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Ryan Fox makes cut at PGA Championship

Ryan Fox PGA Championship golf
Ryan Fox sits at two-under, with the projected cut at the PGA Championship at one-under. PHOTO: GOLF NZ

New Zealand's No 1 golfer Ryan Fox is almost certain to make the cut at the PGA Championship.

Fox sits in a share of 51st at two-under after the second round at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday (Saturday NZ Time), 10 strokes off the lead and one shot above the projected cut-line.

The world No 57 carded a three-under 68 on day two, featuring five birdies and two bogeys, to climb 34 places, leaving him almost assured of playing the weekend with 18 players yet to complete their second rounds.

Starting at the 10th hole in the after wave, Fox started his round birdie-bogey, with another bogey at the 16th followed by back-to-back birdies at the 17th and 18th, making the turn back at even-par.

Fox made a tap-in birdie at the par-five first, rolled in an 18-footer for birdie at the par-four 17th and almost chipped in for eagle from 66 yards on the 18th.

The 37-year-old put his approach shot to within three feet at the par-four fourth for another tap-in birdie, before just missing a 20-foot putt for eagle at the par-five seventh, getting him back into red numbers for the week.

It was another story for Kazuma Kobori, playing his first major, who shot a six-over 77, featuring two birdies, six bogeys and a double-bogey, on Friday (Saturday NZT) to drop to 139th at eight-over, missing the cut.

Similarly, Lydia Ko missed the 36-hole cut at the LPGA Tour's Americas Open in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Ko could only manage a five-over 77, featuring two birdies, five bogeys and a double-bogey, in the second round at the Liberty National Golf Club on Friday (Saturday NZT), falling to a share of 96th, missing the cut by six strokes.

At the Ladies European Tour's German Masters, Momoka Kobori made the cut by two strokes after a one-over 73 in the second round at the Golf and Country Club Seddiner See on Friday (Saturday NZT).

Kobori made four birdies and five bogeys to rise to a tie for 30th at three-over after 36 holes, seven shots behind the leader.


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