Arjun Atwal shoots a fine 66 at Wyndham Championship

Arjun Atwal swallowed a bitter pill, missing the cut on knife's edge despite a brilliant 66 in the second round at Greensboro

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Arjun Atwal at the Barracuda Championship

August 18, 2018: Arjun Atwal entered the Wyndham Championship hoping to recreate the magic that helped him to victory in 2010. The Indian legend has great memories at Sedgefield and has been in good form recently. After starting the week with a two over 72, Arjun had his back against the wall. The 45-year-old turned the clock back with a stellar round on Saturday but fell marginally short, missing the cut despite his 66. Brandt Snedeker followed through with a 67 to reach the weekend with a two-stroke advantage over D.A. Points.

Points was a picture of consistency, producing a second straight 64 to move up to 12-under through 36 holes. C.T. Pan also shot a 64, adding to his first round 65, to end the second day at 11-under. Six players were in T4, all tied at nine under.

Snedeker was going to always struggle to repeat, after that 59 in the first round. But he kept his focus intact to shoot a disciplined 67 that included three bogeys on the front nine.

Atwal started the day at two over. He shot four under on Friday, but at 2-under through 36, he fell just one stroke shy of making the cut.

Arjun hit 14 of 18 greens in regulation during his second round at the Wyndham Championship and had a good round of putting, with no misses on putts within 10 feet. Atwal finished his day tied for 73rd at 2 under Brandt Snedeker is in 1st at 14 under, D.A. Points is in 2nd at 12 under, and C.T. Pan is in 3rd at 11 under.

After a drive to the left side of the fairway on the 442-yard par-4 second hole, Arjun Atwal had a 147-yard approach shot, setting himself up for the birdie. This moved Arjun Atwal to 1 under for the round.

On the 529-yard par-5 fifth hole, Atwal reached the green in 3 and sunk a 20-foot putt for birdie. This moved Atwal to 2 under for the round.

On the 374-yard par-4 eighth hole, Atwal reached the green in 2 and sunk a 15-foot putt for birdie. This moved Atwal to 3 under for the round.

At the 486-yard par-4 11th, Atwal reached the green in 2 and rolled a 36-foot putt for birdie. This put Atwal at 4 under for the round.

On the 405-yard par-4 13th, Atwal had a bogey after hitting the green in 2 and three-putting, moving Atwal to 4 under for the round.

On the 545-yard par-5 15th hole, Atwal reached the green in 3 and sunk a 13-foot putt for birdie. This moved Atwal to 5 under for the round.

On the 175-yard par-3 16th, Atwal’s tee shot went 178 yards to the left side of the fairway and his chip went 25 yards to the green where he rolled a two-putt for bogey. This moved him to 4 under for the round.

 

With inputs from the PGA TOUR

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