Parnevik misses out on British Open return

Jesper Parnevik has missed out on a return to Turnberry by two shots after carding a one-under 70 in the second round of the American qualifier in Texas.

Jesper Parnevik has missed out on a return to Turnberry by two shots after carding a one-under 70 in the second round of the American qualifier in Texas.

Parnevik, who let slip a golden opportunity to win the 1994 British Open at the same course, slipped up again after getting himself in a good position with a round of 64 in the morning session, but then falling off the pace to miss out on one of the eight qualifying spots up for grabs.

American Matt Kuchar took the top spot after finishing 13-under-par by following a first round score of 63 with a 66 in the afternoon.

He was joined by fellow American Jeff Overton who carded rounds of 64 and 67 to finished 11-under, as well as six others tied on 10-under overall: Davis Love III, Richard S Johnson, James Driscoll, Tim Wilkinson, Frederik Jacobson, and Martin Laird.

Germany’s Alex Cejka, who had led after the morning session along with Kuchar on 63, shot a 71 in the afternoon to miss out.

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