The relief on Drew Weaver's face was clearly visible as he tapped in his final par putt Friday to win the seventh annual Spring Creek Classic, the penultimate tournament on the eGolf Pro Tour schedule.
Weaver won his fourth Tour title, and first in over two years, by one stroke over five-time Tour winner Ryan Nelson. The Virginia Tech alum posted five birdies over his final 11 holes at Spring Creek to close with a 3-under 69, good for a 14-under-par card.
"It's a nice feeling of relief to get back in the winner's circle and I always say it doesn't matter what level you're playing at, winning is tough, and it was today for sure," Weaver said. "I hung in there really well and was able to close it out thankfully."
With steady rain coming down throughout much of the morning, Weaver faltered early with bogeys on Nos. 2 and 3 to give up the two-stroke lead he came into the day with. He then went par-birdie-par on 4-5-6 before giving a stroke back seven.
That would be his final bogey of the round, however, as he gained momentum heading to the back nine with birdies on No. 8 and 9, then picked up three more birdies on the back nine to distance himself from Nelson's challenge.
"My game has been trending in the right direction for the last six weeks," Weaver said. "Just trying to stay really patient and let good things happen instead of forcing things and did more of the same today. Got off to a pretty rough start and was able to fight back and really proud of the way I made those birdies and got back in it."
Stanardsville native and fellow Virginia Tech grad Mikey Moyers shot a final-round two-over 72 to finish tied for 23rd at -1 in his first eGolf event.
Former Virginia standout Will Collins finished well at the Tournament, shooting a 1-under 71 to finish two-under, tied for 20th.
The full Spring Creek Classic leaderboard can be found here