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Friday 17 August 2018

Harrington survives to make Georgia cut

Pádraig Harrington
Pádraig Harrington

Independent.ie newsdesk

Pádraig Harrington survived a roller-coaster second day at the RSM Classic in Georgia to make the halfway cut by the skin of his teeth.

The Dubliner shot a second-round 67 - which included seven birdies and four bogeys - to finish on four-under for the event, one inside the cut of minus-three.

However, both Seamus Power and Graeme McDowell fell on the wrong side of that mark at the Sea Island Resort.

Two back-nine bogeys saw Power miss out by one on two-under after a one-over 71 yesterday, while McDowell fired a 68 for a one-under-par two-round total.

Harrington, meanwhile, took the scenic route to the weekend. Consecutive bogeys on his fourth and fifth holes were followed by four successive birdies.

Two more bogeys on his 13th and 14th holes then left him outside the cut but he fired in two more birdies on 15 and 17 to complete an adventurous day.

American duo Austin Cook and Brian Gay on 14-under and 13-under respectively took control of the event at the halfway stage. Cook shot a flawless 62, while Gay had just one bogey in a 64.

A trio of players are four adrift of Gay on nine-under, while Brandt Snedeker, making his comeback from injury, is a shot further back on eight-under.

Irish Independent

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