Weaver opens with a 76 at the Masters
Wagner posts even-par 72 in round one
April 10, 2008

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Virginia Tech golfer Drew Weaver shot a four-over-par 76 in the first round of the 72nd Annual Masters Tournament at the par 72, 7,445-yard Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., on Thursday afternoon.

Weaver, a junior from High Point, N.C., is tied for 65th place overall entering the second round on Friday. Weaver made five bogeys and one birdie in the first round. The first round was delayed one hour at the start, due to fog. Weaver is making his first appearance in the Masters.

Former Hokie Johnson Wagner, also playing in his first Masters, shot an even-par 72 in the first round. Wagner was two-over-par after the first four holes and three-over-par at the turn, but played the back nine at three-under-par to post the 72.Wagner is tied for 19th place and is one of 32 players at par or better.

Justin Rose and Trevor Immelman each shot four-under-par 68 and are tied for the lead, one stroke ahead of Brian Bateman, Brandt Snedeker and Lee Westwood.

Weaver is scheduled to tee off at 9:28 a.m. on Thursday morning, along with partners Raymond Floyd and Jonathan Byrd. Wagner is scheduled to tee off at 8:11 a.m., along with Craig Stadler and Steve Flesch.