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Three Former Cowboys Make Cut at Travelers

Jordan King - June 21, 2019 6:44 pm

Viktor Hovland. via Twitter

A trio of Oklahoma State golf alumni will continue to tee it up this weekend at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Both of the highly touted rookies along with a more household tour name have played themselves into position to cash a paycheck. For Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff, it will likely be the first of many they earn during their careers.

The pair playing in their first two rounds of pro golf couldn’t have taken more different routes to shooting the same score through two rounds.

Although Hovland made birdies in bunches, 10 total, in the first two rounds, he also struggled with mistakes. He was three under heading into today’s round. Just as he did in the first round, he made five birdies, once again attacking the holes that had been playing easier.

His mistakes today were more frequent and it came to a head when he carded an ugly triple bogey on the par four 10th hole. That left him at even par for the championship with the cut line at two under. From that point he made two birdies and six pars to sneak just inside the cut line.

He had to make several clutch putts down the stretch, including this one to make the weekend.

Wolff battled an inconsistent round one to finish even par. Today was much different, he hit more fairways and put himself in scoring position consistently to shoot two under and make the cut. He was five under at one point in his round before bogeying his 16th hole and posting a double bogey to finish his day.

Kevin Tway was the other Poke to play himself to the weekend. He was more consistent than both of the first-timers and shot back-to-back rounds of two under 68 to give himself an outside shot at contending. His four under is seven strokes off the lead, which Zack Sucher holds alone.

The problems continued in the return of Hunter Mahan. He followed up a respectable even par first round with a disastrous second day of four over. He missed the cut along with Morgan Hoffman at five over and Peter Uihlein at six over.

Pairings for Saturday’s third round have not yet been announced.

 

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