Stephen Curry falls apart in second round, misses cut in the Ellie Mae Classic

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HAYWARD – Warriors guard Stephen Curry shot an 86 Friday afternoon in the second round of the Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae.

With the finish, Curry, who finished 17-over par for the tournament, was eliminated from contention after failing to reach the top 65 after two rounds.

“That’s how golf goes,” Curry said. “One day you have it, and one day you completely lose it and have no idea what you’re doing.”

Curry’s inconsistent play in the tournament continued Friday afternoon. While Curry was able to recover from a subpar start Thursday, he never recovered from a similar effort Friday afternoon. The five-time all-star, who finished last in the field, bogeyed his second hole, then followed it up by shooting two tee-shots out of bounds on the par-5 3rd hole. Following the second shot, the large contingent of fans searched through the dry grass for the ball to no avail.

“Nothing clicked,” Curry said. “Especially off the tee. When you can’t get off the tee in a professional tournament like this, you’re fighting an uphill battle.”

Curry’s bad start was only the beginning of is problems on the green. Following his snafu on the 3rd hole, Curry bogeyed on the par-4 fifth hole, and lost another ball out of bounds on the par-4 seventh hole, leading Curry and course officials to search for the ball again on the hilly course, as he finished the hole with a triple bogey. Following an errant shot on the ninth hole, Curry had to take another ball drop, before recovering for par. The three-time champion didn’t hit his first bogey until his tenth hole. Curry birdied again on the 14th hole before double bogeying on 16th and a bogey on the …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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