HOYLAKE, England (July 18, 2014) – Rhys Enoch’s (Cornwall, England) run in the Open Championship came to an end on Friday at Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
Facing difficult weather conditions for the second straight round, Enoch couldn’t finish above the cut line as the former ETSU men’s golfer shot a 5-over par 149 (73-76) in the first two rounds of golf’s oldest major. Enoch, who carded a 4-over-par 76 on Friday, missed the cut by three strokes.
Enoch’s second round play featured a lot of ups and downs as he recorded an eagle, a birdie, 11 pars, four bogeys and a triple bogey.
The 2008 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year tallied three bogeys on the front nine and was 3-over (4-over for the tournament) after the first nine holes on Friday. From there, Enoch looked to have made a move as he eagled the par-4, No. 11 to get back to 2-over for the tournament; however, the former Buccaneer All-American registered a triple bogey on the par-4, No. 12 – pushing him back to 5-over. Following three straight pars, Enoch bogeyed the par-5, No. 16, birdied the par-4, No. 17 and parred his final hole – the par-5, No. 18.
Rory McIlroy, an ETSU signee, leads the tournament for the second straight day, while 72 golfers made the cut. McIlroy holds a four-stroke lead over Dustin Johnson at 12-under-par 132.
The cut line for the Open Championship is determined by the lowest 70 scores, including ties, following the first two rounds of the tournament.
Enoch qualified for the Open Championship on July 1 after winning a playoff at the Woburn Golf Club in central England. The former PING All-American fired rounds of 70 and 68, and secured his spot in the Open Championship by chipping in for birdie on the first playoff hole.
Enoch played for ETSU from 2007-2012 and earned an individual berth to the NCAA Championship in 2010 after sharing medalist honors in the NCAA Regional. Enoch was also a four-time all-conference selection.
This marked the second straight year and fourth time in the last six years ETSU had either a former or current golfer in the Open Championship. ETSU rising senior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) made his debut last year, while former Buccaneer standout Rhys Davies played in the 2009 and 2010 Open Championships.
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