Drew Weaver to compete in British Open
Hokie golfer only American amateur in field
July 18, 2007

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland -- Virginia Tech golfer Drew Weaver will begin play in the 2007 British Open Championship on Thursday morning. The 136th Open Championship will be played at the 7,421-yard, par 71 Carnoustie Golf Links in Carnoustie, Scotland.

Weaver, a rising junior from High Point, N.C., is one of six amateurs and the only American amateur in the field of 156. Weaver won exemption into the Open Championship with his win in the 2007 British Amateur in June. This is the ninth time the Open Championship has been played at Carnoustie, the most recent time being 1999.

Weaver will tee off in the first round on Thursday morning at 8:31 a.m. local time (3:31 a.m. EDT) in a group that includes Briton Paul Casey and Canadian Stephen Ames. Casey finished 10th in both the Master's and the U.S. Open this season. Ames tied Casey for 10th at the Master's and finished 24th at the U.S. Open. The group will tee off at 1:42 p.m. local time (8:42 a.m. EDT) on Friday. Tiger Woods is the defending champion of the event, claiming his second consecutive Claret Jug.

The Open Championship will be broadcast live on TNT at 7 a.m. EDT on all four days and on ABC, beginning at 9 a.m., on Saturday and Sunday. Live scoring and news of the event is available at http://www.opengolf.com. A blog featuring Weaver and U.S. Amateur champion, Richie Ramsay of Scotland, is available at http://www.opengolf.com/news/displayNewsItem.sps?id=60006064.

A link to live scoring will also be available on hokiesports.com. Hokiesports.com will have daily recaps of Weaver's rounds and other pertinent information for the Open Championship. Additional on-line coverage is available at PGATour.com.

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.


Thursday, July 19  	TNT   	7am - 7pm ET
Friday, July 20 	TNT	7am - 7pm ET
Saturday, July 21 	TNT  	7am - 9am ET
			ABC 	9am - 2:30pm ET
Sunday, July 22 	TNT  	6am - 8am ET
			ABC 	8am - 1:30pm ET