Arjun Atwal, Anirban Lahiri miss cut at Wyndham golf

An inconsistent Arjun Atwal returned with even-par 70 but it was not sufficient to make progress in the end.

By Subhayan Dutta

Indian golfers Arjun Atwal and Anirban Lahiri endured a difficult day at the Sedgefield Country Club Course with both missing the cut for the weekend after the second round on Friday at the Wyndham Championship.

Veteran Arjun Atwal, winner of the 2010 Wyndham Championship, started his day well on the back nine by carding three straight pars and a birdie on par-4 13th.

However, his bogeys on the 14th and the 16th meant the 47-year-old was one-over half-way through the course.

On the front nine, Atwal carded another bogey on the par-4 second, his third in seven holes. 

The experienced golfer from Kolkata managed birdies on the fifth and eighth to end his second round on an even-par 70, but it was not enough for him to make the cut.

The outcome wasn’t any different for Arjun Atwal’s compatriot Anirban Lahiri either, who missed the cut with a one-over 71.

2010 Wyndham Championship winner Arjun Atwal ended the second round with even-par 70.

Post interval recovery not enough for Lahiri

Lahiri, the 2015 Indian Open champion, carded a bogey on the very first hole of the back nine and he never quite recovered from it.

After two straight pars, Anirban Lahiri carded a double bogey and a bogey on the 13th and the 14th to move two-over before a birdie on par-5 15th brought him some relief.

Lahiri then ended the back nine with consecutive pars to finish one-over that gave him some hope going into the front nine.

Lahiri carded birdies on the third and fifth, separated by a bogey on the par-4 fourth, as the Indian golfer moved one under.

He ended the day by carding three pars and a birdie but missed the cut eventually after finishing one-over 71.

The proceedings for the day, however, was led by USA’s Tom Hoge, who finished his second round two-under 68 to share the lead with compatriots Talor Gooch, Billy Horshcel and South Korea’s Kim Si-Woo.