Shane Lowry and Pádraig Harrington lose PGA Tour cards

Snedeker retains lead at Wyndham Championship while Power faces nervous wait

Shane Lowry missed the cut at the Wyndham Championship. Photograph: Jared C. Tilton/Getty

Shane Lowry missed the cut at the Wyndham Championship. Photograph: Jared C. Tilton/Getty

 

Shane Lowry and Pádraig Harrington have lost their PGA Tour cards after they both missed the cut at the Wyndham Championship.

Needing to secure a top-eight finish in order to secure playing priveleges for next year, Lowry could only manage a second consecutive 69 on Friday, leaving him a stroke outside of the three under par cut mark.

Harrington followed up a first round 69 with a 73 in Greensboro, leaving him well off the pace on two over par.

Séamus Power’s week also came to a premature end after he shot a 69 on Friday, and he now faces a nervous wait to see if his Tour card is secure for next season - he lies 123rd in the Fed Ex Cup rankings, but is likely be knocked out of the top-125 after a disappointing week.

Graeme McDowell was the only Irish golfer to make it into the weekend - he shot a second round 67 to move to three under par.

Meanwhile Brandt Snedeker held on to his lead at the Wyndham Championship after carding a second-round 67 — a day after shooting the 10th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history.

The American took the first-round lead after joining the elite 59 club, and continued to set the pace on 14 under overall on day two, but not before losing the lead as three wayward drives on the front nine left him one-over 36 at the turn.

The 37-year-old recovered to shoot a clean back nine, including two birdies and an eagle, and finish two shots ahead of compatriot DA Points.

Quoted on the PGA Tour website, Snedeker said: “I knew it was going to be tough, it wasn’t going to be the same way it was yesterday.

“Kind of battling the emotion of everybody pulling hard for you, wanting to see you do it again. So the front nine was disappointing. I didn’t really drive it well, didn’t do anything particularly well on the front nine.

“I pulled myself together on the back nine, made some good swings, made a few putts. To shoot four under on the back nine was nice. Got a few back and back in the lead, back in a good frame of mind going in the weekend.”

Points, who has missed the cut 15 times over his last 16 PGA Tour tournaments, carded a blemish-free round of six-under 64 for second place in North Carolina, while Tawian’s CT Pan sits three off the lead at 11-under overall at the halfway stage.

Sergio Garcia is in the hunt in the Wyndham Championship. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty
Sergio Garcia is in the hunt in the Wyndham Championship. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty

Six players are tied for fourth on nine-under, including Sergio Garcia.

The Spaniard fired a round of five-under 65, to get within five shots of the lead, as he looks to impress Thomas Bjorn and force his way on to the European Ryder Cup team for the clash in Paris at the end of September.

Collated second round scores in the Wyndham Championship (USA unless stated, par 70):

126 Brandt Snedeker 59 67
128 D.A. Points 64 64
129 Cheng-Tsung Pan (Tai) 65 64
131 Peter Malnati 66 65, Sergio Garcia (Spa) 66 65, David Hearn (Can) 64 67, Keith Mitchell 65 66, Brett Stegmaier 64 67, Harris English 66 65
132 Trey Mullinax 67 65, Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 65 67, Doug Ghim 68 64, Nick Taylor (Can) 65 67, Jonathan Byrd 64 68
133 Scott Brown 68 65, Brian Gay 70 63, Denny McCarthy 66 67, Abraham Ancer (Mex) 64 69, Jim Furyk 65 68, Ryan Blaum 67 66, John Oda 63 70, Ryan Armour 65 68, Brice Garnett 65 68, Henrik Stenson (Swe) 68 65, Ryan Moore 63 70
134 Chris Kirk 69 65, Jason Dufner 66 68, Sung Kang (Kor) 65 69, Webb Simpson 66 68, Sang-moon Bae (Kor) 67 67, Cameron Percy (Aus) 67 67, Billy Horschel 66 68, Corey Conners (Can) 65 69
135 Stephan Jaeger (Ger) 67 68, Xin-jun Zhang (Chn) 68 67, Harold Varner III 66 69, Martin Laird (Sco) 69 66, Dylan Meyer 67 68, Patrick Rodgers 68 67, Tom Hoge 69 66
136 Shawn Stefani 68 68, Rory Sabbatini (Rsa) 69 67, Sam Ryder 72 64, Chesson Hadley 68 68, Sam Saunders 66 70, Jamie Lovemark 66 70, Ricky Barnes 66 70, Michael Thompson 66 70, Mackenzie Hughes (Can) 68 68, Kevin Tway 67 69, Johnson Wagner 70 66
137 Jason Kokrak 69 68, Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) 69 68, Hudson Swafford 67 70, Martin Flores 64 73, Richy Werenski 68 69, Danny Lee (Nzl) 68 69, Julian Suri 71 66, Ollie Schniederjans 64 73, Bill Haas 69 68, Graeme McDowell (NIrl) 70 67, Roberto Diaz (Mex) 68 69, Scott Piercy 70 67, Lanto Griffin 69 68, William McGirt 69 68, Jonas Blixt (Swe) 69 68, Conrad Shindler 69 68, Billy Hurley III 68 69, Joaquin Niemann (Chi) 68 69, Blayne Barber 68 69, Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng) 70 67

