Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Hokies invade Augusta

Current Virginia Tech golfer Drew Weaver and former Hokie Johnson Wagner are in the field for this week's Masters in Augusta, Ga. Weaver is in the field as the defending British Amateur champion and Wagner punched his ticket by winning last week's Shell Houston Open.

Wagner is paired with 1982 Masters champion Craig Stadler and Steve Flesch. He tees off at 11:18 AM EDT Thursday and 8:11 AM Friday.

Weaver is paired with 1976 Masters champion Raymond Floyd and Jonathan Byrd, a former All-American at Clemson. He tees off at 12:46 PM EDT Thursday and 9:28 AM Friday.

Both are scheduled to compete in Wednesday's Par 3 Contest.

As an amateur, Weaver gets the honor of staying in the famous "Crow's Nest" on the grounds of Augusta National. You can follow his week at the tournament in his online diary at Masters.org. He was also featured on ESPN this week.

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