De Jonge misses the cut

The British Open title dream is over for Zimbabwe’s Brendon De Jonge after he joined a host of other top golfers to miss the cut off point on the second day of the major at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Merseyside.

Brendon De Jonge
Brendon De Jonge

The Zimbabwean who opened the show on two over par 78 was this time on two over par 70 to miss the cut off by four strokes and is out of the event whose field has now been reduced from the initial 156.

De Jonge joins some of the household names who have missed the cut off including South Africa’s former world number one Ernie Else, Richard Sterne, Dustin Walters, and Dawie van der Waltz.

While De Jonge and others are singing the blues, the same cannot be said of Rory Mclroy, who replicated his first round form with another sizzling 66 to take his total to 12 under 132 for a four stroke lead over Dustin Johnstone who is on 136.

South Africa’s Charl Schwatzel is tied for third with six others after firing a five under 67 to take his total to six under 138. He is in the same group with Sergio Garcia, Francesco Molinari, Ryan Moore, and 2010 champion Louis Oosthuzen.

Defending champion Phil Mickelson is drifting off the pace and is now tied for 31st position on a total score of 144, a heft 12 shots behind the leader.

US Open champion Martin Keymar is on one over par 145 in 43rd position while 2013 Masters champion Adam Scoot has fared better on three under 141.

Tiger Woods who has been suffering from injuries is also way off the leaders on tied for 56th after his opening 69 was followed by a not so good 77 for a total of two over par 146.

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