5 Sep 2009

Two New Zealanders make cut in Switzerland

4:11 pm on 5 September 2009

Former US Open golf champion Michael Campbell battled leg pain to make the cut for only the second time his year while rookie European tour professional Danny Lee got to play his second consecutive weekend at the European Masters in Switzerland.

Campbell carded rounds of 69 and 71 on the alpine Crans-sur-Sierre course but had to take at least three painkillers for pain in his right leg.

19 year old Lee followed his first round even par 71 with a 67 to lie four under par and in a tie for 30th place.

Campbell had complained of soreness in his right knee after his opening round which medical staff attributed to a collapsed arch in his right foot.

In 16 tournaments on the European Tour this year the only other occasion Campbell has played all four rounds was in the Scandinavian Masters where he finished in 62nd place.

Wellingtonian Mark Brown's miserable season continued as he missed his 13th cut in 23 tournaments this year.

Brown carded rounds of 72 and 70 for even par and two shots off the cut.

South African Thomas Aiken has a one stroke lead at 10-under par.