Arjun Atwal Makes The Cut at St Jude Classic

Updated: 12 June 2016 01:24 IST

Arjun Atwal is currently tied 47th after his two round total of even par 140

Arjun Atwal Makes The Cut at St Jude Classic
Atwal is the only Indian winner of a PGA Tour event. © AFP

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Arjun Atwal, playing only his second PGA Tour event this season and first in this calendar year, shot two-under 68 to make the cut the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

After his two round total of even par 140, he is tied 47th.

After a first round 72, Atwal, the only Indian winner of a PGA Tour event, started from the tenth and had five birdies against three bogeys. "It's nice to get into weekend action in a PGA Tour event after a long time," said Atwal.

Daniel Berger shot a season-best 6-under 64 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead. Berger had six birdies in his bogey-free morning round to reach 9-under 131 at TPC Southwind, and nobody caught him atop the leaderboard.

Berger has started well, despite breaking in a new driver and 3-wood after his old clubs finally cracked last week from age.

Tom Hoge, part of a three-way tie for the lead after the first round, was second after a 69. He birdied the final two holes in the next to last group. The 2012 winner, Dustin Johnson, had a chance to catch Berger until dropping three strokes on the final two holes.

Johnson finished with a 69 after squandering a fine run of four birdies and an eagle with three bogeys and a double bogey on No. 18 with what he called bad swings at the end.

That finish left Johnson tied with Phil Mickelson (65) and Brooks Koepka (65) at 5 under. Shawn Stefani, one of the first-round leaders, shot a 71 and was tied with eight others at 4 under, including Brian Gay (70).

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Highlights
  • Arjun Atwal made the cut at St Jude Classic
  • Arjun Atwal was playing only his second PGA Tour event this season
  • After his two round total of even par 140, Atwal is tied 47th
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