May 19, 2017
IRVING, Texas - UTA director of golf Stuart Deane was unable to overcome a tough 5-hole stretch late in today's round to miss the cut at the 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas.
Deane, a native of Brisbane, Australia, turned in rounds of 70-77 to finish the tournament with a 7-over par 147, just five shots off the cutline of 2-over par. A number of notable PGA Tour standouts were unable to overcome the windy conditions to advance to tomorrow's third round, including former world number one Jordan Spieth.
One of 11 Aussies in the field, Deane placed himself in position to make the cut in the 72-hole event after carding an even par 70 in yesterday's first round. He started today's second round on the back nine and moved to 1-under par when he drained an 11-foot putt to make birdie on the par 4 No. 11.
Deane dropped a stroke with a bogey on the par 3 No. 13 but reeled-off four straight pars to remain at even par with 10 holes remaining.
After hitting a solid drive down the right side of the fairway in front of thousands of fans on the 18th hole, he missed the green on his approach before chipping to within seven feet of the hole. Deane missed the putt then tapped-in from 6-inches away to finish the back nine at 1-over par.
He rebounded with a par after the turn, before making bogey on No. 2 to drop to 2-over par. Following a par on No. 3, Deane suffered 5-straight bogeys before finishing with a par on No. 9 to finish the round at 7-over par.
Jason Kokrak shot a bogey-free eight-under-par 62 on Friday for a record five-stroke lead after two rounds. The 128th-ranked player in the world, he matched the Nelson's 36-hole record at 12-under after his career-best scoring round. No player has ever registered a bigger lead after two rounds.
Billy Horschel was second at seven under after three consecutive birdies to finish a 65. Dustin Johnson, the world's No. 1 player, had his second consecutive 67 and was among six players tied for third.
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