Anirban makes the cut, 3-way tie for National lead

Anirban Lahiri shot four over 74 in the second round of Quicken Loans National. Beau Hossler, Ryan Armour and Brian Gay tied for the halfway lead

Anirban Lahiri at Travelers Championship

AP on PGA TOUR – June 30, 2018: Beau Hossler has been hanging around the lead on the weekend in search of his first PGA TOUR victory, and he gets another chance at the Quicken Loans National. Anirban Lahiri, who turned 31 on Friday, had a difficult day at work. The Indian shot four over 74 to make the cut on the line at one over 141 through 36 holes.

Hossler, the 23-year-old in his first full year on the tour, birdied four of his last five holes and finished with a 35-foot birdie putt on No. 18 for a 4-under 66, giving him a share of the lead with Ryan Armour and Brian Gay.

Armour (65) and Gay (64) each made short birdies on the par-3 ninth hole to finish their rounds and tie for lead.

Tiger Woods finished a steamy morning on the TPC Potomac at Avenel with two pars that felt just as big. On a day in which he made seven birdies — all but two of them from 15 feet or longer — Woods didn’t let a good round go to waste at the end. He saved par from the bunker on the eighth and ninths holes for a 65. That matched his low score of the year and left him four shots behind, the closest he has been going into the weekend since he was two shots back at the Valspar Championship.

“I’m not that far back,” Woods said. “The scores aren’t going to be that low and it’s going to be a tough weekend. It will be over 100 degrees and it will be a long weekend mentally and physically. I’m in a good position now.”

Hossler has at least a share of the 36-hole lead for the third time this year, and he had a close call in the Houston Open, losing in a playoff to Ian Poulter. He has shot in the 60s in 21 of his last 38 rounds.

“I’ve had a lot of really good rounds. Unfortunately, I’ve had some kind of high ones that are uncharacteristic for me,” Hossler said. “I think that was six in a row in the 60s, so I’m feeling good. I’m getting it in play nicely off the tee and I’m rolling the putter really well, so that obviously helps.”

Anirban endures a tough round

Anirban Lahiri hit 9 of 18 greens in regulation during his second round at the Quicken Loans National, finishing at 1 over for the tournament. Lahiri finished his day tied for 66th at 1 over;

After a 292 yard drive on the 560-yard par-5 10th, Lahiri chipped his third shot to 3 feet, which he rolled for one-putt birdie on the hole. This moved Lahiri to 1 under for the round.

On the 299-yard par-4 14th Lahiri hit his tee shot 301 yards to the green. He ended up two putting for a birdie. This moved Lahiri to 2 under for the round.

On the 490-yard par-4 15th, Lahiri had a bogey after hitting the green in 3 and two putting, moving Lahiri to 1 under for the round.

At the 412-yard par-4 16th, Lahiri’s tee shot went 274 yards to the left rough, his second shot went 112 yards to the front center greenside bunker, his third shot went 6 yards to the left intermediate rough, and his chip went 9 yards to the green where he had a one-putt for a bogey. This moved Lahiri to even for the round.

At the 190-yard par-3 17th, Lahiri hit a tee shot 182 yards at the green, setting himself up for the 24-foot putt for birdie. This moved Lahiri to 1 under for the round.

After a 247 yard drive on the 440-yard par-4 fourth, Lahiri chipped his third shot to 10 feet, which he rolled for two-putt bogey on the hole. This moved Lahiri to 2 over for the round.

Lahiri had a penalty on the 484-yard par-4 15th. He reached the green in five and finished with a one-putt double bogey. This moved Lahiri to 4 over for the day.

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