Weaver advances into quarterfinals at British Amateur
Hokie golfer defeats two Walker Cup members on Thursday
June 21, 2007
LANCASHIRE, England - Virginia Tech golfer Drew Weaver defeated Simon Ward and Kevin McAlpine, both of Great Britain on Thursday and has advanced into the quarterfinal round at the 2007 British Amateur Championship, being played at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in Lancashire, England. Weaver, a rising junior from High Point, N.C., won his first round match against Luis Garcia of Spain, 4 & 3 on Wednesday. He defeated Ward by two holes on Thursday morning and McAlpine 2 & 1 in the fourth round on Thursday afternoon. Both Ward and McAlpine are members of Great Britain and Ireland's Walker Cup team. Weaver, the lone American remaining in the event, will play Chris Wood of Great Britain in the quarterfinals on Friday morning. The British Amateur Championship features 288 players competing for 64 spots in match play. Hokie teammate Jurrian van der Vaart qualified for the event. Tom Glissmeyer of Colorado Springs, Colo. and the University of Southern California, was the only other American to advance to match play. Glissmeyer lost in the fourth round. Weaver competed in the U.S. Amateur last summer and helped lead the Hokies to the 2007 ACC Men's Golf co-championship and a berth in the 2007 NCAA Men's Golf East Regional.