Indian golfer Arjun Atwal made the cut for the weekend motion at the 3M Open with a few wonderful par saves at the fag finish of the second spherical for a four-under 67.Starting off beautifully with 4 birdies on the entrance 9 and including a fifth on 13th, he made a advantageous restoration after a disappointing first day 73. Atwal is two-under 140 and Tied-51st.
The problem got here when he dropped a shot on 16th when he missed the inexperienced on the second shot and went into the tough. He missed a 13-footer for par.On the 17th, Atwal hit his tee shot into the inexperienced aspect bunker however got here out very effectively although he still had a five-foot-nine for par. He holed.Atwal wanted a par on 18th to remain on within the event. He put his tee shot into the water.After taking a drop, he hit a stupendous shot over the water and onto the inexperienced, 35 toes from the pin, from the place he two-putted safely for par.
While Atwal ensured motion for the week, Indian-American Sahith Theegala (72-72) and Indo-Swede Daniel Chopra (72-75) missed the cut as 68 professionals made it at two-under.
Defending champion Matthew Wolff (65-68) shot one of many six-bogey free rounds of the day as he seeks to document his first two TOUR wins at the identical event.
While world No. 248th Werenski and 151-ranked Thompson led the sector, some excessive profile names to have missed the cut included Brooks Koepka (70-71) and Tommy Fleetwood (71-72), who two weeks in the past flew in from UK and spent time in quarantine.
Atwal’s entrance 9 was flawless as he discovered all fairways and greens in regulation. He birdied 4 times, together with a 20-footer on par-Four seventh.He lastly missed a fairway on 11th, however an excellent wedge from 94 toes gave him a 13-footer for par, which he holed.On 12th, Atwal went into the native space off the tee. From there, he went into left tough after which a bunker, however got here out effectively for a 10-footer for par and sank it.A 12-foot birdie on Par-3 13th noticed him get to five-under for the day, earlier than getting two good pars on 14 and 15. A bogey on 16th put him in some hazard and on each 17 and 18, he survived with some gutsy photographs.
“It was not easy today. It was windy and tough in the afternoon. After last time in Detroit, I worked on my putter and I putted well today and that helped,” said Atwal.
On the shut shaves at the tip, Atwal laughed and said, “I’ve lost all my hair after today’s round. (Or) whatever little hair I had left.
“With putting improving, let us see how things go over the weekend.”Also lacking out was Paul Casey (72-72), Bubba Watson (67-74) and Dustin Johnson who withdrew after a back damage and a tough first spherical.