Weaver falls in Georgia Cup
U.S. Amateur champ Knost wins 2 & 1
April 1, 2008

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Virginia Tech golfer Drew Weaver lost to Colt Knost 2 & 1 in the 2008 Georgia Cup, presented by SunTrust, on Tuesday at the par-72, 7,017-yard Lakeside Course of the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga.

Weaver took a lead after the first hole, but fell behind by two holes entering the fifth hole. Weaver then won the fifth and sixth holes to square the 18-hole match play event. Weaver took a one hole lead after the 11th hole, but Knost went up two at the 16th and held on for the 2 & 1 victory.

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 won the 2007 British Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Annes in Lancashire, England. Knost, a 22-year-old graduate of SMU from Dallas, Texas, won the 2007 U.S. Amateur Championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif. Knost also won the 2007 U.S. Public Links Championship and currently plays on the Nationwide Tour.

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.

Weaver will now head to Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday to begin preparation with his Virginia Tech teammates for the Administaff/Augusta State Invitational at Champions Retreat. The event traditionally boasts one of the strongest fields in all of collegiate golf and is played the weekend before the Masters. Weaver will compete in the 2008 Masters beginning Thursday, April 10.