Texas' Scottie Scheffler misses Genesis Open Cut
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA (February 17, 2018) - Needing to birdie his last three holes to make the cut at the Genesis Open Scottie Scheffler pushed the envelope but ultimately finished 7-over to miss the cut.
When all was said and done the Texas junior signed for a second round 5-over 76 at Riviera Country Club as he completed his tournament with rounds of 73-76.
Scheffler began his second round on No. 10 before needing to finish his final three holes on Saturday after play was suspended Friday due to darkness for a second straight day.
With round two of the Genesis Open suspended due to darkness Scottie Scheffler is still on the course with three holes remaining in his round.
Scheffler, a senior for Texas, is currently 5-over and will have to do some serious work over the last three holes at the famed Riviera Country Club to make the cut which presently sits at 2-over.
Starting on the back nine Scheffler got off to a nice start with a birdie on the 11th to move to 1-over for the tournament after shooting a 2-over 73 in the first round but a double-bogey on the 13th and a bogey on the 16th knocked Scheffler back and below the cutline.
He did roll in a 3rd hole birdie to return to 3-over briefly only to double-bogey the ensuing hole.
In order to make the cut Scheffler will likely have to birdie his last three holes, his first shot after play resumes on Saturday will be from the left side of the fairway on the par-4 7th.
ROUND ONE RECAP
Just three days after winning the Genesis Open Collegiate Showcase Texas senior Scottie Scheffler was teeing it up in the main draw and on Thursday during round one he signed for a 2-over 73.
Playing in the Genesis Open at the famed Riviera Country Club the 2017 Walker Cupper had it going early birdieing the opening 503 yard par-5 to quickly move into the red at 1-under. After finding the fairway off the tee Scheffler missed the green with his second shot but showed some def touch chipping to 3'6" to set up a birdie.
Two bogeys on Nos. 6 and 7 dropped Scheffler back to 1-over before he rolled in a 14'6" birdie putt on the 9th to turn in level-par 35. On the second nine Scheffler couldn't quite keep the momentum from early in the day going as he bogeyed three-times, all in his final three five holes. His last two bogeys came on the closing two holes. His only birdie of the side came on No. 15. On the hole the low amateur at last year's U.S. Open knocked his approach shot from 165 yards out stiff to 3'5" setting up his third and final birdie of the round.
After shooting a 3-under 68 on Monday to win the Genesis Open Collegiate Showcase, Scheffler will have to go low again on Friday to make the cut. Scheffler will tee off at 1:15 p.m. local time playing with Rob Oppenheim and Sam Saunders who is currently 4-under in a tie for third just one off the lead.