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Archive for Saturday, March 10, 2001

Tryon makes Honda cut

Parnevik maintains tournament lead

March 10, 2001

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— Jesper Parnevik maintained the lead and Ty Tryon stayed in the spotlight. Parnevik shot a 5-under-par 67 Friday in the second round of the Honda Classic and was three strokes ahead of John Huston (67), Mark Calcavecchia (68) and Chris Smith (68). Parnevik was at 132, 12 under after 36 holes on TPC at Heron Bay.

But Tryon, a 16-year-old high school sophomore from Orlando, garnered much of the attention for the second straight day. Doing something that even Tiger Woods never did, Tryon made the cut in his first PGA Tour event. He was 1-over on a windy afternoon, but it was good enough to make him the second-youngest player to make the cut in a PGA Tour event.

Bob Panasik was 15 years, 8 months old when he made the cut at the 1957 Canadian Open. At 16 years, 9 months, Tryon finished the first two rounds at 140. The cut was 142.

Woods was nine months younger than Tryon when he was given a sponsor's exemption into the Los Angeles Open in 1992. But he missed the cut with rounds of 72 and 75.

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