Atwal makes cut at the Memorial

Dublin (USA): Arjun Atwal turned in a modest
one-under 71 in the second round but managed to make the cut
at tied 49th in the PGA Tour`s Memorial Golf Tournament.

In a reversal of birdies and bogeys, he had one more of
birdie and one less of a bogey than the first round to be even
par for two rounds at 144.

At the Murifield Golf course, he bogeyed the third, but
birdied sixth, seventh and ninth to turn in two-under.

A birdie on 12th meant he was three-under, but two lapses
on 13th and 18th saw him drop down to one-under for the day.

Meanwhile Steve Stricker, who has never finished in
top-10 at this event in past 11 years, knocked in a
hole-in-one while capturing the sole lead at the event.

Stricker hit a 6-iron on the 188-yard eighth hole, which
was his 17th, for an ace. He birdied the 18th for a five-under
67, that put him three shots ahead of a four-man pack in tied

Stricker was at nine-under 135, three shots clear of Rory
McIlroy (72), Ricky Barnes (70), Jonathan Byrd (67) and
Australian Rod Pampling (66), who lost his PGA Tour card last


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