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April 1 2012

12:40 AM

Secondary cut: Who’s missing Sunday

HUMBLE, Texas -- The 36-hole cut at the Shell Houston Open left 90 players in the field for Saturday’s third round. Only once (91, 1981 Travelers Championship) have more than 90 players made a 36-hole cut in a non-major championship. With more than 78 players making the initial cut, a secondary cut was needed after Round 3 -- again, to the low 70 and ties. Among those missing the secondary cut were FedExCup No. 3 Kyle Stanley and Texas native Justin Leonard. Stanley made the initial cut on the number (2-under 142) but posted a 3-over 75 in Round 3 to fall below the line. Leonard was at 3 under after 36 holes but was one of five players to post a score in the 80s Saturday to eliminate themselves from Sunday’s final round. Padraig Harrington (74), Charley Hoffman (75) and Robert Allenby (78) were among the others to miss the secondary cutline. Miguel Angel Carballo (1-under 215) was the only player to make the cut on the number and will start Sunday at 70th on the leaderboard.
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