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Atwal, Chopra miss cut at Nevada

Arjun Atwal

(Reno) Nevada:  Arjun Atwal and Daniel Chopra missed the halfway cut at the Barracuda Championship golf tournament here.

Both the players, playing with limited starts on PGA Tour this season, ended way down yesterday with negative points in the only event on the PGA Tour that is played on the Modified Stableford points system.

Atwal, who had just one birdie in 36 holes ended with nine negative points and Chopra, who had two birdies in both first and second rounds, finished with four negative points.

Andres Gonzales had 11 birdies and a bogey in a 21-point second round to move for a share of the lead with Brendan Steele.

Steele matched Gonzales at 26 points after two rounds scoring 18 points with an eagle, seven birdies and a bogey in the second round at Montreux Golf and Country Club.

Players receive eight points for double eagle, five for eagle, two for birdie, zero for par, minus-one for bogey and minus-three for double bogey or worse.

JJ Henry, the 2012 winner, was two points back along with Sweden’s Jonas Blixt. Henry had an 11-point round, and Blixt scored 12 points. Kyle Reifers was at 23 after a 14-point round.

Geoff Ogilvy, the winner last year, had six points to miss the cut. Last season, he finished with a tournament-record 49 points for a five-point victory.

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