- Associated Press - Friday, September 3, 2010

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Roger Clemens finished tied for 18th in his group at the Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship.

The event featured nearly 3,100 amateurs competing on four different courses. Clemens played his opening round by himself Monday after flying down from Washington. He had pleaded not guilty to charges of lying to Congress about whether he used steroids or human growth hormone during his baseball career.

The 48-year-old Clemens is a four-handicapper who finished 23 shots behind the group winner.

Clemens‘ wife, Debbie, finished tied for fourth in her group, four shots back.