GOLF: Lloyd misses cut on Open Championship debut

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A disastrous bogey six at the 17th hole and triple bogey seven at the 18th finally put paid to Spalding-based Darryn Lloyd’s Open Championship hopes on Friday.

The 24-year-old South African was making his Open debut and started steadily with three pars. But as conditions got trickier he dropped shots.

He started his second round competently with a couple of birdies and was on the eight-under par projected cut line until he reached the par-5 17th where he had to settle for a fourth bogey of the round.

Chasing a final birdie at 18 he found trouble off the tee and had to settle for a 76 and 13 under par total – five shots outside the mark needed to contend on the weekend.