Weaver eliminated from U.S. Amateur
Hokie junior falls in first round of match play
August 22, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Virginia Tech golfer Drew Weaver lost to Travis Howe, 4 & 3, in the first round of match play of the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship on Wednesday afternoon at the 6,948-yard, par 70 Lakeside Course of the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Weaver, a junior from High Point, N.C., fell behind early, dropping holes two through seven. After falling to seven down after 10 holes, Weaver was able to win holes 11, 12 and 13, but could not get any closer. He finished ninth following two rounds of stroke play on Monday and Tuesday, shooting 72-69=141. Weaver earned a four-year exemption into the U.S. Amateur by winning the 2007 British Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in June. This is the second consecutive season that Weaver has advanced into match play at the U.S. Amateur. He posted no score higher than a five on any hole in his three days of play. Weaver and the Hokies open the Fall 2007 season on Oct. 1-2 at the VCU Shootout on the Manakin Course of the Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va. The Hokies are the defending ACC co-champions.