Inconsistent driving in Friday's second round dropped Tony Finau far out of contention in the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in New York.
The Lehi resident made the 36-hole cut in an eighth straight major tournament, though. Finau posted three bogeys, two birdies and a double bogey for a 73 that left him at 3 over par, just inside the cut as of the completion of his round. The cut line later rose to 4 over.
Finau has hit only 11 of 28 fairways in two rounds. He hit nine greens in regulation Friday, while scrambling well enough for make the cut. Starting his round on No. 10, Finau stood 3 over through 10 holes. He then birdied the par-4 No. 2 from 4 feet and the par-4 No. 5 from 20 feet. A poor drive into the trees on the right side caused him to double-bogey No. 9, after he took a penalty stroke.
Glenwild Golf Club teaching pro Craig Hocknull missed the cut, although he played somewhat better in the second round after an opening with an 82. Hocknull shot a 77 with two birdies, seven bogeys and a double bogey on the par-4 No. 6. He played that hole in 15 strokes over two days.
In the U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Southern Pines, N.C., Utah Valley University coach Sue Nyhus missed the cut after shooting 85-87.