The following players did not make the cut:

138 Brian Stuard 72 66, Scott Stallings 67 71, Will Zalatoris 71 67, Nicholas Lindheim 69 69, Ernie Els (Rsa) 68 70, Shane Lowry (Irl) 69 69, Russell Henley 68 70, Zecheng Dou (Chn) 71 67, Mickey DeMorat 69 69, Tyrone Van Aswegen (Rsa) 68 70, Stuart Appleby (Aus) 69 69, Jason Bohn 71 67, Norman Xiong 68 70, Martin Piller 70 68, Alex Cejka (Ger) 67 71, Arjun Atwal (Ind) 72 66, T.J Vogel 69 69
139 Steve Stricker 70 69, Andrew Yun 68 71, Vaughn Taylor 68 71, Davis Love III 71 68, David Lingmerth (Swe) 69 70, Ben Crane 70 69, Talor Gooch 72 67, John Huh 70 69, Dominic Bozzelli 68 71
140 Brendan Steele 70 70, Benjamin Silverman (Can) 71 69, Matt Jones (Aus) 70 70, Cody Gribble 74 66, Zac Blair 67 73, Fabian Gomez (Arg) 68 72
141 Stewart Jolly 70 71, Nick Watney 70 71, Robert Garrigus 71 70, Daniel Berger 70 71, Chad Campbell 68 73, J.J. Henry 69 72, Peter Uihlein 71 70, Sean O’Hair 72 69, Ken Duke 68 73, Shane Bertsch 69 72, Brandon Harkins 72 69, Tommy Gainey 67 74
142 Brian Davis (Eng) 67 75, Doc Redman 68 74, George McNeill 72 70, Kris Blanks 72 70, Parker McLachlin 71 71, Steve Wheatcroft 71 71, Padraig Harrington (Irl) 69 73
143 Hunter Mahan 70 73, Rod Pampling (Aus) 73 70, Tyler Duncan 70 73, Jhonattan Vegas (Ven) 70 73, Jonathan Randolph 71 72, Seamus Power (Irl) 74 69
144 JT Poston 71 73, Adam Schenk 69 75, Retief Goosen (Rsa) 71 73, Kyle Thompson 72 72, Bronson Burgoon 71 73, Whee Kim (Kor) 70 74, Grayson Murray 70 74, Carl Pettersson (Swe) 69 75, Cameron Tringale 71 73
145 Brendon Ger Jonge (Zim) 71 74, Ethan Tracy 74 71, Rob Oppenheim 70 75, Wesley Bryan 68 77, Matt Atkins 72 73, Matt Every 68 77, Daniel Summerhays 74 71, Robert Streb 73 72
146 Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn) 71 75, Derek Fathauer 71 75, Andres Romero (Arg) 71 75
147 John Merrick 71 76, Dicky Pride 72 75
148 James Driscoll 69 79
149 Si Woo Kim (Kor) 73 76

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