Weaver to play in the Georgia Cup
Annual event pits British Amateur champ with U.S. Amateur champ
March 31, 2008
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech golfer Drew Weaver will face Colt Knost in the 2008 Georgia Cup, presented by SunTrust, on Tuesday, April 1, at the par-72, 7,017-yard Lakeside Course of the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga. The 18-hole match-play event will tee off at 1 p.m. and will be televised on a tape delay basis by the Golf Channel and Comcast Sports Southeast. Established at The Golf Club of Georgia in 1998, The Georgia Cup annually brings together the reigning United States Amateur and British Amateur champions for an 18-hole match in advance of the Masters. Weaver, a junior from High Point, N.C., will face Knost, a 22-year-old graduate of SMU from Dallas, Texas. Weaver won the 2007 British Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Annes in Lancashire, England. Knost won the 2007 U.S. Amateur Championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif. The Georgia Cup benefits the Yates Scholarship Fund of the Georgia State Golf Foundation. The Georgia Cup started in 1998, with Georgia Tech's Matt Kuchar, the U.S. Amateur champion, defeating British Amateur champion Craig Watson, 3 & 1. Other Georgia Cup champions have included Sergio Garcia, Ryan Moore, David Gossett and Ricky Barnes. The Georgia Cup presents a special opportunity for galleries attending at The Golf Club of Georgia. In the spirit and intimacy of the Walker Cup matches, fans can walk with the players, unhindered by gallery ropes, enjoying a unique perspective.