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Lahiri shoots second straight 68, makes cut, as Kuchar leads in Hawaii

Press Trust of India  |  Honolulu 

played extremely well in the second round and yet came back only with a two-under 68 for the second successive day to be placed Tied 35th at the Open in

Lahiri, who is playing his first event of 2019, is now four-under 136.

could not complain about the quality of his hitting as hit 11 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens in regulation, but also missed a lot of putts. had five birdies and three bogeys.

Matt Kuchar, who loves to spend in whenever his schedule allows, shot a second successive 63 to move to 14-under 126 and leads by two over

Kuchar ran off four birdies in five holes to start his second round Friday, handled the par 5s at Waialae again and finished with another round 63.

"To shoot 7 under back-to-back is unexpected, but awfully excited," said Kuchar. Kuchar was at 14-under 126, matching the lowest 36-hole score of his career.

Putnam, playing in the afternoon, had a bogey-free 65 and was one shot behind. Chez Reavie (65) and (62) were four behind. Reavie made more eagles three - than birdies, of which he had only one.

had a short week despite a 66 in second round and missed the cut by one shot. He had 73 in the first round.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 13:45 IST