Arjun Atwal carded a modest one-under 71 but managed to make the cut at tied 57th after the second round of the Wells Fargo Golf Championships.
Atwal struck three birdies and a double bogey in his second round card.
Atwal birdied the first, eighth and 10th but a double bogey on the par-five seventh hole, which he birdied in the first round, left him one-under 143 overall.
Pat Perez played a fine round of six-under 65 that took him to a two-shot lead going into the weekend. He is now 12-under 132.
The second spot is tied between Bill Haas, the first round leader, who added a second round 70. He is 10-under alongside Jonathan Byrd, who carded a 68.
Lucas Glover, six-under through 10 holes, ended with a 67 and shares the fourth place with Phil Mickelson (66) at nine-under. Vijay Singh of Fiji (68-68) is tied with Carl Petterson and Stewart Cink.