Posted 11:01 pm ET Aug 10, 2018 |
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HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) – Stephen Curry lost 11 punches on par in the first eight holes and shot a 16-over-86 on Friday to finish last in the Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic.
The star of the Golden State Warriors, who joined TPC Stonebrae for the second time, finished the tournament on Thursday with a 71 after opening on Thursday with a 71.
Curry was the last of the 154 finishers – 33 beats behind leader Alex Prugh – and missed the cut by 13 strokes. Last year, Curry shot 74-74 to tie for 148, missing the cut by 11 hits.
"I could not meet a driver today to save my life, so golf is so," said Curry. "One day you have it, or at least in the amateur world, one day you have it and one day you lose it completely and you have no idea what you are doing about the ball."
As an amateur, Curry played the par-3-second, made a quad bogey 9 in par-5, after taking consecutive drives out of play, turned the par-4-fifth, made a triple on the par 4 seventh and a double on the par-4 eighth.
"As always, it's a great opportunity to be out here to test my game under the ultimate pressure and stress situations," Curry said. "This day was interesting, I knew what I had to shoot (to make the cut), I played the first holes OK and then the wheels fell on the third hole."
On the back nine Birling Birring the par-4 10th, made a triple on the par-4 11th, bowed the par-3 12th birdie the par-4 14th, had a double bogey on the par 3 16. and a bogey on the par-4 18 ..
"It's exactly what I do on the court when I'm not recording," Curry said. "You just find something to focus on, it was easy for me to take every shot and just have fun and take a good shot and not really fall for the result if it was not." I did what I expected. "
Prugh met the tour-nine-hole record with a backnee 27 in a sixties, which undercut him 16. He birded the first seven holes in the back nine, parried the 17th and birdie the 18th.
"My putter was a bit streaky here and there, but when it does, it's on," Prugh said. "I made putts, and luckily it makes things easier when that happens."
Prugh was two strokes shorter than 58 on Stephan Jaeger's stint at TPC Stonebrae two years ago, and a shot in front of Jaeger's 36-hole strike mark for punches.
Josh Teater was two strokes back after a 62.
Curry played alongside Cameron Champ and Martin coaches. Champ, the winner of the Utah Championship last month, who leads the tour in driving distance, was tied for 42nd after 68 and 67 laps. Coach, a double winner this year, shot 69-70 to miss the cut.