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Lahiri misses the cut at Farmers Insurance Open

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Press Trust of India  |  San Diego 

Anirban Lahiri will spend the weekend away from action as he missed his second cut in three weeks despite an under par round of one-under 71 on the second day of the Farmers Insurance Open here.

Lahiri needed a birdie on his closing hole but instead he double bogeyed it and crashed out. He had a double bogey in the first round, had another double in the second, and missed the cut by three shots.

Teeing off from tenth, Lahiri had four birdies in his first eight holes. However, the remaining 10 holes saw two bogeys, a birdie and a closing double bogey on Par-5 ninth.

It has been a rough ride for Lahiri after getting his card back through the Korn Ferry Finals.

In nine starts starting with Greenbrier, the Indian has made only three cuts and has a best of T45 at Sanderson Farms.

A strain forced him to withdraw after two rounds in Bermuda.

Among others, Tiger Woods (69-71) had a stressful start with a four-putt double bogey from 27 feet but he recovered with four birdies between sixth and tenth.

He bogeyed twice more on 12th and 17th but closed with a birdie for 71 to lie T17, sharing the spot with Rory McIlroy (67-73), Jordan Spieth (70-70) and Jason Day (73-67).

Woods is going for his record 83rd victory on the PGA TOUR at a course where he has won more times than anyone. Woods was nine behind after 36 holes when he shot 62-65 to win in 1999.

Many big names exited at the halfway stage, including defending champion Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Rickie Fowler, US Open champion Gary Woodland and Phil Mickelson.

Ryan Palmer, playing on the North Course, shot 62 after first round 72 to move to the top at 10-under. His 62 included 11 birdies and a bogey on closing 18th.

Brandt Snedeker (69-67) was second at 8-under, while four players -- Sebastian Cappelen (66-71), Jhonattan Vegas (69-68), JB Holmes (68-69) and Matthew NeSmith were T3.

Patrick Reed (69-69) and Keegan Bradley (66-72), who shared the first round lead with Cappelen, were among tied seventh.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sat, January 25 2020. 13:20 IST
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