Warwick grad Weaver plays in U.S. Open

Warwick graduate Alli Weaver and caddie Sean Hennessy walk down the fairway on the 18th hole during the third round of the U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Lancaster Country Club on Saturday. Weaver, a Warick High School graduate, is an assistant pro at Lancaster C.C. and played as a marker with Haruka Morita-Wanyaolu in the first group.

Here she is talking about the LCC course prior to the US Open:

Here she is talking about the best parts of the Lancaster Country Club course for fans to watch the 2015 U.S. Open.

Here Alli discusses the 12th hole.

Lancaster Country Club’s own Alli Weaver wore a wide smile Saturday afternoon following an unexpected round of golf.

At around 5:30 a.m., Weaver was offered the chance of a lifetime, to mark the course with China’s Haruka Morita-WanyaoLu in the first pairing on championship Saturday at the 70th U.S. Women’s Open.

It was just enough time to pack her golf bag and hit the range for her 8:24 a.m. tee time.

“It definitely didn’t get any easier. My nerves really never let up,” said Weaver, an assistant club pro at LCC who attempted to qualify for the major championship at New Jersey’s Galloway National Golf Club last month.

“It was just really cool to see the members out here. It just shows how much interest they have in you being out there. It was really neat to see that.”

After word spread that Weaver would tee it up, local golf fans started crowding around the day’s opening twosome. Unofficially, Weaver posted 82, but the experience was all that mattered.

“The rough is really thick. It was fun to hit out of but I tried to avoid it the rest of the day,” Weaver said.

And the greens? “Quick. I’ve been watching them the past couple of days and they seemed a lot faster today. I had a triple and a double so, ignoring that, I played well.”

Still beaming from her four-hour loop, Weaver might get a second shot at the course she’s played “a hundred times.” Weaver will likely have a new partner – Morita-Wanyaolu carded 75 Saturday and sits at 9-over for the championship – but that hardly matters.

“They said something that I would [play Sunday] but I’m not 100-percent sure,” said Weaver. “I’ve got to go through the boss first.”