Second round 2018–Mike Finster makes the cut!

Mike started the day near the top of the amateur leaderboard.  His day began on the harder back nine, and it took its toll, with 4 bogies in the first 6 holes.  But then 2 grind-it-out pars and off to the tough 18th.

A third straight par on 18 —where he made double on Thurs.  So good momentum heading to the front 9 and its two reachable par 5s.

Birdie 1!  So honors on 2—iron off the tee on short par 4 lands in bunker and leads to bogey.   Long par 5 #3, where Mike rolled in eagle Thursday, ends in a routine par.  So six holes to go and starting to watch the cut line.  Mike’s at +6, and +9 or better plays the weekend.

Bogeys tough #4 par 3, then grinds out 4 pars.  Gets to 18 needing a bogey on the short par 5.  A wayward drive forces a layup to about 150 yards.  Hits it to within 15 feet.

And the crowd goes wild.

Mike 2 putts for par.

Finishes +5 for the day, +7 for the tourney, 1 above the cut line and tied for low amateur.  Happy belated (one day) anniversary to Mike and Marybeth!  They deserve it.


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