Matt Boyd qualifies for US Amateur
Hokie golfer shoots 141 in Texas qualifier
July 28, 2006 Blacksburg, Va. - Virginia Tech golfer Matt Boyd shot a two-round total of 141 to qualify for the 2006 United States Amateur Championship, to be played August 21-27 at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. Boyd, a redshirt freshman from Sugar Land, Tex., shot 69-72=141 to earn one of four spots from the sectional qualifier at The Woodlands Country Club's Gary Player Course in Houston on July 25-27. The event, scheduled for two days, was extended to a third day due to inclement weather. This will be Boyd's first major competition, although he did qualify for the 2004 U.S. Junior Amateur at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Boyd redshirted the 2005-06 season at Virginia Tech. Boyd is the first Hokie to qualify for the event since Ryan Stinnett in 2004 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Teammate Drew Weaver, a rising sophomore from High Point, N.C. will attempt to join Boyd in the field when he plays in a sectional qualifier at the Oak Valley Golf Club in Advance, N.C. on July 31-August 1. Weaver qualified for the 2003 U.S. Amateur at Oakmont Country Club as a 16-year old.