Atwal misses cut at US Open

Pebble Beach: The turnaround that
Arjun Atwal needed did not happen and the Indian golfer missed
the cut at the US Open after carding a disastrous four-over 75
for the second successive day here.

The Orlando-based pro signed off with a total of
eight-over 150.

It was an ominous start to the proceedings as Atwal
stumbled to a bogey on the first. Another bogey followed on
the third hole as Atwal made the turn two-over.

The back-nine seemed no better as Atwal continued his
bogey spree, dropping two more on the 10th and 12th. He
finally found a birdie on the 13th but back-to-back bogeys on
the 16th and 17th put paid to any hopes of a revival.

However, he did manage to gain a shot on the closing hole
but that wasn`t good enough as he missed the cut by a stroke.

Ireland`s Graeme McDowell (68) took a two-stroke lead
with a total of three-under 139.


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