LA JOLLA, Calif. — News and notes from the second round of
the Farmers Insurance Open: • Cut: 79 players made the cut at
2-under 142 from a field of 155 professionals and one amateur.
Since more than 78 players made the cut a second cut will be made
following the third round to the top 70 players and ties. •
Brandt Snedeker has 10 straight under-par rounds at this event
along with two straight top-10 finishes (2010/T2 and 2011/T9).
• Phil Mickelson’s highest opening 36 holes in a
non-major is a 154 at the 2003 Chrysler Championship (80-74) and
2000 at THE PLAYERS (83-71). • The top seven scores Friday
were shot on the North Course. • An amateur has made the cut
at the Farmers Insurance Open four of the last five years: Jamie
Lovemark (2007 and 2008), Gregor Main (2009) and Anthony Paolucci
(2011). Jay Hwang, a golfer at UCLA, was the only amateur in the
field this year and missed the cut. • This week’s
Farmers Insurance Open is rewarding school spirit during the third
round of the tournament Saturday. For the second year, all fans and
TOUR players are encouraged to wear their own university colors in
support of Farmers “University of Farmers” advertising
to read more about the "University of Farmers" campaign.