WICHITA — McPherson’s Treg Fawl said he hit the ball well enough to shoot a good round on Tuesday at the Kansas Amateur Golf Tournament, but a balky putter wouldn’t cooperate as he finished with an opening-round 76.
The putts apparently were falling today.
Fawl, in the first group out this morning at Wichita Country Club, shot a second-round 69. He started on No. 10 and shot a 2-under 33 on the back nine, then matched par 36 on the front nine with seven pars, a birdie and a bogey.
“The putter was still not great, should have been a 65 or 66,” Fawl said. “I missed only two greens all day.”
His two-day total of 145 currently has him in a tie for 45th place. The top 64 finishers move on to match play.
The best score of early finishers today is Jeff Bell of Wichita, who shot a 68 for a 137 total.
All day, the KGA has projected the cut line at 149, which Fawl would make with room to spare. Some golfers, however, have not even teed off as of this posting at 2 p.m.