16 May 2009

No joy in Texas for NZ golfers

11:49 am on 16 May 2009

The New Zealand golfers Grant Waite, Tim Wilkinson and Phil Tataurangi have missed the cut in the US PGA's Texas Open.

Waite slipped out of contention after a four over par 74 second round dropped him to two over, three off the cut of one under.

Wilkinson's 71 left him just a shot off the cut on even par while Tataurangi's 76 gave him no chance, finishing near the bottom of the leaderboard.

The American Paul Goydos leads after backing up a sizzling 63 with a 65 to go 12 under.

And the New Zealand golfers Mark Brown and Michael Campbell have both missed the cut at the Irish Open.

A local amateur, Shane Lowry, shot a 10-under-par 62 to lead by two strokes.