Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri was undone by an errant front-nine as he turned in a one-over 71 in the second round to miss the cut at the Dean & Deluca Invitational on the PGA Tour here. Lahiri, who had a disappointing six-over 76 on first day, was three-over 38 for the first nine, which was the back nine of the course. He had doubles on Par-4 15 and Par-4 18th and that damage alone was ruin his chances. He also had a bogey on 12th and a birdie on 13th. Two birdies and seven pars on the second nine were not enough. He totalled seven-over 147 while the cut fell at three-over 145. It marked the first time since 2014 that Lahiri had missed three cuts in a row and the first time since he became a member of the PGA Tour. He has now missed cut at the PLAYERS, AT&T Byron Nelson and now Dean & Deluca, where he had finished sixth in 2016. Lahiri will play the Memorial next week. Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth, who is coming off two consecutive missed cuts, redeemed himself as he recovered from a bad start by going five-under over his final 13 holes at the Colonial on Friday. His two-under 68 put the defending champion at 2-under 138, four shots behind second-round leaders Webb Simpson, Kevin Kisner, Danny Lee and Scott Piercy.
Aditi Ashok had an eventful round with no less than six birdies and four bogeys as she ended the second round with a fine two-under 70 to make the cut at the LPGA Volvik Championship. Her exploits of the day carried her up to Tied-44th, up from overnight Tied-56th at the Travis Pointe Country Club here. Aditi, who shot 71 in the first round had a far better day when the conditions were also somewhat better than the first. She found 11 fairways, one better than the previous day and had 14 greens in regulations as compared to 11 a day earlier. If only the putter had done the bidding, she may well have saved a shot or two more. Aditi had a rough bogey-bogey start but she quickly recovered and found her rhythm with four birdies in next six holes and turned in two-under 34. On the back nine, she bogeyed 10th and 12th but birdied 14th and 18th to finish with a 70. The 19-year-old Indian golfer birdied all four par-5s and that was the key to her scoring.