Kuchar enters 3rd round in tie for 9th

Matt Kuchar went backwards Friday, shooting a 3-over par 73 at the U.S. Open to drop from a tie for seventh to a tie for 9th going into Saturday’s third round at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. At 3-over par, Kuchar is four shots behind co-leaders Jim Furyk, David Toms and Tiger Woods.

Kuchar will tee off Saturday at 5:15 EDT with Jason Dufner.

Friday, starting the day at even par, Kuchar opened with a double-bogey 6 on the first hole and failed to generate momentum to recover. He bogeyed again at No. 3. After three pars and a birdie, he bogeyed No. 8 to fall back to 3-over. The former Georgia Tech star was a pre-tournament favorite to win his first major tournament.

Of the three other former Tech players in the field, two missed the cut, which was 8-over par.

Stewart Cink followed an opening 77 with a 75 to put him in a tie for 136th at 12-over. Roberto Castro completed his two rounds in 9-over par, missing the cut by a stroke. After birdieing at No. 17 to get to the cut line, Castro gave the shot back with a bogey at No. 18 to miss out on the weekend.

Nicholas Thompson made the cut at 8-over.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

14 comments Add your comment

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June 15th, 2012
5:47 pm

tiger tiger woods, y’all.

Really?

June 15th, 2012
5:55 pm

You gotta love that north avenue trade school fan base. LOL

NCJacket

June 15th, 2012
7:14 pm

Its a very tight field. Anyone’s game still. Go Kuchar. Go Jackets. Go America.

BLT

June 16th, 2012
6:54 am

BLT

June 16th, 2012
6:59 am

It “Really?” speaks volumes when two of the four comments so far are from UGA trolls. You gotta love those UGA trolls…not!

Destin Dawg

June 16th, 2012
7:22 am

the course is impossibly difficult , but fair I guess, Kuch is only 4 strokes out, watch Jason Dufner too , I hope they play together

BLT

June 16th, 2012
9:24 am

Kuch- T9
Bubba- T73

Smart like a fox

June 16th, 2012
9:35 am

Kucher comes in to my work place from time to time, a super nice guy and a family man as well…..give ‘em hell Kucher

Supersize that order, mutt

June 16th, 2012
10:14 am

That is really a misleading heading for this article, Ken. Kuch is only 4 strokes off the lead, regardless of how many others are in that grouping. He is still in contention. And the way the course has been playing, if he puts together two decent rounds, he could win it as easily as could anyone else there near the top

Supersize that order, mutt

June 16th, 2012
10:16 am

@ BLT…….I gather you recognized the fact that that last post last night was not by me but by the imposter. That guy has the maturity of a doorknob.

Delbert D.

June 16th, 2012
11:17 am

Kuch is tied for 9th.

Supersize that order, mutt

June 16th, 2012
11:25 am

Delbert, it really depends on how you count those who all have the same score. But even if you put him at the bottom of the group who are +3, that’s still only 17 by my count, and not 23. But why not just say he’s tied for 4th, since he’s in the group with the 4th lowest scores?

BLT

June 16th, 2012
2:27 pm

Yes Supersize, I’m not sure why you have a full time stalker. I guess the UGA Troll Union deemed it necessary.

Eastof A1A

June 16th, 2012
3:46 pm

Kuch comes from good stock. Three days after he won The Players I got to spend time with his parents here in Ponte Vedra. Super folks. And big-time supporters of everything Tech.