NeSmith misses cut; Walker leads

North Augusta golfer plays well in first PGA Tour event

GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Augusta’s Matt NeSmith missed the cut in his first PGA Tour event, the Wyndham Championship.


The 18-year-old NeSmith opened with even-par 70. He was 1-under for the tournament through 10 holes today. But a missed fairway at No. 11 led to double bogey. Then, he bogeyed No. 13.

NeSmith finished with 71 to finish two rounds at 1-over-par 141. The cut line was 139.

Jimmy Walker shot 62 to top the leaderboard at 12-under.

Defending champion Webb Simpson was a stroke back after 63, and first-round leader Carl Pettersson, Tim Clark, Sergio Garcia and rookie Harris English were 10-under. Pettersson had 68, Clark shot 67, Garcia 63 and English 64.

Tim Herron matched the tournament record with 61, but was still seven strokes back.

Play was halted for 1 hour, 17 minutes late in the day when a system of thunderstorms passed through the central North Carolina Triad.




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