November 15 2013
By PGATOUR.COM Staff
Jarrod Lyle shot 71 on Friday at Royal Melbourne Golf Club to make the cut in his first event after a second battle with leukemia. Lyle is tied for 36th at 1-over 143, 10 shots behind co-leaders Adam Scott and Nathan Holman.
The Australian Masters is Lyle's first event since he tied for 37th at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. He teed off on No. 10 on Friday, and parred his first six holes before making bogey at No. 16. He fell to 2 over par for the day at No. 10, then made birdies at Nos. 2 and 6 to return to even par for the day. He parred the final three holes to shoot even par.
"I've done it; I've come here and achieved the biggest goal I've set myself for the week and that was to play four rounds of golf," Lyle told the Associated Press. "I couldn't be happier than what I am."
He said his legs felt tired toward the end of the round, but told the AP, "If I have to crawl those last 18 holes, I'm crawling them. Nothing's going to stop me from finishing."
Lyle has hit 27 of 36 greens in the first two rounds, but has averaged 33 putts per round.