Drew Weaver won the 2007 British Amateur at Royal Lytham & St. Annes while a student at Virginia Tech and became the first American in 28 years to win that title. In 2007, he had a decent year in collegiate golf and he was encouraged by his parents to play in the British Amateur. He was eligible to play because of his world amateur ranking and he decided that he would take advantage of the opportunity.
He has put a lot of work into his golf game and after a slow start to 2012, he is having a great year on the eGolf Pro Tour where he has 2 wins and 4 runner-up finishes in his last 7 starts. Weaver felt that he was successful in keeping his composure when things were not going so well and that patience has paid off. He is excited about the rest of the season and what lies ahead in the future.
When he first played Royal Lytham & St. Annes, he was struck by how many bunkers were on the golf course and how difficult the course played. The most important thing that he did during practice rounds at Royal Lytham was establishing sight lines. He played a total of 8 rounds during the 2007 British Amateur and whether it was stroke or match play, he knew that he needed to make plenty of birdies in order to establish a good position against the entire field or against his opponent.
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