May 15 2010
James Driscoll had a chance to tie for the lead at 7 under, until he failed to get up-and-down from just off the ninth green, where he went on to make bogey after missing a 6-footer for par. Up until that point, Driscoll had been bogey free the entire round. Still, he’s in good shape just one shot back with 36 holes to play.
The most improbable story so far, though, has been Garth Mulroy, who, like Driscoll, is 6 under through two rounds. The South African has missed seven of eight cuts on the PGA TOUR this season and the one cut he did make, he shot 80 in the final round. He’s had success before, however, racking up five top-10s, including a win, on his way to finishing 14th on last year’s Nationwide Tour money list. Now he’ll get a chance to cash perhaps the biggest check of his career after making just his second cut of the year. -- Brian Wacker