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Watson Out, But Three Other Local Golfers Still Alive in Greenbrier Classic

The midnight hour came early for Kansas City’s own Tom Watson, but three other pros with ties to the Kansas city area made the cut and are playing into the weekend in the PGA Greenbrier Classic in White Sulpher Springs, W.Va.

Watson, who has won eight major golf championships in his illustrious professional career, lowered his score on the second day of the tournament on Friday, shooting a one-under-par 71, but his five-over opening-round score of 75 left him just that, five strokes over the cutline.

Meanwhile former Kansas Jayhawk golfer, Gary Woodland of Topeka, remained among the leaders, two strokes back of Wade Simpson and Brendon de Jorge, who are at seven-under 133.

Michael Letzig of Richmond, Mo., fired a four-under score of 64 on Friday to move into a fourth-place tie with Woodland.

Another Kansas City native, Tom Pernice Jr., followed up his opening round 68 with an even-par round of 70 on Friday. His two-round total of 138 was two strokes above the cutline, but placed him very much in the hunt, just five shots back of the leaders.