Atwal makes cut at Players Championships Golf

Last Updated: May 14, 2011, 16:53 PM IST

Ponte Vedra (US): For the second day running Arjun Atwal began well but only to suffer a mid-round lapse before closing better for a two-under 70 that saw him make the cut in the Players Championships Golf at the TPC Sawgrass on US PGA Tour.

At one-under 143 he is tied 47th.

Atwal, this time began from the tenth and birdied the 10th and 11th -- he birdied the first and second in first round -- and then added a third birdie on 16th. But bogeys on second, fourth and seventh negated that good start.

He did manage to avert a complete slid with birdies on sixth and eighth.

David Toms, 44, climbed to the top with a four-under 68 that gave him a one-shot lead over first round leader Nick Watney.

Toms, who won his only Major more than 10 years ago, was 10-under 134 through 36 holes while Watney (71) was second at 135.

Four players -- Graeme McDowell (69), Steve Stricker (67), Luke Donald (67) and Lucas Glover (71) -- were tied third at eight-under.

PTI