 US Open on a high note when he shot a one-under par 70 on Sunday at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD.

Glover ended up in 42nd place with a four-over 72-hole total. His final round included five birdies, four bogeys and nine pars.

Glover was the only player from the five-man contingent of former Tigers to make the cut.

Glover is scheduled to play this week in the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT. Also in the field will be D.J. Trahan, Kyle Stanley and Ben Martin. Jonathan Byrd is skipping this week’s tournament.

In the Nationwide Tour’s Wichita Open, Tommy Biershenk shot his third consecutive 69 on Sunday and finished tied for 11th place. He opened the tournament on Thursday with a 67. He finished eight shots behind winner Matthew Goggin.

Kevin Johnson finished 58th after a final-round 72, while Charles Warren tumbled to 62nd after shooting a 76 on Sunday.

With his 11th-place finish, Biershenk moved up to 21st on the Nationwide Tour money lost, with $73,004 in earnings in 10 tournaments. The top 25 finishers on the Nationwide money list will earn PGA Tour cards for 2012.

Also strongly in the hunt are Matt Hendrix, who currently stands 28th, and Warren, who is 31st. Elliot Gealy is in 40th position and Brent Delahoussaye ranks 53rd.

Biershenk, Hendrix and Delahoussaye will play this week in the Nationwide Tour’s Mexico Open.

Eight former Clemson players will be in the field for the eGolf Professional Tour’s Cowan’s Ford Open at Stanley, NC this week, including David May, who played last week in the US Open and missed the cut by just one shot.

Joining May in the field will be Phillip Mollica, Ben Duncan, Brian Duncan, Vince Hatfield, Tanner Ervin, Stephen Poole and Frank Wrenn.

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