Chip Johnson, Ron Philo Just Miss Cut at US. Senior Open
Chip Johnson, PGA (Hatherly CC) shot a four-over par two-round score of 144 to finish cut after two rounds at the US senior Open in Salem CC in Salem, MA last week. Ron Philo, PGA (Stowe Mountain Resort) shot a two-round total score of +9, 149 to also finish outside of the cut line for the event.
Johnson had a solid opening round in the Open, finishing at just two-over par with a 73. His scorecard was relatively clean through much of the day, making 14 pars in total through the round. He struggled some on the front nine, making bogey on the second hole and double-bogey on the eighth. However, he rebounded on the back, making a birdie to get to +1. Even with another bogey added to his total, Johnson's +2, 73 score was an achievement in the talented field.
Through the second round, Johnson teetered on the border of the cut line, and made a solid push to make the third round of play. With the predicted cut line at +2, he battled through much of the round, balancing strong play with strategy. Starting from the tenth, he made bogey on 12, but came back with birdies on the 13th and 14th to turn at one under for the day at the turn. The front side however, proved more challenging. He made bogey on the 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th holes. Even with birdies on six and nine, his effort would be great but unfortunately not enough to get to the +2 mark; finishing outside the cut line at 144.
DCP at the International Rescheduled
Bad Weather Causes Cancellation
The Drive Chip and Putt at The International Golf Course in Bolton, MA has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. The new date will be on July 6th at The International from 10-2. All of the age groups from Tuesday's competition with the exception of the Girls' 7-9 group is invalid, and will need to re-register for the Drive, Chip, and Putt local qualifier. All of those in the competition on Tuesday will be free to transfer to another local qualifier.