For the 4th time in as lots of weeks, the PGA Tour put on hold play in one or both of the very first 2 rounds of an occasion due to darkness.
This time at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, simply 2 gamers were left to total their 2nd rounds Saturday early morning. Justin Suh and also Orlando club pro Greg Koch were both still playing the 9th opening when the horn appeared at 6:47 p.m. They determined it was as well dark to surface at Bay Hill Club and also Lodge.
Koch, an assistant expert at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando that won the 2022 North Florida Section Player of the Year to gain his place in the area, got on the cut line at 2 over on his 36th opening.
A the same level would certainly be a job initially for Koch: his very first made cut in a PGA Tour occasion in his 6th shot. This is his 2nd time playing the Arnold Palmer Invitational after teeing it up last period. He likewise played in this period’s Butterfield Bermuda Championship and also the 2021 PGA Championship.
A birdie, while thrilling for Koch, would certainly have been dooming for the 7 various other pros Koch was connected with at 2 over. Koch remained in a connection for 65th, indicating a birdie would certainly have made 2 over a connection for 66th and also relocated the cutline to 2 over and also Koch to one over. (Good information for him, negative for the 7 others.)
Still, the 37-year-old had his job cut out for him on the 9th, Friday’s second-hardest opening. His tee shot landed in the harsh and also left him 208 lawns to the eco-friendly prior to he informed authorities he would certainly end up Saturday.
He returned at 6:57 a.m. and also played his 2nd except the eco-friendly yet in the fairway, a little more than 30 lawns from the opening. From there he played his pitch to simply 3 1/2 feet and also drained pipes the putt to shoot 71 and also make his initially PGATour cut A little gallery of his family and also good friends got on hand, in spite of the very early hr.
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