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Paradis expected to miss cut at U.S. Amateur


August 14. 2018 11:58PM




Hooksett’s Matthew Paradis struggled on the back nine Tuesday in his second round at the U.S. Amateur Tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links, finishing with a 5-over-par 76 and was projected to miss the cut.

After shooting a 1-over 73 in Monday’s first stroke-play round, Paradis was just six strokes behind co-leaders Daniel Hillier of New Zealand and Cole Hammer of Houston, tied for 46th place.

A junior at Southern New Hampshire University, Paradis started off well Tuesday, parring six of the first eight holes and knocking in a birdie on No. 9 to make the turn at 1-over 36. But he scuffled over the final holes, shooting a 4-over 40, with three bogeys and one triple bogey.

At the end of his round, Paradis, who won the 115th New Hampshire Amateur Championship last month, had a two-day total of 149 and was tied for 133rd. At press time, the cut was projected to be at 147.

The top 64 players begin match play today with championship final scheduled for Sunday.


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