Ernie misses Open cut

2010-07-17 11:35
Missed the Open cut (file)
St Andrews - St Andrews - Louis Oosthuizen's five-shot British Open lead remained intact on Saturday as the final 10 pairings finished their rounds following Friday's battering by the wind at St Andrews.

The players returned to the Old Course to resume play at 05h30 GMT but none could make significant inroads on the South African, whose second-round 67 gave him a 12-under total of 132 and the biggest halfway lead since American Bobby Clampett in the 1982 Open at Troon.

South Korean amateur Jin Jeong completed one hole, and his birdie at the 18th took him to six under and a share of third place alongside England's Lee Westwood, Paul Casey and Spaniard Alejandro Canizares.

Canizares was also among the early starters and he too birdied the 18th to go to six-under.

The third round will start at 09h00 GMT with Oosthuizen (15h40) going out last with 1989 champion Mark Calcavecchia, who is on seven under after benefiting from the best conditions early on Friday.

The cut came at two over with 77 players remaining for the final two rounds with South African Ernie Els one of the big name casualties to miss out on the weekend action, along with Padraig Harrington.

Dry and sunny intervals are forecast with winds not as strong as the violent gales that prompted a 65-minute suspension of play on Friday.

Open scores after the completion of the second round (The cut was set at 146.)

132 Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 65 67

137 Mark Calcavecchia (U.S.) 70 67

138 Paul Casey (Britain) 69 69, Lee Westwood (Britain) 67 71, Jin Jeong (South Korea) 68 70, Alejandro Canizares (Spain) 67 71

139 Tom Lehman (U.S.) 71 68, Ricky Barnes (U.S.) 68 71, Peter Hanson (Sweden) 66 73, Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain) 72 67, Graeme McDowell (Britain) 71 68, Retief Goosen (South Africa) 69 70, Sean O'Hair (U.S.) 67 72

140 Ignacio Garrido (Spain) 69 71, Toru Taniguchi (Japan) 70 70, Robert Karlsson (Sweden) 69 71, Martin Kaymer (Germany) 69 71, Nick Watney (U.S.) 67 73, Tiger Woods (U.S.) 67 73, Darren Clarke (Britain) 70 70

141 Shane Lowry (Ireland) 68 73, Vijay Singh (Fiji) 68 73, Yang Yong-eun (South Korea) 67 74, Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 69 72, Ryo Ishikawa (Japan) 68 73, Fredrik Andersson Hed (Sweden) 67 74 Bo Van Pelt (U.S.) 69 72

142 Jeff Overton (U.S.) 73 69, Bradley Dredge (Britain) 66 76, Alvaro Quiros (Spain) 72 70, Adam Scott (Australia) 72 70, Sergio Garcia (Spain) 71 71, Marcel Siem (Germany) 67 75, John Daly (U.S.) 66 76, Trevor Immelman (South Africa) 68 74, Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 68 74, J.B. Holmes (U.S.) 70 72

143 Simon Khan (Britain) 74 69, Andrew Coltart (Britain) 66 77, Lucas Glover (U.S.) 67 76, Rory McIlroy (Britain) 63 80, Camilo Villegas (Colombia) 68 75

144 Peter Senior (Australia) 73 71, Kevin Na (U.S.) 70 74, Marc Leishman (Australia) 73 71, Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 73 71, Thomas Aiken (South Africa) 71 73, John Senden (Australia) 68 76, Simon Dyson (Britain) 69 75, Robert Allenby (Australia) 69 75, Ian Poulter (Britain) 71 73, Stewart Cink (U.S.) 70 74, Stephen Gallacher (Britain) 71 73, Zane Scotland (Britain) 70 74, Kim Kyung-tae (South Korea) 70 74

145 Colm Moriarty (Ireland) 72 73, Scott Verplank (U.S.) 72 73, Luke Donald (Britain) 73 72, Steve Stricker (U.S.) 71 74, Colin Montgomerie (Britain) 74 71, Edoardo Molinari (Italy) 69 76, Heath Slocum (U.S.) 71 74, Steve Marino (U.S.) 69 76, Hunter Mahan (U.S.) 69 76, Ross Fisher (Britain) 68 77, Jason Day (Australia) 71 74, Steven Tiley (Britain) 66 79

146 Hirofumi Miyase (Japan) 71 75, Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 79 67, Zach Johnson (U.S.) 72 74, Richard Johnson (Sweden) 73 73, Danny Chia (Malaysia) 69 77, Robert Rock (Britain) 68 78, Soren Kjeldsen (Denmark) 72 74, Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 71 75, Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 72 74, Tom Pernice Jr. (U.S.) 72 74

(Missed cut: Ernie Els (148 - 69, 79), Mike Weir, Angel Cabrera, Jim Furyk, Geoff Ogilvy, Padraig Harrington)



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