August 25, 2009
Bailey misses cut at U.S. Amateur
Weaver also fails to advance
2009 U.S. Amateur


TULSA, Okla. – Virginia Tech golfer Marshall Bailey shot a second round five-over-par 75 in the 2009 U.S. Amateur Golf Championship at the Southern Hills Country Club and the Cedar Ridge Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., on Tuesday.

Bailey, a junior from Fincastle, Va., tied for 177th place after 36 holes of stroke play for a total of 154 and failed to make the cut into match play. Bailey played his round on Tuesday at Southern Hills.

This was Bailey’s second appearance in the U.S. Amateur. He qualified for the 2007 U.S. Amateur at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, shooting 161 in the two rounds of match play.

Former Hokie Drew Weaver fared better, but also failed to make the cut. Weaver, who graduated from Virginia Tech in May, shot a second round six-over-par 76 and tied for 88th place at 149. The cut was at 148. Weaver also played his round on Tuesday at Southern Hills.

This was Weaver's fourth consecutive appearance in the event and is in year three of an exemption earned by winning the 2007 British Amateur. He was recently named to the 2009 U.S. Walker Cup squad.

Bailey now returns to Virginia Tech to begin preparations for the the 2009-10 season. The Hokies open the campaign on Sept. 28-29, at the VCU Shootout at the Manakin Course at the Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va.

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