Carr, Weaver Qualify for U.S. Women's Amateur
July 21, 2009
LEXINGTON, N.C. - South Carolina golfers Corrine Carr and Taylor Weaver both shot rounds of even-par 71 on Tuesday to qualify for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. The pair of Gamecocks are two of six that will advance from the sectional qualifier at Sapona Country Club to the U.S. Women's Amateur, which will be held Aug. 3-9 at Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis, Mo.
Carr, a rising senior, played in eight of 10 events during the 2008-09 season and posted a stroke average of 78.58. Her best finish came in the SEC Championship when she tied for 32nd. The native of Pinehurst, N.C., who transferred to South Carolina from Furman prior to the 2008-09 season, is currently ranked 68th in the Golfweek/Titleist Amateur Rankings after advancing to the round of 16 at last week's North & South Women's Amateur.
Weaver, a native of Spartanburg who will be a sophomore in the fall, played in one tournament for the Gamecocks in 2008-09. She posted an 81st-place finish at the LSU Golf Classic with a score of 232.
Several other Gamecocks participated in sectional qualifying but failed to advance. Taylor Barrett shot 74 and finished tied for 11th; Katie Burnett was one stroke back of Barrett in a tie for 14th place. Meredith Taylor and Cayci Ruppe also competed in the Sapona Country Club qualifier, while 2009 signee Meredith Swanson participated in the qualifer at Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Roswell, Ga., on Monday.