No weekend play for Angelo Que

Sorry folks, Angelo Que did not make the cut.

He won a consolation prize though – valuable experience!

He actually started his second round at the British Golf Open quite brilliantly. A birdie at the 5th after a string of four opening pars placed him tied at the top 50 players. At this point, he was four strokes better than his start the previous day. Then lightning struck, literally and figuratively. By 12:30 (BST) the rain started and Angelo Que went bogey-bogey-double bogey-bogey-bogey in the next five holes. This washed away his chances into the frigid Atlantic coast at the Royal Birkdale.

He ended up with 78 for a 14 over total that placed him at 127th in the company of notables Angel Cabrera, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Rod Pampling and Rory Sabbatini.

KJ Choi has taken the lead with a 67 for the only player at sub-par -1. Fifteen players are within 5 strokes of the leader, including former champ Greg Norman who was steady with a second consecutive round of 70. Because of the weather, however, the field is wide open for the 83 golfers going into the weekend play. Incidentally, both Phil Mickelson and past champion Ernie Els, who had disastrous opening rounds, made the cut.

Well, as for our local hero, there is always silver lining hidden behind those dark clouds in England. I am sure that he would treasure the experience of playing in the majors and be a better and wiser golfer back home in the ASEAN and Asian Tours.

Read his account of his first day here.

5:14 a.m.

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