Archive for Saturday, January 17, 2009

Woodland misses Sony cut

The former KU golfer was playing in his first PGA tournament.

January 17, 2009


— Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland’s second day as a PGA tour professional didn’t go as well as his first.

Undone by a pair of triple-bogeys, Woodland fired a 75 Friday in the second round of the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

Woodland finished at 3-over par and missed the cut by two strokes. He made just one putt of longer than 6 feet Friday. In the opening round, Woodland shot a 68, good for tied for 13th. After the second day, he was tied for 96th out of 144 golfers.

Tom Pernice Jr. from Kansas City and Australian Nathan Green are tied for the Sony Open lead at 8-under par.

Woodland is set to play next week in the 50th Bob Hope Classic in California.

Tadd Fujikawa, the 18-year-old who turned pro after his sophomore year in high school, secured his first PGA Tour paycheck by ripping two shots onto the green at the par-5 ninth for a birdie and a 69. Shigeki Maruyama had a 68 and was one shot behind, and the dozen players within four shots of the lead included former Masters champion Zach Johnson, Mercedes-Benz Championship winner Geoff Ogilvy, Boo Weekley and David Toms.


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