Woodland Makes Cut at Open Championship

July 20, 2012

LANCASHIRE, England – Former Kansas Jayhawk Gary Woodland birdied five of the last 10 holes to make the cut at the 2012 Open Championship on the Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Course Friday.

Woodland, a Topeka, Kan. native who competed for the Jayhawks from 2004-07, was four over par before setting foot in the tee box on the ninth hole but walked off the course with an even 70. Woodland, who birdied just one hole en route to an opening-round 73 Thursday, cut strokes at holes No. 9, No. 11, No. 13, No. 14 and No. 16 to sit in 68th at the end of the second round of competition.

Fellow American Brandt Snedeker had a similar hot streak to Woodland with five birdies over a seven-hole span to tie the 36-hole record for a major championship (66-64–130) and led the field at 10-under. Woodland’s two-day total of 73-70–143 (+3) earned him another day on the course and marks his 13th cut made in 17 events during the 2012 season.

Woodland will be paired with former Oklahoma State golfer Charles Howell III and tee off at 9:10 a.m. (3:10 a.m. CT) Saturday. Former pupils of new Kansas men’s golf coach Jamie Bermel, Zach Johnson and Martin Laird each made Thursday’s cut and sit tied for 15th after Friday’s action concluded.