Atwal makes cut, Chopra withdraws from Buick Invitation golf

February 8th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS  

San Diego (California), Feb 7 (IANS) India’s Arjun Atwal sank an eight-footer for a birdie to make the weekend rounds as he carded a two-over 74 and still made the cut at two-over 146 on the cut line in 65th place at $ 5.3 million Buick Invitation golf tournament here.
First round leader Camilo Villegas (133) carded 70 for a one-shot lead over John Rollins who carded a sensational eight-under 64 in the second round Friday. Indo-Swede Daniel Chopra withdrew after his first round of 76.

Atwal, who started on the 10th tee, bogeyed the 12th but birdied the 13th and then dropped shots on 16th and 17th. Then he picked up a birdie on the 18th to turn in one-over. He bogeyed the first, third and fifth and was then four-over for the day and the tournament. Birdies on the sixth and ninth saved him and he stayed on for the weekend.

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