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Guthrie misses cut in his 2013 PGA season debut

Posted: Jan. 12, 2013 2:04 am Updated: Feb. 2, 2013 3:15 am

By THE HERALD-WHIG
STAFF

HONOLULU — Quincy native Luke Guthrie's first tournament of the 2013 PGA Tour season is over after two rounds.

Guthrie struggled to a score of 6-over 76 on Friday to finish with a 36-hole total of 7-over 147.
Golfers had to be at 2-under or better to make the cut.

Guthrie started on the back nine Friday and birdied the par-5 18th to make the turn at 1-over for the day. At that point, he was in contention to make the cut if he caught fire.

Instead, double bogeys on the par-3 fourth and par-4 sixth derailed his round.
Guthrie's playing partners, fellow rookies Russell Henley and Scott Langley, thrived and are 1-2 on the leaderboard.

Two days into his PGA Tour career, Henley was on his way to breaking a record.

Henley had another 7-under 63 on Friday in the Sony Open and wound up with a two-shot lead over Langley and Scott Peircy. He was at 14-under 126, which breaks by two shots the 36-hole record at this tournament.

"It's pretty surreal," Henley said.

In the first full-field event of the season, the two rookies are leading the way.

Langley finished with three straight birdies for a 66, a solid effort after opening with a 62. Depending on afternoon play, they would play together a third straight day, this time as the final group. They first were linked as low amateurs in the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

"It's never easy to back up a really good round, I kind of got off to a little slower start," Langley said. "But it was certainly nice to finish the way I did and kind of get back in it with Russ. He played so well, and I was just trying to keep pace as much as I can. To finish that way was really good."

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The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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